15.4% of pupils have an identified SEN (1.3 million pupils)
Lorraine Petersen, SEN Consultant and former Chief Executive of nasen
Each year the Department for Education produces Statistical First Release information on SEN in England. This information is based on the data collected from schools through the January 2015 census.
2015 was the first year of the major changes to SEND legislation and this was reflected in the SEND statistics that were released.
The January census data collected from schools gives a much wider view of all pupils with SEN:
When reflecting on these figures we need to take into consideration the SEND reforms but there are some interesting aspects that we might consider.
The data collected in January 2016 will give us a much clearer indication of the impact of the SEND reforms – watch this space!