A part of the school self‐evaluation process. Provision mapping looks at the levels and types of special educational needs (SEN) and plans the most effective ways of using resources to make provision for those who need support which is ‘different from and in addition to’ that which is given to all students. Provision mapping enables the SEN coordinator to keep an overview of support interventions. It clearly identifies individual students and the type of support they receive on a weekly basis and the staff who support them. Provision mapping enables comparisons to be made between methods of intervention in terms of progress and achievement, and cost‐effectiveness. Most schools begin by identifying a particular group of students who might be vulnerable or have additional educational needs. Provision mapping is closely linked to schools' graduated approach to supporting SEN. Head teachers find provision maps useful as a detailed record against which they can plan SEN funding. It is a good indication for outside agencies and local authority officers to gain an overview of SEN provision for individual students.