Statutory guidance on performance (P scale) attainment targets for pupils with special educational needs (SEN).


This statutory guidance is for:

  • governing bodies
  • headteachers
  • local authorities

It applies to:

  • maintained schools
  • local authorities
  • academies and free schools
  • non-maintained special schools

This document supplements the national curriculum by specifying performance attainment targets (P scales) and performance descriptors for pupils aged 5 to 16 with special educational needs (SEN) who cannot access the national curriculum.

A detailed guide about using the P scales is also available.