Special Educational Needs

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 10th February 2010.

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Photo of Adrian Sanders Adrian Sanders Opposition Deputy Chief Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children with emotional, behavioural and social difficulties there are in (a) Torbay constituency, (b) the South West and (c) England.

Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools)

This Department collects information on children who have special educational needs. For those pupils at School Action Plus and those pupils with a statement of special educational need information is collected on their primary need and, if appropriate, their secondary need. Information on primary need only is provided in the table.

Maintained primary( 1) , state-funded secondary( 1,2 ) and special schools( 3) : number of pupils ( 4) with behaviour, emotional and social difficulties( 5) as at January 2009 in England, South West Government Office Region and Torbay Parliamentary Constituency
Torbay South West England
Maintained p rimary State funded s econdary All special Maintained p rimary State funded s econdary All special Maintained p rimary Secondary All s pecial
120 250 50 5,350 6,280 1,280 58,930 82,270 13,240
(1) Includes middle schools as deemed.

(2) Includes city technology colleges and academies.

(3) Includes maintained and non-maintained special schools. Excludes general hospital schools.

(4) Headcount of solely registered pupils only, in schools located in Torbay, South West and England.

(5) The statistics relate to those children whose primary specific special educational need is classified as Behavioural, Social and Emotional Difficulties. Only children at the School Action Plus provision category or with statements of SEN are categorised according to specific need in this way.

Pupil numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.


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