This newly developed tool provides Hertfordshire schools with a framework for discussion about their policy and provision for SEND within the good practice and statutory guidance of the SEND Code of Practice 2015.

Using a collaborative, problem solving approach, schools will be able to highlight strengths and areas for future development against the expectations summarised within the Hertfordshire SEND Quality Offer.

Nearly 90% of schools within DSPL3 have attended a briefing session and are either currently carrying out or have already competed their benchmarking and subsequent planning.

The DSPL3 Manager is collating the results of the benchmarking in order to identify any strategic areas for development.