In a post on her blog ‘SOS Louth’ Sarah Dodds points out that;
The last Ofsted from March 2010 states … “The proportion of students eligible for free school meals is well above average, and the proportion with special educational needs and/or disabilities is almost twice the national figure.”
The brand new report reads
“A slightly higher than average proportion of students have special educational needs and/or disabilities. The proportion of students known to be eligible for free school meals is higher than average”
If someone can explain how in less then 18 calendar months how a school can go from having an SEN rate twice the national figure to one only slightly higher than average I would really like to know. If we are measuring and judging outstanding success, I feel that it is crucial that what we are celebrating is also outstanding in terms of equity and fairness.