Information for schools and settings

SEN – support, assessment and identification

Documents to Support Graduated Support:

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 First Assess Communication Tool (FACT) and FACT plus

The FACT and FACT plus tools have been produced by a range of people working with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) in Milton Keynes.  It is fulfilling one of the recommendations in the Final Report of the Milton Keynes Bercow Working Party (2009), the joint Local Authority/Community Health Services’ response to the Bercow Report (2008). 

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.

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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 Disabilities (DOCX, 801KB)

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SEND Inclusion Forum

Inclusion/top up guidance

Alternative education provision for primary aged pupils

Notional SEN

Notional SEN - SENCo presentation 26 June 2017 (PDF, 1.1MB)

Feedback on the SEND Inclusion Forum

SEND Inclusion Forum Feedback - December 2017 (DOCX, 30KB)

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Early Years Important Forms

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The latest training booklet can be downloaded below:

Inclusion and Intervention Team centralised training - September 2017-July 2018 (PDF, 1.2MB)

Early Years SENCo locality meeting

The date of the 29 January at 5.00 – 6.30pm has been set for the next Early Years Locality Meeting. The location is Galley Hill Education Centre, in the Watling Room.

Led by colleagues from the Inclusion and Intervention Team.

The focus will be:

  • Writing and setting outcomes
  • Q and A discussion regarding EHCP and Early Years Inclusion Grant guidelines

Writing outcomes

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

SEND Gateway

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. comes from a project funded by the Department for Education. It is led by the British Dyslexia Association in partnership with the Dyspraxia Foundation, Manchester Metropolitan University, and Patoss.

For more information, please visit:

You can also join on Facebook: and Twitter: @dyslex_io

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: 19 February 2018