1st Edition

SEND Intervention Planning Provision with Purpose

By Judith Carter Copyright 2022
    244 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations
    by Speechmark

    244 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations
    by Speechmark

    The second in The Essential SENCO Toolkit series, this resource clarifies and explores the key distinctions between quality first teaching adjustments, resources/support and interventions. It allows practitioners to develop their practice effectively and strategically to capture the true impact of SEND provision, by shifting the focus from the ‘who and when’ to the ‘what and why’.

    Chapters also include original frameworks – the 4 Functions of Learning Support – to help with the deployment of teaching assistants and to provide a shared language of support, as well as resources that support the application of the 7 Cs Learning Portfolio (introduced in the first book in the series, SEND Assessment) and an intervention index to fully understand the purpose and effectiveness of interventions.

    Key features offered:

    • An introduction to the 4 Functions of Learning Support, providing a measurable language of learning support to help practitioners to organise and deploy teaching assistants as part of their SEND provision
    • An intervention index to enable individual or MAT-based SENCOs to capture their own evidence base regarding the purpose and impact of interventions
    • Intervention action cards and targeted outcomes for all 49 themes within the 7 Cs Learning Portfolio
    • A photocopiable and downloadable programme of materials that can be used by readers to gain a better understanding of interventions.

    SEND Intervention will promote confidence and clarity regarding the rationale for SEND provision. This essential resource provides a practical toolkit to support both new and experienced SENCOs and SEN practitioners.


    Chapter 1: Assessment and Intervention

    Chapter 2: SEND Provision with Purpose

    Chapter 3: Action with Intent

    Chapter 4: The 4 functions of Learning Support

    Chapter 5: Resources for Mediation and Reinforcement

    Chapter 6: Resources for Assessment and Intervention

    Chapter 7: The role of Adults

    Chapter 8: Interventions – to buy or not to buy?

    Chapter 9: Capturing the impact of SEND Provision

    Chapter 10: Getting Started – The 7 P’s of SEND Provision


    Judith Carter is a registered Educational Psychologist (EP) and Director of Willow Tree Learning. She is a Tutor on the National Award for SEN Co-ordination working with Eastern Partnership and hosts the Essential SENCO Network and provides a range of bespoke training on SEND. Judith believes passionately in inclusion and education for all and works directly with staff, children, young people and their families, to promote participation and learning.