January 3, 2018 No comments exist

‘Good intentions, good enough?’ 6 November 2017 – Residential special schools and colleges: support for children, Dame Christine Lenehan and Mark Geraghty. This Government commissioned report by Dame Christine Lenehan and Mark Geraghty sets out:  How children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are currently supported in residential special schools and colleges. Recommendations to support children, young people and their families to improve their experiences and outcomes. The report’s overall message…

January 2, 2018 No comments exist

It can be no coincidence that the two reports were published within a week of each other and this briefing consequently considers them alongside each other… Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission inspect how well local areas fulfil their ‘Special Educational Needs and Disability code of practice’ duties. The Care Quality Commission and Ofsted have published a summary report of their main findings from the first 30 local area SEND inspections. ‘Local Area SEND Inspections -…