Topic outline

  • Hampshire Planning Tools for Pupils with SEND

    The planning tool supports teachers to identify an appropriate starting point and plan aspirational expectations of progress over time. It is intended that the tool is used for individual pupils with the expectation this is integrated into whole class teaching - removing barriers and enabling participation in whole class learning.

    The Rochford Review (2016) recognised the need for pupils with SEND, working below age related expectations to have ‘the opportunity to demonstrate both attainment and progress’ taking account of the ‘potential differences in the way these pupils learn’.

    Following successful use in many schools the materials have been updated to include further guidance on effective teaching strategies and we have now added a Pre-Y1 to Y1 booklet to the set.

    Click the attachment below to download a free sample.

    Please see the attached flyer for further info.
  • Principles and Pedagogical Thinking

    The SEND planning tool is a curriculum document that breaks down barriers to understanding and therefore progress.  It can be used in its entirety or just the relevant sections for each individual child.  For example, a child on the autistic spectrum may be operating at age related expectations in many areas of the English curriculum, but assessment has identified elements of reading comprehension where the child is operating well below their peers.

    Pupils with SEND may never achieve the full curriculum, however what they do learn is learnt with depth and rigour.  Therefore slowing down on content, teaching less but teaching it well is essential. 
    • Content of the Planning Tools

      Every National Curriculum statement for reading and writing across years 1,2 and 3 are broken down into 'Skills, Knowledge and Concepts'.  Some are ideas for teaching, other ideas for assessment to identify barriers to learning for individuals.  These are not intended to be linear or that every child will need to be taught each element to achieve the full statement.

      Each strand or domain includes ‘Strategies’ - ideas of approaches for teachers to try that may suit a particular pupil more aptly.
      • Planning Tools for Pupils with SEND – Information & Costs:

        Reading planning tool (hard copy and electronic): £125

        Writing planning tool (hard copy and electronic): £125

        Mathematics planning tool (hard copy and electronic): £125

        Complete set of planning tools (reading, writing and mathematics): £360

        (£60 each or £180 for complete set available for schools who have already attended / have booked a training course or received / booked to receive INSET from HIAS)

        • How to Purchase

          To order: please complete this form.

          Different combinations of year groups can be offered (e.g. if you are an Infant School and do not need Y3) and the newly added Pre-Y1 to Y1 booklet can be purchased individually to complete already purchased sets. Please email maths.centre@hants.gov.uk for prices.


          Payment by Hampshire schools:
           you will receive a copy of the completed order form into your email address. Please forward this order to your finance officer to authorise payment (see prices above) by initiating an IBC internal customer request to maths.centre@hants.gov.uk. Please quote the reference number of the order form. Your order will be dispatched by Hampshire courier on receipt of this IBC transaction.

          Payment by Academies and non-Hampshire schools: an invoice will be raised for your order plus P&P on dispatch. Please specify on the order form if you require a purchase order number to be quoted on the invoice.

          • Queries

            If you have any queries, please email maths.centre@hants.gov.uk.

            • Training opportunities

              The HIAS English and Maths teams offer courses through LMS and in school INSETs / staff meetings to support the implementation of the SEND planning tools.  Content includes more detailed pedagogy than available in the resources and CPD around of the strategies that break down barriers for reading and writing.  

              Contact emma.scribbans@hants.gov.uk for further details on English training.

              Contact maths.centre@hants.gov.uk for further details on Maths training.