Data Benchmarking Group

Welcome to the South East Data Benchmarking Group

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About the Data Benchmarking Group

The purpose of the group is to provide:

  • accurate and timely data to support self assessment and peer review
  • data and benchmarking support to specific south east region projects
  • support to Directors in the preparation of data for Ofsted and other inspection activity
  • a network for strategic managers and information and data professionals to develop regional benchmarking reports which support the SESLIP
  • a mechanism for data managers in the South East Region to discuss and provide feedback on data issues to the DfE, Ofsted, the Adoption Leadership Board and other regional networks as appropriate.

Data Benchmarking reports are produced for a range of data covering Children’s Social Care, Adoption, Early Help, Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), and Children’s Social Care Workforce.

The group publishes two categories of report:

  • Freely available reports – produced using only data that is available in the public domain
  • Restricted reports – produced using unpublished data collected from Local Authorities as part of the regular Benchmarking exercise

If you have any queries or technical problems associated with the data benchmarking group, including requiring a login for the Restricted Reports area, please email the Data, Research and Information Management Team’s inbox:

Governance & Reports

Data Benchmarking Group Terms of Reference

Signed Memorandums of Understanding

RIIA dataset

Regional Meetings

Upcoming meetings in the Data Benchmarking programme are as follows:

SE Regional Data Network:

  • Tuesday 19th March 2024: 10.00am–1.00pm
  • Thursday 20th June 2024: 10.00am–1.00pm
  • Thursday 12th September 2024: 10.00am–1.00pm
  • December date to be confirmed nearer the time

SE SEND Benchmarking Workshop:

  • Thursday 9th May 2024 (10.00am–1.00pm)
  • Thursday 5th December 2024 (10.00am–1.00pm)

Please send suggestions for the next meeting’s agenda to the Data, Research and Information Management Team’s inbox:

Contact Details

Data and Information Manager: Luke Ede (East Sussex)

07925 148597

SESLIP Education Data Group Lead: Daryl Perilli (Brighton and Hove)