SEND Analysis

Understand the performance of your SEND provision.

As part of your SEND local area inspection, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will look at the data that you use to monitor your service performance. We have considerable experience in analysing, visualising and forecasting SEND data. We offer a range of SEND data services to help you make robust, timely, evidence-based decisions.

SEND Dashboard

Our SEND dashboard brings data together from over 40 sources to give a single, consistent picture of your service. Our SEND dashboard compares indicators over time and against national and statistical neighbour averages including:

  • Prevalence and characteristics
  • Provision and attainment
  • Absence and exclusions
  • Preparation for adulthood
  • Performance of your EHCP process.
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The SEN dashboard has been very useful in giving headline messages to SENCOs. As Mime’s work always is, the dashboard is very clear and enables us to focus effort where it is needed.
Head of School ImprovementA London Borough
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SEND Forecasting

We have a tried and tested model for forecasting demand for SEND placements at a local authority or regional level. For an example of our forecasting projects, see our case study on forecasting SEND placements in London.

Bespoke SEND Analysis & Support

Our SEND Dashboard provides a top-level view to quickly identify areas of strength and weakness. However, you will often need to drill-down further to understand what is driving performance. We can provide detailed analysis, for example through:

  • SEND attendance, exclusions, attainment or progress analysis by school
  • Destinations analysis
  • A supportive review through one of our associates who was formerly an HMI and is an experienced leader of LA SEND inspections.

SS Tracker

We also have a web-based tracking system to allow you to monitor the progress of special needs students, be that in terms of their academic, non-academic or EHCP outcomes. For more information, see our SS Tracker page.

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