Information for schools and settings

SEN – support, assessment and identification

Milton Keynes steps to inclusion

Milton Keynes is committed to being a community where children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) can achieve well because they enjoy learning and we identify their needs early, act quickly, work together and give them the right support.

Milton Keynes steps to inclusion (PDF, 109KB)
Common language and understanding report (PDF, 292KB)

Documents to Support Graduated approach:

Professionals in Milton Keynes have created documents to support settings in using the graduated approach.  

The majority of children and young people with special educational needs and disability will be supported within their mainstream school through the graduated approach, quality first teaching, targeted and personalised support. To support settings/schools, the specialist teaching teams have created ‘Good practice guidance for all learners through the graduated response (DOCX, 183KB)'. For a few children/young people, external support will be necessary.


The FACT/FACT+ documents can be downloaded below.

FACT - Early Years (PDF, 1.3MB)
FACT - KS1 and KS2 (PDF, 1.8MB)
FACT - KS3 to KS5 (PDF, 749KB)
FACT Plus - Early Years (PDF, 1.1MB)
FACT Plus - KS1 and KS2 (PDF, 1.5MB)
FACT Plus - KS3 to KS5 (PDF, 547KB)

FACT - Early Years (DOCX, 3.3MB)
FACT - KS1 and KS2 (DOC, 1.5MB)
FACT - KS3 to KS5 (DOC, 1.2MB)
FACT Plus - Early Years (DOC, 8.4MB)
FACT Plus - KS1 and KS2 (DOC, 8.6MB)
FACT Plus - KS3 to KS5 (DOC, 8.6MB)

Speech, Language and Communication Framework (SLCF)

Developed by The Communication Trust, the SLCF is a free online professional development tool which sets out the key skills and knowledge needed by the children and young people's workforce to support the speech, language and communication development of all children and young people.

EHC Needs Assessments

You can find all the documentation relevant to EHC Needs Assessments here: EHC Needs Assessments.

Gathering the pupil voice

Gathering the pupil voice (DOCX, 228KB)

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The Improvement Partners traded service has a range of self-evaluation documents, for more information please contact Linda Bartlett Improvement Partner for Inclusion

Guidance on the self-evaluation of Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) (PDF, 998KB)
Guidance on the self assessment of behaviour (PDF, 485KB)


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Early Years Important Forms

For Early Years settings, non-maintained nurseries and maintained nurseries.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Transitions checklist for SENDCos: primary (DOCX, 70KB)
Early Years/ Key Stage 1 passport: moving classroom (DOC, 121KB)
Transitions booklet: pre-school to Early Years Foundation Stage (DOCX, 253KB)

Transitions checklist for SENDCos: primary to secondary (DOCX, 71KB)
Primary to secondary passport (DOC, 107KB)
ASD: supporting transition from primary to secondary (PDF, 998KB)

Transition review meeting (DOCX, 26KB)
Autism: transition toolkit (PDF, 2.2MB)
Pupil profile for transition (DOC, 41KB)
Social scripts: worries about the future (PDF, 51KB)
Transition to junior school (PPT, 443KB)

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Post-diagnostic meetings

Support and advice following ASD diagnosis

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Training and events

The latest training booklet can be downloaded below:

Inclusion and Intervention - Centralised Training Offer 2020-21 (PDF, 522KB) - updated 09 December 2020

SENCo and SEND Team meetings spring 2021




Early years



11 January 21

3:45 – 5:00pm

13 January 21

3:45 – 5:00pm

14 January 21

4:45 – 6:00pm


01 Febraury 21

3:45 – 5:00pm

03 February 21

3:45 – 5:00pm

04 February 21

4:45 – 6:00pm

Phased Transitions

01 March 21

3:45 – 5:00pm

03 March 21

3:45 – 5:00pm

04 March 21

4:45 – 6:00pm

Developing a Creative Curriculum and Alternative Provision

14 June 21

3:45 – 5:00pm

16 June 21

3:45 – 5:00pm


4:45 – 6:00pm

TBC (June/July)

Celebration Week

Spotlight on Technology

Writing outcomes

Writing outcomes - guidance for practitioners presentation (PDF, 128KB)

National Sensory Impairment Partnership

British Dyslexia Association

The British Dyslexia Association has introduced, a new one-stop site for everything you need to know about dyslexia, whether you are dyslexic yourself, a parent or carer of someone who is dyslexic, or a teacher or employer of dyslexic people.

As a mobile-first dyslexia resource, enables you to have information and advice on hand at all times. has been designed to be dyslexia-friendly; the font has been chosen for its clarity and readability, and the accessibility panel allows you to customise text sizes and colour schemes so you can find the combination that works best for you.

Written content is presented under headings in drop down boxes to make sure it’s easy to find and accessible. Information is presented in different formats, including a host of animations, video interviews and training packages, with new resources being added regularly.

All of the resources and links are quality assured by the British Dyslexia Association and other leading UK charities so you can be confident that the advice you are receiving is accurate and current.

Anti-Bullying Alliance ‘All Together’ Programme

The All Together Programme offers training, support and resources to schools to help them combat bullying. An All Together School is one that has proven its activity to reduce bullying of all children and schools can sign up to take part in the programme today. The All Together programme has been developed over the last three years and builds upon the work of the Anti-Bullying Alliance’s previous SEND anti-bullying champion programme which saw significant positive results.

As part of the programme, the Anti Bullying Alliance and the Council for Disabled Children have made a short film in which young people discuss some of the positive things that they use the internet for. The internet has huge benefits to all young people and we recognise that young people with SEN are no exception to this and that they shouldn’t be deterred by any threat of bullying or personal safety. You can watch the film here.

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Last Updated: 11 February 2021