SEND Reviews


Premier Advisory works for local authorities throughout England in order to undertake strategic reviews of high needs provision for children and young people with SEND.

The outcomes of our work helps to inform and update Local Offer publications and transparent strategic SEND plans.

    Ensuring support for children and young people with SEND


    Local authorities have specific responsibilities in relation to children and young people with SEN and Disabilities (SEND). This a vital role that local authorities retain in an increasingly school-led education system and one that requires long-term strategic planning. This planning needs to be informed by detailed local knowledge and enhanced through consultation with parents and carers, and good relationships with local schools.

    Ensuring that children and young people with SEND are effectively supported is a complex job, made increasingly complicated by the increasing diversity and changing approaches to provision in the sector. However, if conducted correctly this work will support better outcomes for all. PAG works with Local Authorities to do just that. 

    Strategy Reviews


    Premier Advisory supports commissioners and providers to ensure that the needs of children and young people with SEND can be met in the local context. This work includes research, benchmarking and value for money reviews. Our work fosters wider collaboration between providers and commissioners. Ultimately our work also supports local authorities to create sufficient good school places for all pupils, including those with special educational needs and disabilities.

    While the scope of each review is bespoke to the requirements of the commissioning authority, Premier Advisory has previously delivered the following support:

    • Structured stakeholder consultation including carers, parents, sector professionals; local support groups and schools
    • Structured consultation with young people who have special needs and disabilities
    • Value for money and commissioning reviews
    • Best practice reviews and recommendations
    • Benchmarking

    SEND Capital Reviews


    With a finite pot of money for capital and myriad competing demands, we help ensure that full consideration has been given to how best to spend this money. We engage with parents, young people and other key stakeholders to ensure that those at the sharp end have a voice.

    Our work in this area has supported authorities to allocate funding to areas of greatest need following meaningful engagement with end users.

    Our personal and professional networks mean that at some time, in some place we will know someone who has faced and overcome a challenge that looks very similar to those you are facing. Over the years we’ve connected hundreds of professionals to support best practice in the SEND sector. 

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