SEND report - one year on - Afasic, helping children who have problems talking and undertanding what others say

Ofsted and The Care Quality Commission have just published a report on the first tranche of Local Area SEND Inspections. Their findings include the following:

  • Too few school staff had the knowledge and skills to identify accurately when CYP… struggling in school needed further assessments
  • Too many EHC Plans were focused almost entirely on educational outcomes
  • The (EHC) Plans were not accessible to the CYP for whom they were intended or their parents
  • Too often, therapy services were too overstretched to deliver what was needed
  • Many parents reported that the information on their …Local Offer was either too difficult to find or that they were unaware the website existed
  • In nearly all local area inspections, inspectors found some level of parental dissatisfaction
  • Leaders were often unaware where there were weaknesses in the outcomes for…CYP (on SEND Support) and had not done enough to improve them
  • The number of pupils who have SEND and were excluded was typically high

Have you been involved in a Local Area SEND Inspection? Let us know how it went and whether things have improved since. And if your area is due to have an inspection soon, let us know how it goes and leave a comment below.

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