It’s well reported Sendcos face a tremendous amount of pressure against a backdrop of budget cuts and increased expectations. In fact, Bath Spa University and Nasen found 74% of Sendcos don’t have enough time to ensure students on SEN support are able to access the provision they need.
The report also found nearly half of all primary Sendcos (47%) and over a third of secondary Sendcos (36%) had two days or less per week to focus on the role. 43% of primary Sendcos and 71% of secondary Sendcos work over nine extra hours a week.
It also highlighted 30% would leave the role in five years and only a third (34%) said they intend to be in the role in five years’ time and of the 30% who said they wouldn’t be, half (49%) cited workload reasons while 45% blamed a lack of funds allocated to SEN.
Provision Map, part of Tes
Provision Map makes it easy for Sendcos to track costs, provision reviews and support student outcomes. With it you can document, review and evidence interventions and how you're supporting pupils with SEND all in one place.
Our easy-to-use provision mapping and learning plan tools can save Sendcos six hours a week* and our reporting function has helped schools gain an average of £21,850** in extra funding.
How can we make paperwork easier?
Easy provision mapping
Provision mapping doesn’t need to be time consuming for Sendcos. Our software makes it fast and easy to map out interventions and to keep track of what students and staff are involved in each intervention you’re running. Just create a provision and then click to add students – simple and effective!
Reviewing is a key part of supporting students with additional needs and with our automatic reminders, you’ll never miss a review again. Reviewing a plan or provision is quick and easy and complies with the SEND Code of Practice.
Cost, time, pupil premium and outcome reports are available at the click of a button. Our reporting engine saves your staff hours of time every day. Just choose the criteria you require and a detailed report is instantly available.
Information from staff
Getting information from staff about students can be difficult, but our optional School Robins plugin makes it easier. You can request all the information you need via email and all of their replies are collated and attached to the student in one centralised location, saving Sendcos time hunting down paperwork!
Fantastic customer support
Provision Map is designed and supported by a team of teachers with a combined experience of over 60 years in the classroom. Abigail, our resident Sendco has 20 years’ experience working in SEN and is always on hand to help with expert advice. We know what it’s like to work in a school and our expert team do their very best to support you every step of the way.
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*Edukey customer survey, 2016.