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Most governors don't need to understand performance data in great detail to carry out their role. If you don’t have any special responsibility for special educational needs (SEN) or performance data, read our governor's guide to learn the basics.
You'll need more detailed knowledge of performance data for pupils with SEN if you're:
- A data specialist who needs to know more about performance data specifically for pupils with SEN
- On a committee focused on performance data generally, like teaching and learning or standards
- A link governor for SEN
For extra support on performance data:
- Find out about the difference between attainment and progress if you're not clear
- Use our glossary to help you navigate performance data jargon
Most pupils with SEN will be assessed under the same performance metrics as everybody else, but they might just be a bit behind their peers. Make sure