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#SENDReview: Everything you need to respond to the Green Paper

This page collates all our information about the SEND Review and help to answer it

If you haven’t read any of our posts yet analysing the Green Paper, you can find them listed at the bottom of this page below. Then scroll back up to the questions

Help to answer the consultation

Answering the questions in the SEND Review is not straightforward. There are complicated issues to consider if you want to do it properly. If you feel confident that you understand it all find the DfE consultation page here. If you need help, read on.

We have created ponder points and answer forms so you can read below some information to help you understand what's being asked and this will make it easier to give a full answer and you will have time to do it slowly, before the close date on July 1st.

We will collate everything we get securely and submit them all to the Consultation team. Include your name if you want, but we need your email to match your answers to other questions if you answer more than one.*

⬇️ Click the link for the question number to go to the relevant ponder points and answer page ⬇️

Consultation Questions

  1. Answer Question 1: What key factors should be considered when developing national standards to ensure they deliver improved outcomes and experiences for children and young people with SEND and their families? This includes how the standards apply across education, health and care in a 0-25 system. (Chapter 2)
  2. Answer Question 2: How should we develop the proposal for new local SEND partnerships to oversee the effective development of local inclusion plans whilst avoiding placing unnecessary burdens or duplicating current partnerships? (Chapter 2)
  3. Answer Question 3: What factors would enable local authorities to successfully commission provision for low-incidence high cost need, and further education, across local authority boundaries? (Chapter 2)
  4. Answer Question 4: What components of the EHCP should we consider reviewing or amending as we move to a standardised and digitised version? (Chapter 2)
  5. Answer Question 5: How can parents and local authorities most effectively work together to produce a tailored list of placements that is appropriate for their child, and gives parents confidence in the EHCP process? (Chapter 2)
  6. Answer Question 6: To what extent do you agree or disagree with our overall approach to strengthen redress, including through national standards and mandatory mediation? Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree nor Disagree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree − If you selected Disagree or Strongly Disagree, please tell us why, specifying the components you disagree with and alternatives or exceptions, particularly to mandatory mediation. (Chapter 2)
  7. Answer Question 7: Do you consider the current remedies available to the SEND Tribunal for disabled children who have been discriminated against by schools effective in putting children and young people’s education back on track? Please give a reason for your answer with examples, if possible. (Chapter 2)
  8. Answer Question 8 here: What steps should be taken to strengthen early years practice with regard to conducting the two-year-old progress check and integration with the Healthy Child Programme review? (Chapter 3)
  9. Answer Question 9 here To what extent do you agree or disagree that we should introduce a new mandatory SENCo NPQ to replace the NASENCo? Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree or Disagree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree − If you selected Disagree or Strongly Disagree, please tell us why. (Chapter 3)
  10. Answer Consultation Question 10 here: To what extent do you agree or disagree that we should strengthen the mandatory SENCo training requirement by requiring that headteachers must be satisfied that the SENCo is in the process of obtaining the relevant qualification when taking on the role? 
  11. Answer Consultation Question 11: To what extent do you agree or disagree that both specialist and mixed MATs should coexist in the fully trust-led future? This would allow current local authority maintained special schools and alternative provision settings to join either type of MAT.  (Chapter 3)
  12. Answer Consultation Question 12: What more can be done by employers, providers and government to ensure that those young people with SEND can access, participate in and be supported to achieve an apprenticeship, including through access routes like traineeships? (Chapter 3)
  13. Answer Consultation Question 13 To what extent do you agree or disagree that this new vision for alternative provision will result in improved outcomes for children and young people? Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree nor Disagree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree − If you selected Disagree or Strongly Disagree, please tell us why (Chapter 4)
  14. Answer Consultation Question 14 What needs to be in place in order to distribute existing funding more effectively to alternative provision schools, to ensure they have the financial stability required to deliver our vision for more early intervention and re-integration? (Chapter 4)
  15. Answer Consultation Question 15 To what extent do you agree or disagree that introducing a bespoke alternative provision performance framework, based on these 5 outcomes, will improve the quality of alternative provision? Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree nor Disagree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree − If you selected Disagree or Strongly Disagree, please tell us why (Chapter 4)
  16. Answer Consultation Question 16 To what extent do you agree or disagree that a statutory framework for pupil movements will improve oversight and transparency of placements into and out of alternative provision? Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree nor Disagree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree − If you selected Disagree or Strongly Disagree, please tell us why (Chapter 4)
  17. Answer Question 17: What are the key metrics we should capture and use to measure local and national performance? Please explain why you have selected these. (Chapter 5)
  18. Answer Question 18: How can we best develop a national framework for funding bands and tariffs to achieve our objectives and mitigate unintended consequences and risks? (Chapter 5)
  19. Answer Question 19: How can the National SEND Delivery Board work most effectively with local partnerships to ensure the proposals are implemented successfully? (Chapter 6)
  20. Answer Question 20: What will make the biggest difference to successful implementation of these proposals? What do you see as the barriers to and enablers of success? (Chapter 6)
  21. Answer Question 21: What support do local systems and delivery partners need to successfully transition and deliver the new national system? (Chapter 6)
  22. Answer Question 22 Is there anything else you would like to say about the proposals in the green paper? (Chapter 6)

SNJ Posts on the SEND Review

What the evidence says about the 13 crucial areas for quality in Alternative Provision Special Needs Jungle May 10, 2022
with Dennis Simms, IntegratED Hub Lead The SEND Review Green Paper places great emphasis on including alternative provision within a "single system" with mainstream and special schools. The DfE want…
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How can the #SENDReview implement new changes while avoiding the same mistakes of the last reforms? Matt Keer May 5, 2022
Let’s kick off with some Green Paper quotes: “Disabled children and children with SEN tell us that they can feel frustrated by a lack of the right help at school…
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#SENDReview: A vision for Alternative Provision, but where’s the evidence? Special Needs Jungle May 4, 2022
by Susie Lenihan, Renata Blower & Tania Tirraoro Chapter 4 of the SEND Review Green paper is focused on reforming the way alternative provision is used and integrating it within…
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#SENDReview: Downgrading SENCO training is a mistake but protected time must be mandatory Tania Tirraoro April 26, 2022
with Tristan Middleton, University of Gloucestershire & chair, LLSCIC. Under the SEND Code of Practice, SENCOs must be gain a Masters-level NASENCO award within three years of taking the role.…
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#SENDReview: What is excellent SEND provision from early years to adulthood? Tania Tirraoro April 22, 2022
So what’s in chapter 3? From the title, you can assume it’s about provision – specifically SEND provision one would imagine. I’ve broken them down into sections, including specifically for each…
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Déjà vu: How will the #SENDReview end the over-promising and under-delivering cycle of support for disabled children? Susan Lenihan April 20, 2022
As you have seen, SNJ are unpicking the detail and supporting parents to have a voice throughout the SEND Review Green Paper consultation. Much is laudable in the SEND review,…
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#SENDReview: Why mandatory mediation in SEND appeals isn’t wanted–or needed Special Needs Jungle April 14, 2022
with Margaret Doyle, author, accredited SEND mediator One of the proposals in the SEND Review Green Paper is for compulsory mediation before parents can register an appeal at the SEND…
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#SENDReview Chapter 2 under the microscope: National standards, EHCP changes, and limiting choice Catriona Moore April 12, 2022
As we continue our analysis of the SEND Green Paper, today we're looking at Chapter two, which includes consultation questions 1-7. Remember, a Green Paper is a discussion document; these…
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What does the #SENDReview Green Paper say about funding the future of SEND? Matt Keer April 8, 2022
This post includes an explanation of how SEND funding works in the simplest way possible, before looking at funding in Chapter 5 of the Green Paper. If you're an expert…
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Post 16: What’s in the #SENDReview Green paper for 16-25-year-old disabled young people?16-25-year-old Special Needs Jungle April 6, 2022
with Ruth Perry, Senior Policy Manager, Natspec SNJ is bringing you lots of information and analysis about the SEND Green Paper. We are also interested to hear the responses of…
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#SENDReview Chapter 5 (part 1): The missing accountability questionaccountability question Matt Keer April 4, 2022
In this article, we'll be looking at the first part of Chapter 5, dealing with Consultation Questions No. 17 & also the catch-all No. 22 The SEND Green Paper is…
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#SENDReview: Defining Alternative Provision and… how about an apology? Tania Tirraoro April 1, 2022
As we all know by now, the SEND Review was published on Tuesday 29th March 2022. The consultation runs for 13 weeks and 4 days, closing on July 1stThere is a dedicated…
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Publication day: Your first look at what’s in the SEND Review Green Paper. Matt Keer March 29, 2022
Updates Summary of the SEND review: right support, right place, right time Dedicated SEND Review website Open consultation SEND review: right support, right place, right time So finally, after more…
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Schools White Paper: what are the implications for SEND? Tania Tirraoro March 28, 2022
The Government’s Schools White Paper (herein SWP for short) has just been published, the day before the long-awaited SEND Green Paper will finally arrive.  It’s been emphasised that the two must…
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“Impowering” the future of SEND where parents and SENCOs just need to be less “demanding”title image Matt Keer March 15, 2022
As the SEND Review Green Paper edges closer - maybe within a week - we decided to look into something that lots of parents have been talking about, not least…
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LAs: SEND failings are everyone’s fault but ours and it’s too easy to get an EHCPcover of report and article title Tania Tirraoro March 11, 2022
with comment from Matt Keer and Ali Fiddy Reports about SEND come and go. Some barely make a mark, some confirm what families already know. But today, the Local Government Association…
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We don’t need ”fundamental SEND reform”. Just sharpen the teeth of the legal system we already have.Boy with head on a bookcase and title image Catriona Moore March 10, 2022
Getting the Children’s Minister’s attention at a webinar this week attended by 200 parents of children with SEND was an excellent opportunity to give him an unmediated insight into our…
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PRE-SEND REVIEW Webinar with Will Quince MPpost title Renata Blower March 7, 2022
Yesterday Special Needs Jungle facilitated a webinar with the SEND Minister, Will Quince MP, ahead of the publication of the SEND Review. We joined with the NNPCF, Contact, and Family…
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Brian Lamb: Will the SEND Review Green Paper deliver lasting improvements for disabled children and families?image of Brian Lamb and title Prof. Brian Lamb OBE March 1, 2022
SNJ note: Prof. Brian Lamb OBE's Lamb Inquiry in 2009 sparked the last SEND Reforms Green Paper. We're delighted he's here on SNJ to give his thoughts on what's gone…
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£93 million more in SEND funding for respite, supported internships and making LAs do what they’re supposed tothe earth and sun from space Tania Tirraoro February 2, 2022
We seem to have a tale of two governments at the moment or perhaps we are flipping between parallel universes. In one, the government is in a chaotic, cannibalistic mess…
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