One Planning is a way of completing the graduated approach (assess, plan, do, review) in a person-centred way.
The graduated approach ‘draws on more detailed approaches, more frequent review and more specialist expertise in successive cycles in order to match interventions to the SEN of children and young people’. SEND Code of Practice 2015 (6.44)
One Planning should involve all those people with a significant role in enabling the learning and development of children and young people, and is not always a linear process.
This guidance has been developed around nine chapters to support anyone to understand One Planning, and to give detailed support for Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCOs) and SEN leads, so they can enable all staff to better meet the needs of children and young people with SEND.
Outcomes are at the heart of the process and are relevant across all activities in One Planning. The One Planning is a way of completing the segments around the centre are the key cyclical steps in One Planning. The chapters referred to around the outside circle pervade all aspects of One Planning and are not only to be considered once, but should continually shape and inform the process.