The report includes data on the type of need, the characteristics of children and young people with SEN, their progress and attainment and information on absences and exclusions.
The report states that across all schools, the number of pupils with SEND has fallen from 1,301,445 in 2015 to 1,228,785 in 2016. 14.4% of pupils had SEND in 2016, a fall from 15.4% in 2015. This reduction is due to the decline in the number and percentage of pupils with SEND without a statement or EHC plan. This has declined in each of the past six years, falling from 18.3% of pupils in 2010 to 11.6% in 2016.
Children with SEND are amongst the most vulnerable in our schools and it is essential that there is sufficient funding to provide the support they need. NGA awaits the second stage of the National Fair Funding Formula and SEND funding consultation.