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Download our action plan template for a special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO). We also look at special educational needs (SEN) action plans from schools.

SENCO action plan templates

KeyDoc action plan template

We worked with one of our associate education experts, Anita Devi, to produce an action plan template for a special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO) that you can download and adapt.

Your action plan can support you with:

  • Provision management
  • Data tracking and collection systems
  • The SEN report
  • Meetings with the SEN governor
  • Collating evidence for the national SENCO award
  • Other monitoring and accountability purposes

Use this alongside our SEND audit template to evaluate your provision and set out next steps clearly.

SEN action plans



Aloeric Primary School, an academy in Wiltshire has an SEN action plan that lists a number of key priorities including: 

  • Helping teaching assistants (TAs) to feel confident working with all pupils with SEN 
  • Working with parents and carers so they feel comfortable asking the school for support

Download the action plan from the school's website.

Special school

Brompton Hall School in North Yorkshire. It has an SEN action plan on its website that identifies actions in areas of need including:

  • Cognition and learning
  • Communication and interaction
  • Social, emotional and mental health
  • Sensory and physical
  • Social care
  • Preparing for adulthood

SENCO planner

Our SENCO's year planner sets out strategic SEN-related tasks that need to be completed termly.

Use this to help you plan ahead for next term.


Anita Devi is an SEN advisory teacher. She has been a SENCO for primary and secondary schools.

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