A Guide to Effective Assessment Strategies for your SEND Pupils

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Changes to assessment levels have meant that schools are struggling to accurately assess children with special educational needs and disability (SEND). There is a wealth of assessments available and it can be difficult to know which ones are best suited to your school.

This webinar is for SENCOs, teachers, SEN teaching assistants and head teachers. It will provide a guide to a variety of assessments which can be used to assess children with SEND covering cost implications, resource requirements and staffing needs. It will also assess how effective each intervention is and what the results can be used for.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand what information the best assessments should provide you

  • Review assessments in key areas such as language, reading, literacy and maths

  • Learn what each assessment involves and the outcomes it provides

  • A method for assessing social, emotional and mental health

  • Advice on choosing the right assessment and further reading

Karen Pilling

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Karen Pilling

SEND expert and acting Deputy Head with an extensive background leading on SEN training in schools.
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Interesting and informative.

I found this webinar interesting and informative with good, clear advice and easy to understand. Thank you.
Wendy Cherrington, TA - Chapel Street Primary School

Effective Assessment Strategies for SEND pupils

A clear overview of assessment strategies for SEND students. The Boxall profiling strategy looks especially effective for some of the most vulnerable in the school. Clear emphasis on using what is right for YOUR school. OFSTED will focus on this. A clear reminder to make sure that any test chosen is cost effective. Important to focus on tracking and be able to justify the particular tests chosen. Useful overview of tests available and sound advice. An excellent practical webinar.
Richard Stroud - The Forest High School

SEND effective assessments

I found this Webinar very informative. Lots of advice and tips for ensuring our SEND students are assessed effectively and fairly. Lots of helpful resources were named and will be researched.
Hayley Thomas - The Forest High School

Another excellent course

really enjoyed this, the subject content is relevant and up to date, very useful in this fast-changing world at the moment. Such a good resource during lockdown, allows the profession to keep up to speed with the world of education
Chris Stone - Robert Blake Science College


Learnt new information thank you
Selina Howell - Phoenix Primary & Secondary School

A Guide to Effective Assessment Strategies for your SEND pupils

This was easy to follow and understand. The information given was clear with lots of ideas for resources. Ending with some top tips.
Susannah Routledge, TA - Chapel Street Primary School

Very informative and validated some of my own ideas
Peter Quinn - Anglo European School


I found this webinar to be really interesting and informative.
Taylor Jesse, Teacher - Trinity Church of England School

Assessment advice

An excellent overview of assessments available and what they are actually for
Fiona Dawes, HLTA - Forefield Community Infant and Nursery School

Great webinar

Great webinar although slightly long.
ROMA BARRETT, Teacher - Staffordshire University

A Guide to Effective Assessment Strategies for your SEND Pupils

Really useful, informative and practical, thank you
Isobel Sheard, Pupil/Parent Welfare Support Manager - Hoyle Court Primary School

Clear and thorough

This is an excellent overview of some of the assessments available, what they are used for and roughly how much they cost. A great first step in my personal research journey. Thank you
Kate Curry, SENDCo - Cheddington Combined School

Excellent knowledge

Very good knowledge shared and clear explanations given. Thank you Karen
m watts, Teacher - Holy Family Catholic School & Sixth Form

A comprehensive list of SEND strategies

This is a good course listing the various strategies used to identify and support SEND. I will, personally, be finding out more about Working Memory strategies, a growing concern within my workplace.
Matt Clark, Teacher - Burlington Junior School


Excellent webinar with lots of IAG and examples to explore the different SEND options around assessments. Very interesting.
Delia Casey, Teacher - Fir Tree Fishery CIC

I enjoyed watching this webinar.

Excellent Information
Rowena Wijnen, Support staff - Pield Heath House School

Assement for SENDenjoye

Enjoyed learning about the different types of new test available to help with assessment
Karen Godfrey, Support staff - Pield Heath House School

Lots of useful information and very well presented.
Julie Buckley, TA - Chapel Street Primary School


Excellent webinar. Very informative. Lots of useful information. Presenter easy to listen to. Thank you
Ann Robinson, Teacher - Fir Tree Fishery CIC

Great Information on Wide variety of assessment's

Very detailed webinar, Clear and lots of information given to help support me in my role.
Lisa Ackley, Support staff - Ormiston Horizon Academy

Very informative and Awareness on a variety of assessments available
Poppy MOORE, TA - Corley Centre

Informative and well researched

Great resources suggested with reasoning for each assessment making it a fantastic bank of ideas for all schools.
Stephen Edwards, Teacher - Withernsea High School Humanities College


Diane Bosman, Teaching Assistant - Withernsea High School Humanities College

Fantastic info

Brilliant. I learnt a lot about where to find out more research.
Sarah Booth, TA SEN - Sharples School Science Specialist College


The webinar was very informative and has given me so good ideas of assessments that we could look at in the future.
Julie Guest - Paulet High School

Stay Informed

Well presented. Pointed out the importance of using up to date tests to move with the times.
J Coleman, Learning support - Bedford High School

Very Insightful

Mad eme think about how to review students.
Luke Grahame-Betts, Teaching Assistant - Thamesmead School

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