Draft Local Audit Bill ad hoc CommitteeMemorandum submitted by Education in Durham

This report has been created to demonstrate how the current prototype of LG Inform can work. It pulls together a small collection of metrics related to education service in Durham using other councils in the North East as a comparison group. The report shows five out of thousands of possible metrics and uses a different visualisation for each. The new version of LG Inform will offer a wider range of charts, graphs and tables, and we welcome your feedback about what you would like to see, in particular to help you use LG Inform to present information meaningfully to the public.

Total Revenue Expenditure on Education Services Per Head of Population for Durham

This is total revenue expenditure, per head of population. It includes employee costs and running expenses. It is taken from the Revenue Outturn Service Expenditure Summary (RSX) and is expressed as £ per head. The data is sourced from Revenue Outturn (RSX—Service Expenditure Summary) data, Department of Communities and Local Government.

Durham County Council spends £479,755,000 on education services in total, which equates to £939.22 per head of population. It ranks tenth out of 12 councils in the North East region and is below average. Caution should be taken with these figures, as population size and size of geographical area can have an effect on these figures.

Percentage of Three and Four Year Olds Benefiting from Free Early Education for Durham

This is the number of children returned on the EYC as being in receipt of some free early education as a percentage of the number of children aged three and four. For this metric a high value is good. The data is sourced from Provision for Children Under Five Years of Age in England, Department for Education.

The latest data (2011–12) show that Durham County Council has 95% of three and four year olds benefiting from free early education.

Achievement of Five or More A*–C Grades at GCSE or Equivalent, Including English and Maths for Durham

This is the number of pupils achieving five or more A*–C or equivalent including English and Maths at Key Stage 4 (KS4) as a percentage of the number of pupils at the end of KS4. This was previously reported as NI 75. For this metric a high value is good, and the value is expressed as %. The data is sourced from GCSE and Equivalent Results in England, Department for Education.

The proportion of pupils in Durham County Council achieving five or more good GCSEs has increased year on year in line with the North East regional trend, but has consistently demonstrated above-average performance. The last available data show that 62.2% of pupils achieve five or more GCSEs or equivalent at A*–C.

Percentage of 16 to 18 Year Olds Who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) for Durham

This is the percentage of 16 to 18 year olds who are not in education, employment, or training (NEET). This indicator was previously reported as NI 117. The value is expressed as % and a low value shows good performance. This is sourced from Young people not in education, employment or training: Connexions service figures, Department for Education.

The level of young people not in education employment and training in Durham County Council has been improving over the last three years and the latest available data for 2011 show that it now ranks fourth out of the 12 councils in the North East region.

Organisation: Percentage of 16 to 18 year olds who are not in education, employment
or training (NEET)

Comparison: All local authorities
in North East

Period

Local value

Direction of travel

Quartile
group

Min

Max

Average

01/01/2011–31/12/2011

7.50

Improving

Third

6.20

11.80

9.10

01/01/2010–31/12/2010

8.50

Improving

Second

6.50

10.00

7.90

01/01/2009–31/12/2009

9.90

First

7.10

11.80

9.00

This is the rate of first time entrants to the criminal justice system where first time entrants are defined as young people (aged 10–17) who receive their first substantive outcome (relating to a reprimand, a final warning with or without an intervention, or a court disposal for those who go directly to court without a reprimand or final warning). This was previously reported as NI 111, and is expressed as a rate per 100,000 young people in the area aged 10–17. For this metric a low value is good. The data is sourced from Youth Offending, Department for Education.

The numbers of first time entrants to the Youth Justice System in Durham has been falling over the last three years. The latest data from 2010/2011 show that Durham now ranks second out of the 12 councils in the North East region.

Organisation

01/04/2005–31/03/2006

01/04/2006–31/03/2007

01/04/2007–31/03/2008

01/04/2008–31/03/2009

01/04/2009–31/03/2010

01/04/2010–31/03/2011

Darlington

2,335.00

2,528.00

2,751.00

1,064.00

693.00

841.00

Durham

2,209.00

2,642.00

2,661.00

1,248.00

763.00

680.00

Gateshead

2,618.00

2,770.00

2,552.00

2,012.00

1,495.00

690.00

Hartlepool

2,076.00

2,758.00

2,688.00

1,900.00

1,547.00

1,065.00

Middlesbrough

2,595.00

3,342.00

2,603.00

2,275.00

2,427.00

2,060.00

Newcastle upon Tyne

2,892.00

3,484.00

2,867.00

3,004.00

1,956.00

815.00

North Tyneside

3,182.00

2,994.00

2,636.00

2,142.00

1,285.00

505.00

Northumberland

2,604.00

2,169.00

2,249.00

2,123.00

1,285.00

730.00

Redcar and Cleveland

2,566.00

2,809.00

2,825.00

1,998.00

2,108.00

1,697.00

South Tyneside

3,390.00

3,193.00

3,133.00

2,168.00

1,295.00

759.00

Stockton-on-Tees

1,924.00

2,162.00

2,529.00

2,003.00

1,454.00

1,279.00

Sunderland

3,039.00

3,479.00

3,161.00

2,684.00

1,750.00

932.00

Prepared 16th January 2013