SEN Matrix

1. The Matrix

The East Sussex SEN Matrix is a framework drawn up by the Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (ISEND) Service in collaboration with staff working in educational settings across the county, Children’s Integrated Therapy Services (CITS) and parents and carers.


It is designed to:

A hard copy of the Matrix is also available to download. A Matrix user guide is available on pages 3-5.

2. Guidance

A number of resources are available to support the use of the Matrix:

This PowerPoint presentation outlines the key features of the SEN Matrix and this short  guidance video explains how schools can use the Matrix. 

The Assess, Plan, Do, Review guidance explains the assessment cycle in more detail.

The Additional Needs Plan (ANP) example template helps schools to write a comprehensive ANP to support pupils on SEN support.

Accompanying guidance on SEN costings gives advice on schools' use of the SEN notional budget.