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SEND Improvement Plan


Worcestershire Ofsted SEND re-inspection deferred

We have received notification from Ofsted/CQC that our SEND re-inspection will not go ahead in March 2020 and will now be deferred to a later date. All local area SEND inspections and re-inspections have been postponed due to the ongoing issues surrounding COVID-19. We have been assured that the Worcestershire local area SEND re-inspection will be prioritised as soon as inspections resume.

We want to thank you for all your contributions so far, we have already uploaded the required evidence to Ofsted and the CQC. The parent / carer survey will be closed with immediate effect. 

We will keep you informed of any further communications we receive from Ofsted and CQC.

SEND Inspection Report 2018

In March 2018, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission inspected how effectively the special educational needs and disability provision is delivered in Worcestershire by the Council together with NHS Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Groups. Inspectors looked at the local information that is provided across the county on services to support children and young people and their parents and carers. They reviewed joint commissioning between health services and the Council, and the way schools support children in mainstream education. Inspectors also looked at assessments and planning for children and young people with special educational needs and disability.

Improvements were recognised by inspectors, but it was found that children and young people who have SEND are not provided with the quality of support and service they are entitled to.

Read the inspection report at Ofsted website (opens in a new window)

SEND Action Plan

The Council worked together with NHS Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Groups to produce and submit an action plan to Ofsted that details how the local area will tackle the significant areas of weakness identified in the inspection report.

A Written Statement of Action was prepared together with health colleagues, parents and carers, head teachers and other key stakeholders. The Written Statement of Action was evaluated by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission and published in October 2018.

Download the SEND Action Plan

Local Area partners are working together to deliver the improvements detailed in the Written Statement of Action with progress monitored through a SEND Improvement Board.

Download the latest SEND Action Plan Progress Report

SEND Strategy

See our strategy documents and latest progress reports at the SEND strategy page.