Project: West Midlands SEND Inclusion Analysis

Client: West Midlands Children's Services

We conducted a review of the inclusion of young people with SEND across the West Midlands’ 14 local authorities. Our analysis identified best practice in the region and compared local authorities to England and regional averages across a broad range of measures.

We looked at the EHCP process, as well as funding for inclusion, and pupil outcomes. Additionally, we analysed provision across the region, producing an interactive map of SEND provision across the West Midlands. We found that practices and outcomes varied across the region with different local authorities demonstrating best practice in different areas. Powerfully, we were able to demonstrate a very large outcomes gap between pupils with an EHCP in mainstream schools, and those in special schools.

Interactive SEND provision map