Starting on the 6th Nov 2017 a team of inspectors from Ofsted and CQC (Care Quality Commission) will be in South Gloucestershire looking at how effective the local authority and local health services are for children and young people with SEND (special educational needs and/or disabilities). They will be looking at how the SEND reforms have been implemented from Sept 2014 for ALL children and young people 0-25 with SEND, NOT just those with an EHC plan or a statement.
The inspection will look at how effective (local area name) is in the following three ways:
- Identifying the needs of children and young people with SEND
- Meeting the needs of these children and young people with SEND.
- Improving their outcomes and chances of taking part fully in society.
This new type of inspection comes out of the SEND reforms 2014 and all local areas will be inspected over 5 years. In the inspections there is a big emphasis on finding out the views of parents and carers and children and young people. The inspectors will hold meetings with parents and parent groups throughout next week and will also visit a small number of education and health settings.
South Glos Parents and Carers who run the Parent Forum will also be sending parent representatives to meetings with other professionals/commissioners. This inspection is different to the ones that Ofsted carry out at individual education settings and if inspectors visit your child’s education setting in the next week then we would encourage you to go along.
Check our other posts to see which schools are being visited.
So that as many parents as possible are able to contribute views, Ofsted and CQC inspectors held a webinar on the 3rd Nov and are now running a survey up to Tuesday night 7th Nov . We would strongly encourage you to take part in if possible.
Please take this once in 5 years opportunity to tell inspectors what you think.
The forum will contact all our members after the inspection results are known and will post updates and the final report on our website so you can access whether you are a member or not of our forum.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO PASS THIS INFORMATION ONTO OTHER PARENTS AND CARERS OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WITH SEND IN SOUTH GLOS .