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SEND identification, progress and outcomes in Southwark schools

The outcomes for young people with SEND in Southwark schools are good when compared with similar young people across the country.

DFE have recently produced a local area SEND Report (pdf, 769kb)presenting the statistics on SEN D available compared to inner London averages.

The most recent SEND comparative data set is available upon request from Ian Morris, Senior Adviser for SEND


Southwark schools vary widely in size and context. The proportion of pupils/students identified at SEN support varies from well above the inner London mean to well below.  Please click on the link (xlsx, 19kb) for the latest DfE SEND identfication data for Southwark Schools. The SEN support interactive datasets for 2015 (xlsx, 606kb) and 2016 (xlsx, 11.2mb) give a borough wide view picture of the identification, progress and achievement of pupils/students at SEN support. The datasets cover:

  • Outcomes at the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Year 1 phonics test
  • Reading writing and maths at the end of Key Stage I
  • All headline measures at the end of Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 4

Please make use of this data in order to support the self-evaluation of your SEND provision

What is CASPA?

CASPA is a simple and intuitive tool for the analysis and evaluation of attainment and progress for pupils with Special Educational Needs who are working significantly below age-related expectations against SEN peers nationally. All Southwark maintained schools have a licence to download and use it. Much more at the link below. Contact Ian Morris to find a local school using CASPA that you can talk to.


SEND Gateway

In a time of great change it pays to be well informed - the the SEND Gateway from Nasen is an online portal offering educational professionals free, easy access to high quality information, resources and training for meeting the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).


Southwark SENCo forum

Stay in touch with colleagues and developments in Southwark. Solve problems and share good practice

Contact Maria Blanchard-Rowe for details: