Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will look at the information that you use to monitor the performance of your SEND services. Your data should be timely, comprehensive and enable you to understand quickly how you are doing.
If it’s not, you are not alone.
Of the 20 inspections carried out since July 2016, issues about the quality of data and the ability of managers and councillors to evaluate how they are doing have been raised in 7 reports.
We can help. We are experts in using data to support local authorities to make better decisions. We have considerable experience in analysing, presenting and forecasting using SEND data. We can:
- Bring data together from a range of sources to give you a single, complete picture of your SEND service
- Forecast demand for your SEND placements
- Provide detailed analysis by school, pupil or type of need.
Our analysis can help you identify trends, spot problem areas and communicate performance to a range of stakeholders including managers, councillors and Ofsted/CQC using a simple visual style.