Percentage of proposed statements of Special Educational Need issued by the authority in a financial year and prepared within 18 weeks including ‘exceptions’ set out in the Education (Special Educational Needs) (England) (Consolidation) Regulations 2001 and reproduced in Annex A of the SEN
Code of Practice.
Performance in 2006-07
Our target was 88.95%.
We achieved 84.34%.
"Bigger is better" so we are within target range.
When we compare our 2006-07 results with the latest results (2005-06) for other metropolitan councils, we are in the mid range.
Performance was worsethan last year
Comments on our performance in 2006-07
The LA process for statutory assessment is regularly reviewed to ensure that assessments are completed within timescales. Those assessments which fall outside of the timescales are investigated to promote service improvement..Targets are set to make improvements in performance year on year. This year 43a target has exceeded and a 100% performance has been achieved for the first time. The 43b target is a little more variable as this reflects all assessments including those where statutory exceptions have occured. As a result some delays are not easily managed as they are out of our control. However all cases are monitored and where improvement can be made these are implemented.