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Staff knowledge and understanding

  • Teachers understand their roles and responsibilities regarding SEND.

  • Teachers understand that all children are different and learn at different rates.

  • Teachers have an understanding of the learning needs of children in their class(es).

  • Teachers have high expectations of each member of their class.

  • Teachers feel confident in meeting the learning needs of the children in their class.

  • Teachers have an understanding of how the learning needs of children can influence their behaviour and motivation. 

  • Teachers have knowledge of risk factors associated with learning progress.

  • Teachers know how to create an effective teaching environment.

  • Teachers use a range of different classroom resources to support my teaching, for example writing frames, prompt sheets etc.

  • Teachers are aware of the learning hierarchy and how to apply it to their planning and teaching.

  • There is a visual timetable in the classroom that is referred to on a daily basis.

  • There is a working vocabulary wall in the classroom which is regularly referred to.

  • Teachers know how to reduce the demands of the curriculum in lessons.

  • Teachers can recognise early signs of pupils at risk of underachieving.

  • Teachers have an awareness of the effect of their own behaviour on the class.

  • Teachers manage their own emotional well-being to maintain an appropriate work-life balance.

  • Teachers can modify their responses to children on the basis of their individual need.

  • Teachers work as part of a team with any teaching assistants they have in their classrooms.

  • Teachers have access to CPD opportunities and other support to meet learning and SEND needs.

  • Teachers are able to discuss learning concerns with the SENCo when required.



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