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Online SEND Reviewer Training

Online SEND Reviewer Training

Whole School SEND’s free Online SEND Reviewer Training course, powered by Real Training

Free to access, and open to all education professionals

In order to improve the skills and confidence of the schools’ workforce in supporting the delivery of high-quality SEND provision to pupils, Real Training and Whole School SEND have developed an online version of SEND Reviewer Training. This will enable more people within the schools’ workforce to conduct quality reviews of SEND provision and empowering settings to improve their practices.

To benefit from this course, please complete your details below and we’ll send you log-in details to our virtual learning environment, Campus Online. 

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How will you benefit?

By completing this free course, you will be able to:

Understand the aims of the SEND Review Process, engage in communities of practice – self-sustaining professional communities supporting each other to raise attainment for all, and use the Review to drive school Improvement:

  1. Outcomes
  2. Leadership
  3. Quality of teaching and learning
  4. Working with pupils, parents and carers
  5. Assessment and Identification 
  6. Monitoring, Tracking and Evaluation
  7. Efficient use of resources
  8. Developing expertise and provision

Confidently and effectively execute the 6 stages of the SEND Review Process:

  1. Identification
  2. Self-evaluation
  3. Preparation
  4. School Visit
  5. Reporting
  6. Follow-up

How is the course delivered?

This course is delivered fully online, hosted on our bespoke virtual learning environment, Campus Online. Furthermore, the course is free, and you will have access to its content for one year, following your enrolment.

Although this is not mandatory to complete the course, we do highly recommend taking advantage of this opportunity to cement your new skills and knowledge.

Are you eligible?

The target audience for this course are SENCos and SEN leaders working in educational settings, looking for the necessary tools to work through the various stages of SEND reviews (preparatory, during and post-review), and from there, consider and action the outcomes in an effective and meaningful way. If you have any questions regarding eligibility criteria, please contact us on

When is the course available?

This course is now available to access, so enrol today.

The course structure

We offer and encourage delegates to be paired with another participant, known as ‘SEND Professional Partners’, to train together online, and subsequently to undertake the school reviews together. This enables peer-to-peer use of the SEND Review Tool across two (or more) settings, and facilitate development of professional practice between the ‘SEND Professional Partners’.

Using the Whole School SEND Review Tool and with the support of the course ‘Professional Partner’, delegates will undertake a review of their own school SEND. They will then reciprocate this process in the partner’s school. In addition, we ensure that you are allocated an appropriate partner where you will be able to share similar challenges, experiences and best practice. Where possible, we aim to partner you with participants from a similar setting (e.g. primary, secondary, special and alternative provision) as well as geographical location. 

Practical tasks

If you choose to engage in the ‘SEND Professional Partners’ pairing, you will arrange to visit each other’s provision to support each other undertaking the review in each school. Where geographical or other factors preclude travel, the review discussions can be undertaken remotely via video conferencing to discuss practice, gather evidence, share good practice from other settings and think through areas of the framework which are not yet demonstrated. 

Within this structure, SEND Professional Partners will work together as ‘critical friends’, reviewing each other’s provision, learning from good practice and supportively challenging areas for development.