The research design comprises a quantitative strand involving longitudinal assessment of outcomes for over 10,000 pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) through teacher surveys, parent surveys and academic attainment data.
The findings presented in this report are derived from baseline surveys and an initial case study school visits. They therefore only represent an early ‘snapshot’ and should be interpreted in this context.
The baseline survey of pupil outcomes yielded data on around 10,000 pupils in the teacher survey and over 2,000 pupils in the parent survey - making this the largest study of its kind to be conducted in England. Initial analysis suggests that this monitoring sample is representative of national trends among pupils with SEND.