Does the child or young person have a SEN Support Plan with SMART outcomes?

"SMART" outcomes are:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Realistic
  • Time-bound

An outcome is the benefit or difference that parents and professionals would notice in the child or young person as a result of the support given.

These outcomes should make up the child or young person's SEN Support Plan. Before requesting an assessment, the SEN Support Plan would usually have been in place and been reviewed at least two times. The parents/carers must have been involved in writing and reviewing the plan.