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Kent & Medway SEN Statistics

Last updated: August 2015

Please note that there are discrepancies between some of these tables, as some area cross calender years, some academic years and some decisions run from one year to the next.

Pattern of application for statements in Kent: Calendar Years 2010 - 2014

The remainder of the data in the two tables immediately below are waiting on a Freedom of Information request.

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Requests for a statutory assessment of SEN
Statutory assessments carried out 905
New Statements of SEN or EHC Plans issued 195
% of primary School pupils with statement
% of secondary school pupils with statement

Pattern of application for statements in Medway: Calendar Years 2010 - 2014

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Requests for a statutory assessment of SEN        
Statutory assessments carried out         880
New Statements of SEN or EHC Plans issued         190
% of primary School pupils with statement  
% of secondary school pupils with statement  

  

Children with Statements of SEN or EHC Plans in Kent and Medway, based on where child attends school as of 1st January 

2013 2014 2015
Total
Pupils
Pupils with
Statements
%
Total
Pupils
Pupils with
Statements
%
Total
Pupils
Statements
EHC
Plans
Total %
ENGLAND  8,249,800 230,155 2.79  233,430 235,980 4,205 240,185
SOUTH
EAST
 1,336,155
38,130
 2.85
38,815
39,190
655
39,845
KENT  235,320 6,270  2.66 6,450 6,655 230 6,885
MEDWAY  44,413 1,410  3.17 1,410 1,415 85 1,500

 

New Statements & EHC plans Issued during Calendar Year (Government data) 

2012 2013 2014
Statements
Statements
Statements
EHC Plans
Total
England 28,635 29,110 25,780 1,360 27,140
South East 4,895 4,600 4,350 235 4,585
Kent 885 790 795 85 880
Medway 120 125 125 65 190

 

Children assessed for Statements or EHC Plans Calendar Year 2014

 
Total children assessed
for SEN during 2014
Children assessed for
whom no statement was issued
Total New Statements
or  EHC Plans
  Number Number % Number %
England  28,190  1,,050  3.7 27140  96.3
South East  4,695  110  2.3  4,585  97.7
Kent  905  25  3.0  880  97.0
Medway  195  5  1.0  190  99.0

% of children with statements or EHC Plans on 1st January 2015 by each type of provision

% of children with statements or EHC Plans on 1st January 2015 by each type of provision
 
SEN Units
 
Mainstream
Academies &
Free Schools
Special Schools
Academy & Free School
Special Schools
Non-Maintained Schools
including Special Schools
Hospital Schools
& Pupil Referral Units
Educated Other
Than in School
Awaiting
Provision
England 2.1 32.7  15.9 34.5 5.7 6.5 0.5 1.0 0.4
South East     2.8 30.5  13.1 37.0 5.3 8.4 0.4 1.3 0.8
Kent 6.2 25.1  8.5 48.1 X 8.1 0.3 1.2 1.9
Medway 8.3 7.3  26.1 26.3 20.2 8.3 0.0 2.2 2.3

 

Percentage of Statements Issued within 26 weeks of assessment

There are certain cases which are defined as exceptions, and are not required to be completed within 26 weeks of assessment. These are also shown in the tble below

% Excluding Exceptions % Including Exceptions
2013 2014 2013 2014
England 89.7 89.0 81.8 79.1
South East 94.6 85.0 87.8 79.8
Kent 95.6 90.4 92.2 84.7
Medway 98.0 85.7 90.2 77.0

 

From the above tables, it is clear that Kent has a much higher proportion of children in Special provision than the national  norm, reflecting its commitment to such provision. Medway appears to have a higher proportion than the norm who successfully follow an assessment through to a statement and a much higher percentage of children in SEN Units in mainstream schools than the national norm.

Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal

I am currently awaiting the results of two Freedom of Information Request to provide up to date data for the following two tables.

For 2012/3 appeals registered: nationally, there were 4.4 per 10,00 of school population; in the South East there were 6.2; in Kent there were 9.1 and in Medway 8.3. 

Appeal  Registered National Kent Medway
  Number
%
Number
%
Number
%
Against refusal to assess            
Against refusal to make a statement            
Against refusal to re-assess            
Against refusal to change name of school            
Against decision to cease to maintain statement  

 

 

     
Against school named in statement            
Against failure to name a school            
Against contents of the statement - parts 2 & or 3 (sometimes with 4)             
Against contents of the statement - part 4            
Total Appeals Registered            

 

Where decisions were reached by Tribunals, these were as follows.

Outcome Number of Decisions
  National Kent Medway
Dismiss Appeal      
Order LA to make and Maintain a Statement      
Remit Case to LA to Consider      
Order LA to continue to Maintain a Statement      
Order LA to cease to maintain a Statement      
Order LA to name parent's preferred school      
Order LA to make a reassessment      
Order LA to change School  named      
Uphold Part of Complaint      
Upheld Parts 2,3 & 4      
Upheld Part 4      
Appeal Struck Out      
Total      
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