These have all been extremely positive and are designed to help us make sure we continue to deliver excellent learning opportunities for all of our pupils. We inspect services providing education and skills for learners of all ages. We will contact local areas to invite them to take part in the visit programme. SEN Curriculum intent and quality assurance seminars – March 2020. October 2020, I write on behalf of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills to confirm the inspection findings. 321 0 obj <> endobj 343 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[<4735A5CA7AB0444E810628EF62C167D6><687712F73F6BEF4F88DDCB9933A7661C>]/Index[321 35]/Info 320 0 R/Length 108/Prev 269600/Root 322 0 R/Size 356/Type/XRef/W[1 3 1]>>stream 09 March 2020. Ofsted is pausing local area SEND visits during the national lockdown starting on 5 November. Freddie Whittaker. Amy Gibbons 19th February 2020 at 1:09pm. Local area SEND inspection Local area SEND inspection, PDF - 27 May 2020. Inspectors will also use evidence gathered through the 2 surveys. Ofsted and CQC will share the learning from these visits in national reports with the aim of promoting whole-system improvement. We will also request a sample of children and young people receiving SEND support. The report covers the findings of 380 ‘visits’ carried out between September 29 and October 23. Evidence from visits to six local areas between 5 and 14 October 2020 Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) are carrying out . Following our Ofsted inspection on Wednesday 8th January, we are absolutely thrilled to reveal the outcome that we remain an outstanding Nursery School. We will invite a limited number of local areas to participate, aiming to cover those with different characteristics, such as geographical make-up, population characteristics and previous inspection outcomes. %PDF-1.6 %���� 17th January 2020 at 5:03am. On 17 March 2020, all routine Ofsted inspections were suspended due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. 8. 8. Ofsted and CQC will not publish these notes on their websites and will not ask local areas to do so. Ofsted and CQC are working closely with the DfE and in line with current government guidelines. My child has SEND, and the school gives them the support they need to succeed. 0���,�`�L>�N����T0�"e����&3���Q`Y�` We do not expect local areas to spend time preparing for a visit, beyond what is part of normal business for the area. Ofsted explains its new way of reporting on SEND provision in education By Tania Tirraoro January 17, 2020 with Nick Whittaker, Specialist Adviser, SEND, Ofsted In one of my roles, I work alongside other SEND representatives on Ofsted's SEND Stakeholder Advisory Group. An operational note for Her Majesty’s Inspectors and Care Quality Commission inspectors carrying out interim visits to local areas regarding their special educational needs and disabilities arrangements from October 2020. The inspector who raised the concern and the lead inspector will evaluate the response and share their evaluation with the senior officer. Tuesday 10th November 2020 . Care, 11 December 2020 To children’s social care providers and local authorities: This week we published a new joint targeted area inspections (JTAI) joint report on how partners worked together to help children’s mental health. As a school leader and SENCO these changes give weight to the work that has long been going on in schools but also in supporting that wider school culture. John Roberts. The visits will also give Ofsted, CQC and the government insights into how well the SEND system as a whole is working. We have treated the Ofsted judgement as an indication that we are going in the right direction. These reports will keep the participating local areas anonymous. Ofsted will carry out and lead these visits in response to a request from the Secretary of State for Education under section 118(2) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006. Local areas will also have the opportunity to put forward a specific area of focus that they would like inspectors to review with them. 9. endstream endobj 322 0 obj <. PDF – Published 27 May 2020. Anantha Anilkumar . Following the local area SEND Inspection of February 2018 (Full Inspection report can be found here), Bedford Borough Council and Bedfordshire CCG were required to create a Written Statement of Action to address the 5 areas of weakness identified during the inspection.. Bedford Borough Council and Bedfordshire CCG, in … OFSTED admin 2020-02-28T18:21:38+00:00 OFSTED Our last full inspection was in April 2013 where we were judged good overall with outstanding elements for behaviour . We will also share summary findings from each visit confidentially with the DfE’s SEND adviser and NHS England’s SEND adviser. There will be no judgements or recommendations in the note. Depending on your viewpoint a school’s Ofsted rating is either an essential signifier of a school’s quality or a best guess from Ofsted inspectors who can do little more than scratch the surface of a school on their visit. Ofsted plans school visits to boost SEND provision 2020-09-14 Ofsted will carry out school visits from October to ascertain how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on education provisions for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). No joint SEND inspections in the autumn, but Ofsted and CQC will still ‘visit’ areas. We use cookies to collect information about how you use GOV.UK. In seven out of eight areas of the Ofsted framework a ‘Good’ … Home; Somerset County Council; Somerset County Council. If the visits involve examining the provision of NHS care to children and young people with SEND, CQC will provide DHSC with information and advice about this care in the form of national reports under section 53 of the Health and Social Care Act. endstream endobj startxref If they are concerned about a child or young person, they should follow existing procedures. Seven-hundred-and-sixty-six Ofsted reports to be precise. Since the Ofsted Inspection we have had a range of external reviews from both REAch2 (our Multi-Academy Trust) and West Sussex Local Authority. COVID-19 series: briefing on schools, October 2020 . Following the final feedback meeting, local areas will receive a summary note (example template below). Designed to support senior and middle leaders with responsibility for curriculum and/or quality assurance. This is what they found: Local areas have the right to choose not to take part in a visit. Why? Local areas should obtain consent from parents/carers and/or young people to take part and before sharing any personal data. We will keep the invitation and the local area’s response to it confidential. Removed information about our work during the national lockdown (5 November up to 2 December). Following this, inspectors will meet with the children and young people selected for case studies, and their families. We will not require local areas to publish reports on their website. Before the visit takes place, Ofsted will request from the local area a sample list of children and young people with EHC plans. In order for inspectors to get a wider picture of how children and young people with SEND and their families have experienced the pandemic, inspectors carrying out the visit will also request the local area’s support with arranging: Inspectors will review information provided by the local area before the visits. My child has SEND, and the school gives them the support they need to succeed. Ofsted and CQC will follow the process set out in paragraphs 12 and 21 of the local area SEND inspection framework. A lot of Ofsted reports. We’ll send you a link to a feedback form. We will share feedback on our observations with local area leaders verbally during the visit, at appropriate points and at the end of a visit in a final meeting. It will take only 2 minutes to fill in. 0 20/01/2020 ; I have spent the past couple of days reading Ofsted reports. In most cases, the aim is to start routine inspections in January 2021, but this date is still subject to change. What have the challenges been and what did not work so well? North View, Whickham, Newcastle Rating: Outstanding Latest report: December 4, 2020 Longhoughton Church of England Primary School Share this. Each visit will last for 2 days and will involve one Ofsted education HMI, one Ofsted social care HMI and one children’s services inspector from CQC. Picture: Lucie Carlier . We understand that local areas may be subject to changing circumstances, such as local lockdowns. Inspectors will liaise with the local area to ensure that, whenever possible, visits can still go ahead. We will publish reports on Ofsted’s and CQC’s websites. If inspectors identify wider serious concerns, they will also notify a senior officer as soon as possible. February 6, 2020 The New Ofsted Inspection Framework has been in place now for nearly half of an academic year. They will begin in the autumn term 2020. We use this information to make the website work as well as possible and improve government services. You can change your cookie settings at any time. My child does well at this school. Ofsted and CQC SEND Inspection of Bedford Borough Local Area. Fantastic Ofsted Result For South Thames Colleges Group. A Plymouth nursery says it has brought its care up to the "expected level of standard" after it was issued a welfare notice from Ofsted. Figures based on 27 responses up to 05-11-2020. Figures based on 27 responses up to 05-11-2020. At SSAT we’re keen to hear of schools’ experiences with the new Ofsted framework – please do let us know how it went for you, particularly where SEND is concerned. They will also meet with the professionals who support each of these children and young people. Ofsted and CQC will select 2 or 3 children for case studies from each list and will work with local areas to agree the sample. They will begin in the autumn term 2020. The local area may choose to invite DfE and NHS England SEND advisers to this meeting to enable them to offer further support, if applicable. Any concerns and complaints during the visit will be handled in line with Ofsted’s complaints policy. 355 0 obj <>stream No report will include any personal information about an individual child, young person, parent or carer. Ofsted: ‘Stark’ SEND funding cuts risk vicious circle ‘Squeezed’ SEND provision could drive further parental demand for EHCP ‘golden ticket’, warns watchdog . This is a lovely place for children to start their school experience. We expect that the visits will take place across that term and spring term 2021, but the timing of the interim period will depend on: The visits will not overlap with the inspection cycle. h�bbd```b``����@$�*�� To help us improve GOV.UK, we’d like to know more about your visit today. Latest report: December 1, 2020 Front Street Community Primary School. When serious issues of concern are identified – for example, a failure to follow child protection procedures and/or a child is discovered to be at immediate risk of significant harm – inspectors will notify a senior officer as soon as possible. We will only name local areas in the reports if they agree. Children leave exceptionally well prepared […] 0. All content is available under the Open Government Licence v3.0, except where otherwise stated, Education and childcare during coronavirus, How we will select local areas for interim visits, section 118(2) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006, schedule 4 to the Health and Social Care Act 2008, section 53 of the Health and Social Care Act, Safeguarding concerns: guidance for inspectors, COVID-19 series: briefing on local areas’ SEND provision, October 2020, HMCI commentary: findings from visits in October, COVID-19 series: briefing on local areas’ SEND provision, November 2020, Support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support, Transparency and freedom of information releases, support individual local areas to understand the impact of the pandemic on children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (, find out what has worked well for them during this time, what the challenges have been and any lessons learned, work with the local area to identify opportunities for improvement that address the remaining challenges faced by children and young people with, highlight positive case studies and share insights nationally to promote whole-system learning, practitioners from education, health, social care and wider services, co-production with children and young people with, collaboration across agencies to understand children’s and young people’s new, emerging or existing needs and to work out how best to support them during the pandemic, how local areas are responding to the impacts of COVID-19, an online survey (provided by Ofsted) to be sent to all parents/carers of children and young people with, an online survey (provided by Ofsted) to be sent to all young people with, discussions with education, health and social care professionals relating to the children and young people selected for case studies. Ofsted and CQC will maintain the confidentiality of these notes as far as possible. In March 2020, we were visited by Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills) and the CQC (Care Quality Commission). Check how the new Brexit rules affect you. The series of interim visits will end before routine area SEND inspections restart. Tue 10th Nov 2020, 0.04 Ofsted has released its second deep-dive into the pilot ‘visits’ it has been performing since September, in lieu of normal inspections. We will ask for written agreement to participate and to allow inspectors access to premises and necessary information. Inspectors will work with area leaders to set up meetings and discussions in a way that is appropriate for their circumstances. "���$c�$��t #��,#���C� �'P These advisers may then choose to offer further support to the local area based on the findings. 2020-07-14. Inspectors must uphold the highest professional standards in their work and treat everyone they encounter during visits fairly and with respect and sensitivity. If inspectors remain concerned, Ofsted and/or CQC will consider whether it is appropriate to take further action. Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. 10. We will contact local areas and invite them to participate in a visit. As part of Ofsted’s phased return to routine inspection, the Department for Education (DfE) and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have commissioned Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to carry out a series of ‘interim visits’ to local areas from autumn 2020. They will include case studies from local areas. This may include activities and meetings carried out online, taking into account health risks to children and young people and their families, professionals and inspectors. �Պ,�P|������J�wtt@�J�@ You’ve accepted all cookies. Ofsted and CQC will work with the local area to identify 4 to 6 children and young people with SEND to be part of case studies. Ofsted explains its new way of reporting on SEND provision in education; Ofsted finds home education is most often not a choice – and off-rolling is a key culprit; SEND Inspections on repeat, with families’ experience “essential” to new framework They will first meet with leaders from the local area, including leaders from education, health and care. Of those selected, 2 or 3 should have education, health and care (EHC) plans and 2 or 3 should be receiving SEND support without an EHC plan. %%EOF The school has high expectations for my child. SEND 2020: What’s the current state of Ofsted local area inspections? In the following months, Ofsted released plans to begin a phased return to routine inspection from September 2020 for education, local area SEND and social care providers. This will include information requested about the children and young people selected for case studies. Inspectors will work with a range of partners in a local area to understand the impact of the pandemic on children and young people with SEND. U� 34]�`��*s�J -�*��1e`,e.f�c�d�`�a�����l�l$}��6�R.U��Q׺���gH�D N�RRRx�2�0q��0Y�۔��*8Ё�:H�10_��߁Ǭ9�*p���EmX��C�2V ���� Don’t worry we won’t send you spam or share your email address with anyone. At least 3 of the children should be receiving multi-agency support. We will require agreement from the local authority and the clinical commissioning group(s) in each local area. h�b```b``f``e`��� Ȁ �@16� �|���E�5|Qء`�U �iż��c��=�` 5 ���h���Q׶̆��aq���W��Fg,�z8�l�e �h���K��h�9��(2�E�b� Figures based on fewer than 10 responses up to 05-11-2020. Ofsted and CQC will consider this information and it may lead to further activity, including inspection. This could include, if appropriate, inspectors referring individual children’s or young people’s cases to the local authority or requesting an inspection of the individual service or provider in line with Ofsted’s or CQC’s statutory and regulatory duties and powers. This follows more than 900 Ofsted visits to education and social care providers during September and October to hear more about how providers are coping with the challenging start to the … Inspectors will seek to understand the experiences of: Inspectors will focus on the main theme of children and young people’s access to the right support at the right time, including remotely where necessary. Activity, reports and ratings. The focus on SEND by Ofsted is further supported by the inclusion or base end section in the Ofsted parental survey a clear indication that all views are being taken seriously in relation to this topic. Regional Ofsted bosses say schooling has been 'completely disrupted' by Covid-19 in some areas. We will publish interim reports during the period of the visits, with a final national report likely to be published in spring 2021. Thu 9th Jul 2020, 12.39 . What impact is it having and how have inspections changed? a series of ‘interim visits’ to local areas . The new Ofsted inspection framework caused quite a stir all the way through from the proposal phase. We will select children for case studies who represent a balance in terms of their needs and a range of demographic characteristics, such as age, ethnicity and gender across all visits. The school lets me know how my child is doing. Friday, November 13, 2020 Ofsted has announced new changes to early years inspection cycles which mean all nurseries, pre-schools and childminders will be inspected within six years of their last inspection. This guidance sets out the process and range of activities that inspectors will carry out for these interim visits, from inviting a local area to take part in an interim visit to sharing feedback. Inspectors must at all times adhere to the code of conduct for inspections. These meetings can be face to face, over the phone or online, in accordance with what best suits the participants and relevant COVID-19 government guidance. The invitation will include information about the visit focus and how inspectors will work with local area leaders during the visit. you made available to discuss your actions since September 2020, when the government expected all schools to open fully to all pupils. Published: November 2020 . Information - 25 August 2020 Member Only ‘Retrieval practice’ refers to any strategy which prompts pupils to bring information from long term memory into short term or working memory; this process of recalling information helps to secure learning. The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) awarded South Thames Colleges Group (STCG) ‘Good’ in February 2020. Ofsted report into the impact of the pandemic across education settings. Get email alerts when we publish a new report. The form includes the opportunity to indicate if we have concerns that a child is at risk of significant harm because they are not receiving a service or not receiving the right service. They will also enable us to understand when local areas will be ready for routine inspections to restart. The education watchdog, Ofsted has published its second report on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details. Ofsted inspectors made remote visits to 1,200 schools during the Autumn term as part of a study into how England’s education system is coping with a return to full-time lessons in September 2020. A charity director has called on Ofsted to ensure that school inspection reports always include provision for children with special education needs after finding 16 new reports in which SEND pupils are not mentioned at all. CQC will assist Ofsted under paragraph 9(1) of schedule 4 to the Health and Social Care Act 2008. The number of Nottingham secondary schools achieving top Ofsted ratings of "good" or "outstanding" by the end of August 2020 fell by six percentage points to … The lead inspector and senior officer will sign the form to confirm that both have seen the final version and that the review process has been completed. This inspection was conducted under section 8 of the Education Act 2005 and in accordance with Ofsted’s published procedures for inspecting schools with no formal designation. Joint area SEND inspections will not resume in the autumn term, Ofsted has announced. The school has high expectations for my child. What has worked well in supporting them? They will ask the senior officer to provide a written response to the inspector’s concerns, using a form provided. Check Ofsted's COVID-19 updates to see how inspections and reports are affected. December 21, 2020 | 11 min read. Each visit will last for 2 days and will involve one Ofsted education HMI, one Ofsted social care HMI and one children’s services inspector from CQC. Nurseries, childminders and pre-schools are currently inspected as part of a four-year cycle. Inspectors will examine this theme, in collaboration with local area leaders, by looking at: The key questions inspectors will explore with the local area are: How have children and young people with SEND experienced the pandemic? Ofsted homepage. We will invite the children and young people selected for case studies, and their parents or carers, to meet with the inspectors during the visit. 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