SEND Performance

Swindon Local Authority and its partners are committed to delivering high quality support for all children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). You have told us that transparency of the performance of timely statutory needs assessments, quality of Education Health and Care (EHC) Plans and communication with the SEND Casework Team are important to you. We will therefore update this page on a bi-monthly basis. 

SEND Casework Performance update

Education, Health and Care Plans within 20 weeks, excluding exceptions (January to December 2020)

Education, Health and Care Plans within 20 weeks, excluding exceptions (January to February 2021) 2020)

PYA - Previous Year Actual

Exceptions: where there are exceptional circumstances, it may not be reasonable to expect local authorities and other partners to comply with the time limits above. The Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 set out specific exemptions. These include where:

  • appointments with people from whom the local authority has requested information are missed by the child or young person (this only applies to the duty on partners to comply with a request under the EHC needs assessment process within six weeks)
  • the child or young person is absent from the area for a period of at least 4 weeks
  • exceptional personal circumstances affect the child or his/her parent, or the young person, and
  • the educational institution is closed for at least 4 weeks, which may delay the submission of information from the school or other institution (this does not apply to the duty on partners to comply with a request under the EHC needs assessment process within six weeks)

Overall Quality of EHC Plans 2020 (1 low - 5 high)

 Note: Quality of EHC plan are measured using the Quality Assurance Framework tool published on the Local Offer

SEND Quality Assurance Framework

Key Performance Indicators

  • Parental confidence in mainstream has increased from 22% for 2020 phase transfers to 43.5% for 2021 phase transfers
  • 100% of Primary and Secondary Phase transfers completed on time (15th February)
  • 71.7% of parental preferences were met for 2021 primary and secondary phase transfers 
  • Continuation of the outreach from special schools due to positive impact
  • Commissioned 55 additional specialist school places across primary and secondary

Note - The contact log refers to both emails and phone calls.

Casework Team Structure

 

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February 2021 SEND Casework Performance update

If you have any questions regarding the content of this page please email SENDService@swindon.gov.uk