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Special Educational Needs

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils with statemented or non-statemented special educational needs of behavioural, emotional or social difficulties were given (a) fixed-period and (b) permanent exclusions from (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools in each year since 1997, broken down by reason for exclusion. (253353)

The information provided shows the number of fixed period exclusions (and not the number of pupils) where the pupils’ special educational need is behavioural, emotional or social difficulties. Information on the type of special educational need is collected for those pupils classed as being school action plus or who have a statement of special educational needs.

Information is only available for the school years 2005/06 and 2006/07 and is shown in the tables. For the 2005/06 school year, information on fixed period exclusions was collected via the School Census for the first time for secondary schools only.

Primary and secondary schools1, 2, 3: number of permanent exclusions where pupils primary SEN need is emotional, behavioural and social difficulties4 by reason for exclusion (estimates)5. England 2005/06 and 2006/07

2005/06

2006/07

Primary schools1, 3

Secondary schools2

Primary schools1

Secondary schools2

Physical assault against a pupil

n/a

290

80

230

Physical assault against an adult

n/a

190

130

120

Verbal abuse/threatening behaviour against a pupil

n/a

90

20

60

Verbal abuse/threatening behaviour against an adult

n/a

300

60

200

Bullying

n/a

20

6

20

Racist abuse

n/a

10

6

10

Sexual misconduct

n/a

20

10

20

Drug and alcohol related

n/a

70

0

30

Damage

n/a

40

10

30

Theft

n/a

50

6

50

Persistent disruptive behaviour

n/a

880

160

720

Other

n/a

340

20

250

Total7

470

2,300

490

1,730

1 Includes middle schools as deemed.

2 Includes both CTCs and academies.

3 For the 2005/06 school year, information on the reason for exclusion was not collected from primary schools.

4 Data for primary SEN need is collected for pupils with a statement of special educational needs or who are classified as being school action plus only. Data here has been taken from the National Pupil Database.

5 Figures relating to permanent exclusions are estimates based on incomplete pupil-level data.

6 Less than 5.

7 Includes permanent exclusions where the reason cannot be determined.

Note:

Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.

Source:

School Census.

Primary and secondary schools1, 2, 3: number of fixed period exclusions where pupils primary SEN need is emotional, behavioural and social difficulties4 by reason for exclusion (includes multiple exclusions per pupil). England 2005/06 and 2006/07

2005/06

2006/07

Primary schools1, 3

Secondary schools2

Primary schools1

Secondary schools2

Physical assault against a pupil

n/a

9,690

4,100

9,700

Physical assault against an adult

n/a

1,760

3,190

1,790

Verbal abuse/threatening behaviour against a pupil

n/a

2,490

920

2,320

Verbal abuse/threatening behaviour against an adult

n/a

16,770

2,380

16,730

Bullying

n/a

810

120

760

Racist abuse

n/a

620

100

620

Sexual misconduct

n/a

470

80

490

Drug and alcohol related

n/a

850

10

780

Damage

n/a

1,500

320

1,610

Theft

n/a

1,180

50

1,180

Persistent disruptive behaviour

n/a

17,190

6,010

17,640

Other

n/a

11,870

1,050

11,890

Total5

n/a

65,200

18,330

65,500

1 Includes middle schools as deemed.

2 Includes both CTCs and academies.

3 For the 2005/06 school year, information on the reason for exclusion was not collected from primary schools.

4 Data for primary SEN need is collected for pupils with a statement of special educational needs or who are classified as being school action plus only. Data here has been taken from the National Pupil Database.

5 Includes fixed period exclusions where the reason cannot be determined.

Note:

Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.

Source:

School Census.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many maintained mainstream schools had (a) between 20 and 30 per cent., (b) between 30 and 40 per cent., (c) between 40 and 50 per cent., and (d) more than 50 per cent. of pupils with statements of special educational needs in 2008. (256348)

The requested information has been provided in the following table.

Maintained nursery, primary and secondary schools number of schools by percentage of pupils with statements of special educational needs1—Position as at January 2008, England

Maintained nursery, primary and secondary schools2,3

20 to 30 per cent. of pupils with statements of special educational needs

4

Over 30 per cent. of pupils with statements of special educational needs

0

Total

4

1 Excludes dually registered pupils.

2 Includes middle schools as deemed.

3 Excludes City Technology Colleges and Academies.

Source:

School Census

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 4 February 2009, Official Report, column 1344W, on special educational needs, what the equivalent figures were for special educational needs pupils taught in special schools. (256446)

Information on the levels obtained in key stage 2 and key stage 3 tests by pupils with special education needs (SEN) in maintained special schools in 2007 are shown in the following tables. These figures are based on final KS2 and KS3 data.

Key Stage 2 test results by each level1 in 20072, by special education needs3 (maintained special schools only)

Percentage of pupils achieving each level in English

Eligible pupils

Absent

T

B

N

2

3

4

5

SEN without a statement

92

8

4

47

7

4

22

13

4

SEN with a statement

5,798

2

4

87

2

1

5

3

4

Percentage of pupils achieving each level in mathematics

Eligible pupils

Absent

T

B

N

2

3

4

5

SEN without a statement

92

5

4

39

10

4

26

13

4

SEN with a statement

5,799

2

4

84

3

1

6

4

4

Percentage of pupils achieving each level in science

Eligible pupils

Absent

T

B

N

2

3

4

5

SEN without a statement

92

8

4

36

4

4

30

21

4

SEN with a statement

5,808

2

4

77

3

1

9

7

1

Key Stage 3 test results by each level1 in 20072, by special education needs3 (maintained special schools only)

Percentage of pupils achieving each level in English

Eligible pupils

Absent

T

B

N

3

4

5

6

7

SEN without a statement

68

13

4

54

10

4

4

4

4

4

SEN with a statement

9,160

4

4

83

5

2

3

1

4

4

Percentage of pupils achieving each level in mathematics

Eligible pupils

Absent

T

B

N

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

SEN without a statement

67

18

4

33

4

4

25

12

7

4

4

4

SEN with a statement

9,155

6

4

57

5

2

16

9

3

1

4

4

Percentage of pupils achieving each level in science

Eligible pupils

Absent

T

B

N

2

3

4

5

6

7

SEN without a statement

68

12

7

32

4

4

19

21

7

4

4

SEN with a statement

9,177

7

1

53

4

3

13

15

4

1

4

1 Includes T—unable to access test; B—not entered for test; N—failed to register a level;

2 Final data.

3 Status of special educational needs (SEN) taken in spring school census for all years.

4 Figures involving fewer than five pupils have been suppressed.

Similar information for all pupils in maintained schools with SEN for 2007 can be found in SFR38/2007, at:

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000759/index.shtml

The KS2 and KS3 figures in this published SFR were based on provisional data.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1730-1W, on special educational needs, how many pupils in each category attended schools in each local authority area in each year. (256858)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many and what proportion of (a) all children with speech, language and communications difficulties, (b) children with speech, language and communication difficulties in the five per cent. most deprived areas and (c) children with speech, language and communication difficulties in the 10 per cent. most deprived areas achieved the national standard in (i) all of the Foundation Stage profile assessments, (ii) all Foundation Stage profile assessments on personal, social and emotional development, (iii) all Foundation Stage profile assessments on communication, language and literacy and (iv) all Foundation Stage profile assessments on mathematical development in each year for which records are available; (257620)

(2) how many and what proportion of children identified with speech, language and communication difficulties achieved the national standard in each of the Foundation Stage profile assessments in each year for which records are available;

(3) how many and what proportion of children identified with speech, language and communication difficulties from the (a) five per cent. most deprived areas and (b) 10 per cent. most deprived areas achieved the national standard in the Foundation Stage profile assessments in each year for which records are available.

The information requested on the proportion of children identified with speech, language and communication difficulties achieving the national standard in individual scales by levels of deprivation can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1730-2W, on special educational needs, if he will provide a breakdown of the figures given by (a) male and (b) female pupils. (258050)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils with special educational needs were placed in schools outside their own local authority area in each year since 1997. (258191)

Information for years prior to 2003 is not available. Information for 2003 and 2008 are shown in the following table, additional years could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Number of pupils1 with SEN placed in schools outside of their resident local authority

Number of pupils

2003

67,924

2008

80,949

1 Includes solely registered pupils attending maintained nursery, primary, secondary, CTCs, academies, special and non-maintained special schools.

Source:

School Census