Last reviewed on 11 February 2021
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Find out what questions you can ask your SENCO about your school's provision for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and what to look out for in their answers. Now including questions to ask when monitoring SEND provision during coronavirus.


  1. Questions to ask

Thanks to our associate education expert Lorraine Petersen who helped us to create these questions and answers. 

Questions to ask

Ask your special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO) the questions below - you don't need to ask them all in one sitting, so choose which ones are most relevant to your discussion.

How does the school manage SEND? You should always assure yourself that:  The school complies with the SEND code of practice at all times - be clear on your duties with SEND as a governor here The school's SEND provision is set out in the SEND information report - a statutory document which must be published on the school's website (this report may form the basis of your discussion, as many of the answers to these questions will be set out in it) What