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Last updated on 19 August 2016
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How is SEN evaluated in an Ofsted inspection? We outline how special educational needs (SEN) provision is evaluated according to the inspection handbook. We also relay advice on how a link governor for SEN could prepare for inspection.

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  1. Evaluation of SEN as part of 'overall effectiveness'
  2. Evaluation of SEN as part of 'outcomes for pupils'
  3. Evaluation of SEN as part of 'effectiveness of leadership and management'
  4. Evaluation of SEN as part of 'personal development, behaviour and welfare'
  5. Evaluation of SEN as part of 'effectiveness of early years provision'
  6. Documents that inspectors will ask to see
  7. Inspectors do not address specific link roles

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