Tag: Special Education Needs provision

Extensive failures outlined in Ofsted report have been “catastrophic for countless families” in Central Bedfordshire

At the recent Children’s Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee (10 March 2020), Amy Irvins, speaking for parents, told Central Bedfordshire Council that “the extensive failures outlined in the recent Ofsted report have been catastrophic for countless families.”

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Inspectors demand action after critical SEND inspection

Education and health leaders in Central Bedfordshire have been instructed to provide a Written Statement of Action following a critical inspection into Special Education Needs provision in the area.

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission conducted a joint inspection in November to judge the area’s effectiveness in implementing the disability and special educational needs reforms as set out in the Children and Families Act 2014. The report was made public today (24 February 2020).

The inspection was carried out between 18 November 2019 and 22 November 2019. Inspectors spoke with children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), parents and carers, local authority officers and National Health Service (NHS) officers.

They also visited a range of providers and spoke to leaders, staff and governors about how they are implementing the SEND reforms.

The letter to Central Bedfordshire Council and Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group included a list of findings following the joint inspection.

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