Whole School SEND

Whole School SEND


Scaling and embedding what works to improve outcomes for pupils with SEND

MITA is a proud member of the Whole School SEND Consortium: school-led, user-informed coalition committed to improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND by better scaling and embedding effective practices.

Our main contribution is to develop processes and produce resources to help schools make effective use of teaching assistants. We will:

  • Develop a self-evaluation framework to help schools review their use of TAs and identify areas for improvement
  • Develop and pilot a TA Review process, modelled on and complementary to, the school-to-school SEND Review
  • Produce a map of recommended, accessible, evidence-informed tools and resources for improving TA deployment and professional learning.

The Consortium utilises the principles of school-to-school support honed under the London Challenge, and combines these with SEND expertise from SENCOs, special schools, charities, parents, children and young people with SEND and researchers. Our aim is to make outcomes for those with SEND as important to school leadership teams as every other aspect of school improvement and delivery. Our key framework for achieving this is the SEND Review. This project is been funded by a grant from the Dept of Education. 

For more on the Consortium's aims, members and how to join, visit

Read the Whole School SEND manifesto by Anita Kerwin-Nye, the chair of Whole School SEND.

Click here to download a free copy of the SEND Review Guide.