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Success Measures

Measures of success were presented to and endorsed by the Education and Skills Cabinet Panel on 13 July 2011.

They cover:

  1. Evidence from surveys of stakeholders demonstrating whether DSPL has provided strategic leadership for CYP with SEND.
  2. Assessment of good outcomes in the attainment, progress and wellbeing of CYP with SEND, including:
    • The extent to which the attainment gap for reaching level 4 at Key Stage 2 and 5 A* - C GCSEs is narrowing between these CYP and their peers.
    • Evidence that the progress and well being of children with more complex needs has improved.
    • Reduction in the proportion of young people with SEND not in Education, Employment or Training.
    • The proportion of providers rated good or outstanding.
    • Evidence of increased skills and confidence amongst teachers in meeting a range of needs.
    • Measures assessing stakeholders’ confidence and satisfaction with the quality of HCC and partner agencies’ support services including access and value for money.
    • The rate of attendance and other measures from the Behaviour and Attendance strategy.
    • Evidence of swifter identification of CYPs needs/provision.
    • Measures assessing parents’ confidence and satisfaction with local SEND services and provision.
  3. The proportion of CYP with SEND having their needs met locally, e.g. in County and in each local partnership area.
  4. The level of savings on home to school transport accruing to the County Council from DSPL.
  5. (i)   A reduction in expenditure on independent placements.

    (ii)  Evidence that the resources available for SEND services and provision are more equitably distributed across the county in response to levels of need.
  6. (i)   Evidence of good partnership working at local level between schools/settings, parents and services.

    (ii)  The changing pattern of local provision.