Additional needs plan (ANP)
When to use an additional needs plan
Pupils with special educational needs
Mainstream schools can meet the needs of most pupils with special educational needs (SEN) with good quality, personalised planning and teaching.
For pupils who are falling behind, extra targeted school-based support may be necessary.
Use an additional needs plan (ANP) for pupils who continue to:
- make little or no progress
- work at a level well below their peers
Many of these children are likely to be receiving support from other agencies.
ANPs are part of personal education plans for looked-after children.
Pupils with past fixed-period exclusions
A pupil who has had several exclusions and is at risk of more may have special educational needs. They should have an additional needs plan.
This school-based plan is to help a pupil manage their behaviour.
- try to identify the causes or triggers for the behaviour
- set clear targets for improved behaviour, within a fixed timescale
- detail strategies to support the pupil to meet the targets
- identify rewards for meeting the targets
- identify sanctions if the targets are not met
Create an additional needs plan
In East Sussex, we use a graduated approach to create an additional needs plan. You can read about this on Graduated approach | East Sussex Local Offer.
The graduated approach - primary [118.1 KB] [pdf]
The graduated approach - secondary [89.8 KB] [pdf]
Additional needs plan guidance
Additional needs plan guidance - early years and primary [151.4 KB] [pdf]
Additional needs plan guidance -secondary [143.4 KB] [pdf]
ANP templates and example plans
Here are some templates and good example plans. You can adapt these or use your own format. These are not statutory. We developed them with settings to ensure best practice.
Templates - Early years and primary
Support and additional needs plan template [92.9 KB] [docx]
Examples - Early years and primary
Example additional needs plan [312.1 KB] [pdf]
Example additional needs plan targeted [343.0 KB] [pdf]
Example student support profile [210.6 KB] [pdf]
Templates - Secondary schools
Support and additional needs plan template [90.5 KB] [docx]
Examples - Secondary schools
Example additional needs plan [249.6 KB] [pdf]
Example additional needs plan targeted [309.3 KB] [pdf]
Example student support profile [215.0 KB] [pdf]
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