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Impact Evaluation of the SEND Pathfinder Programme

Research report

This report is the second of two volumes containing the evaluation findings from the first 18 months of the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Pathfinder Programme. This volume covers the impact evaluation, which describes and analyses the:

  • Experiences, outcomes and distance travelled by the initial cohort of participating families
  • Extent to which working practices have changed for staff/individuals that have worked directly with these families
  • Indicative assessment of the costs of the reforms

This report contains data gathered through a survey of parent-carers (gathering the views of the first cohort of families, the majority of whom were interviewed in the first half of 2013), qualitative case studies with families that participated in the pathfinder, a staff work and satisfaction survey and the cost/expenditure and family-related elements of the SQW monitoring tool.