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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Reports of Special Educational Needs (SEN) by type of need and type of provision

The number of times each SEN type was reported e.g. if SEN types 'Dyslexia' and 'Dyspraxia' are reported for a pupil that pupil is counted twice, once under each type. The number of SEN reports will therefore be greater than the number of pupils with SEN.

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[Collapse]All Special Educational NeedsStatemented, School Action and School Action Plus (also Statutory Assessment in years prior to 2007/08).Click here to sortAll Special Educational NeedsStatemented, School Action and School Action Plus (also Statutory Assessment in years prior to 2007/08).
[Expand]Click here to sortStatementedPupils for whom the Authority maintains a statement of special educational needs under Part iv of the Education Act 1996. A statement may be issued by the LA after assessment of a child’s needs.[Collapse]Total: Special Educational Needs but no Statement of SENSchool Action and School Action Plus (also Statutory Assessment in years prior to 2007/08).Click here to sortTotal: Special Educational Needs but no Statement of SENSchool Action and School Action Plus (also Statutory Assessment in years prior to 2007/08).
Click here to sortSchool ActionWhen a class or subject teacher identify that a pupil has special educational needs they provide interventions that are additional to or different from those provided as part of the school’s usual curriculum.Click here to sortSchool Action PlusWhen the class or subject teacher and the SEN Co-ordinator are provided with advice or support from outside specialists, so that alternative interventions additional or different to those provided for the pupil through \'School Action\' can be put in place.
[Collapse]TotalFrom January 2017 maintained schools were allowed to report as many types of special educational need for a pupil as required and the ranking of those needs was removed. The \'Major need\' used in earlier publications no longer applies and therefore the figures are not directly comparable with previous years.91,988246,164192,524438,688530,676
TotalFrom January 2017 maintained schools were allowed to report as many types of special educational need for a pupil as required and the ranking of those needs was removed. The \'Major need\' used in earlier publications no longer applies and therefore the figures are not directly comparable with previous years.Moderate learning difficultiesFrom January 2017 maintained schools were allowed to report as many types of special educational need for a pupil as required and the ranking of those needs was removed. The \'Major need\' used in earlier publications no longer applies and therefore the figures are not directly comparable with previous years.8,02032,53215,07647,60855,628
General learning difficultiesFrom January 2017 maintained schools were allowed to report as many types of special educational need for a pupil as required and the ranking of those needs was removed. The \'Major need\' used in earlier publications no longer applies and therefore the figures are not directly comparable with previous years.4,90399,53432,195131,729136,632
Severe learning difficultiesFrom January 2017 maintained schools were allowed to report as many types of special educational need for a pupil as required and the ranking of those needs was removed. The \'Major need\' used in earlier publications no longer applies and therefore the figures are not directly comparable with previous years.9,3042511,8432,09411,398
Profound & multiple learning difficultiesFrom January 2017 maintained schools were allowed to report as many types of special educational need for a pupil as required and the ranking of those needs was removed. The \'Major need\' used in earlier publications no longer applies and therefore the figures are not directly comparable with previous years.2,732795616403,372
DyslexiaFrom January 2017 maintained schools were allowed to report as many types of special educational need for a pupil as required and the ranking of those needs was removed. The \'Major need\' used in earlier publications no longer applies and therefore the figures are not directly comparable with previous years.1,08616,16610,18026,34627,432
DyscalculiaFrom January 2017 maintained schools were allowed to report as many types of special educational need for a pupil as required and the ranking of those needs was removed. The \'Major need\' used in earlier publications no longer applies and therefore the figures are not directly comparable with previous years.891,4556342,0892,178
DyspraxiaFrom January 2017 maintained schools were allowed to report as many types of special educational need for a pupil as required and the ranking of those needs was removed. The \'Major need\' used in earlier publications no longer applies and therefore the figures are not directly comparable with previous years.5511,4441,8743,3183,869
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderFrom January 2017 maintained schools were allowed to report as many types of special educational need for a pupil as required and the ranking of those needs was removed. The \'Major need\' used in earlier publications no longer applies and therefore the figures are not directly comparable with previous years.2,9632,9836,1509,13312,096
Autistic Spectrum DisordersFrom January 2017 maintained schools were allowed to report as many types of special educational need for a pupil as required and the ranking of those needs was removed. The \'Major need\' used in earlier publications no longer applies and therefore the figures are not directly comparable with previous years.18,9603,84412,16316,00734,967
Physical and medical difficultiesFrom January 2017 maintained schools were allowed to report as many types of special educational need for a pupil as required and the ranking of those needs was removed. The \'Major need\' used in earlier publications no longer applies and therefore the figures are not directly comparable with previous years.9,1577,09012,33719,42728,584
Hearing impairmentFrom January 2017 maintained schools were allowed to report as many types of special educational need for a pupil as required and the ranking of those needs was removed. The \'Major need\' used in earlier publications no longer applies and therefore the figures are not directly comparable with previous years.2,3713,1356,2699,40411,775
Visual impairmentFrom January 2017 maintained schools were allowed to report as many types of special educational need for a pupil as required and the ranking of those needs was removed. The \'Major need\' used in earlier publications no longer applies and therefore the figures are not directly comparable with previous years.1,8121,1052,6173,7225,534
Multi-sensory impairmentFrom January 2017 maintained schools were allowed to report as many types of special educational need for a pupil as required and the ranking of those needs was removed. The \'Major need\' used in earlier publications no longer applies and therefore the figures are not directly comparable with previous years.43790267357794
Speech, language and communication difficultiesFrom January 2017 maintained schools were allowed to report as many types of special educational need for a pupil as required and the ranking of those needs was removed. The \'Major need\' used in earlier publications no longer applies and therefore the figures are not directly comparable with previous years.17,74734,90445,02379,92797,674
Behavioural, emotional and social difficultiesFrom January 2017 maintained schools were allowed to report as many types of special educational need for a pupil as required and the ranking of those needs was removed. The \'Major need\' used in earlier publications no longer applies and therefore the figures are not directly comparable with previous years.11,85641,55245,33586,88798,743

Metadata

Title

Reports of Special Educational Needs (SEN) by type of need and type of provision

Last update

09/09/2021 09/09/2021

Next update

July 2022 (provisional)

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Pupil Level Annual School Census (PLASC), Welsh Government

Contact email

school.stats@gov.wales

Designation

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Wales

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description

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Data collection and calculation

Schools’ data are derived from the Pupil Level Annual School Census (PLASC) returns and STATS 1 returns supplied by schools open on Census day in January each year. The returns are authorised by headteachers and validated by Local Authorities.

Frequency of publication

Annual

Data reference periods

From January 2017

Statistical quality

School Census returns are authorised by headteachers and validated by Local Authorities.

Whilst most of the usual data validation processes on the 2020 school census data have taken place, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the data did not undergo the usual final validation process. As part of the Welsh Local Government Finance Settlement, the data is usually returned to local authorities for final validation. Typically, overall numbers of pupils and teachers will not change significantly during this period, with the most likely change being in the characteristics of the pupils themselves e.g. free school meal entitlement. Users should therefore be more cautious when comparing data on characteristics of pupils and staff over time, in particular where small cohorts are involved.