The SEND Inclusion Audit is designed to provide schools with a tool to self-evaluate their SEND provision in line with the SEND Code of Practice 2015.

Schools Forum, through the Inclusion Reference Group requested that an audit was designed for schools that supported them in better understanding and developing their SEND provision.  In 2016 the first SEND Inclusion Audit was lauched and we will ask for the audit to be returned annually.


This year (2017/18) we are asking schools to return their SEND Inclusion Audit by the end of term 3.  If you have already completed the audit you don't need to start from scratch - you just need to review and update your audit and return it to


Download the latest version of the SEND Inclusion Audit

SEND Inclusion Audit for Schools (with I Review) 2016/17

SEND Inclusion Audit for Early Years settings 2016/17


Read the SEND Inclusion Audit Reports

SEND Inclusion Audit Report 2016/17


How to use the SEND Inclusion Audit

The SEND Inclusion Audit is designed to be used as a tool by schools to support the self-evaluation of their SEND provision.  It breaksdown the SEND Code of Practice 2015 and gives information on how the SEND Reforms are being realised in Bristol.

Schools are encouraged to review their audits termly to track progress and consider what areas they might need to develop next.  All school that complete the SEND Inclusion Audit will get a call from their link Education Psychologist who will support the SENCO in identifying and considering what steps might be taken next.  The I Review section of the Inclusion Audit aupports SENCOs in having a record of the action that have been planned. 



This page has information for residents in the City of Bristol.  Find out about what other Local Authorities do.

Last Updated 17 October 2017 by SENDop

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