• Whole School SEND is a coalition of schools and school practitioners, charities, policy influencers, parents, carers and young people.
  • We are committed to improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND through networking, collaboration and better scaling and embedding what we already know works.
  • The SEND Review Guide was developed as a direct response to the increasing gap in outcomes between students with SEND and their peers, with the purpose of empowering schools to improve their SEND provision.

We do - on the whole - know what needs to happen in the classroom and in schools to improve outcomes for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability. We know this from research. We know this from the impact of evidenced interventions. We know this from experience, in the schools that are already doing it well. 


And yet outcomes for some children with SEND still fall behind those of their peers.


That's why the Whole School SEND Consortium is committed to improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND by networking, collaborating and unlocking the answers that exist within the system.


We are a growing network of over 4000 schools, practitioners, policy influencers, charitable organisations, parents and young people.


Download the Whole School SEND manifesto here and click Join The Consortium to join our community!



On the 23rd Feb we came together with SENDCos, teachers, senior leaders, parents, carers, third sector organisations and young people to share experience and contribute to policy and practice at our SEND Summit. To find out more click here.

Our next conference, the Strategy Summit, will examine SEND provision across Local Authorities, Multi-Academy Trusts, regions, federations and other groups of schools. Click here for more info.

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