Inclusion Task Force

Inclusion Task Force

Learn Sheffield SEND Offer

Learn Sheffield has worked closely with the Inclusion Task Force to develop a SEND offer for the city. This improvement programme forms a support and challenge offer to Sheffield settings which complements the Inclusion Task Force training and guidance & resources offers.

The approach to support and challenge in relation to SEND and Inclusion is consistent with Learn Sheffield wider approach to school improvement. Support and challenge is provided from colleagues with significant expertise working alongside the setting.

The range of SEND improvement opportunities below provide options for all settings to engage with improvement activities that support their identified school development priorities. The improvement programme includes both activities that are requested by settings from Learn Sheffield and targeted offers of support informed by concerns or the need for further enquiry commissioned by the Inclusion Task Force.

SEND Reviews SEND Improvement Partners SEND Enquiry

SEND Reviews

SEND reviews are generally carried out alongside school leaders by the Learn Sheffield Improvement Partners: David Bartram and Nick Whittaker. They are often joined by colleagues from the Inclusion Taskforce or city SENCO teams.

A school can commission a SEND review from Learn Sheffield for a number of reasons including:

  • Raising attainment and progress of pupils with SEND
  • Significant change in the demographic of the SEND population
  • Improving the quality of provision for pupils with SEND
  • Increasing attendance and reducing exclusions for pupils
  • Identifying SEND as an area for development through
  • Wanting a fresh perspective on provision from an
  • A change in leadership and management at the school
  • External validation of a school’s evaluation of its SEND provision.

The review is focused on 7 key areas:

  • Intent
  • Implementation
  • Impact
  • Identification
  • Provision Mapping
  • Working with learners and families
  • Effective use of teaching assistants

Your review will include an on-site visit and a written report with clear recommendations on next steps.