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 and presenting SEND data in a way that’s easily accessible.
Our SEND Dashboard brings data together from over 20 sources to give a single, consistent picture of your service. Our SEND Dashboard compares indicators over time and against England and statistical neighbour averages, highlighting where your local authority ranks in the top or bottom quartile of local authorities in England. To align with the local area SEND inspection framework, the Dashboard is split into three sections:
A. Identification – including prevalence of SEND and primary need types
B. Assessment & provision – including EHCP processes and placements, and funding
C. Outcomes – including attainment, absence, exclusions, and pupil destinations.
Read about how the SEND Dashboard supported one user through a local area SEND inspection here.
Subscribers to the SEND Dashboard service receive five updated SEND Dashboards per year, aligned with key DfE data releases, and an annual bespoke SEND Summary Infographic. This infographic draws out key areas of strength, weakness, and where the data shows large changes from prior years.