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Category Archives: SEND Local Area Inspections

Ofsted meet Parent Carers of children with SEND in mainstream schools

On Friday 14th December, the NNPCF arranged for a group of parents to meet with a representative from Ofsted to share their experiences of children with SEND in mainstream schools. The parents covered a wide range of SEND including ASD, ADHD, SPLD, SEN support and hearing impairments. The parents told some harrowing stories of part […]

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Local Area Inspections of SEND – updates to processes

The NNPCF have been involved in conversations with Ofsted, Care Quality Commission, and Department for Education officials to relay and understand some of the concerns and comments our member parent carer forums, and their communities, have been raising about the SEND inspection process. These conversations have led to changes in the process and further clarification […]

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NNPCF co-chairs meet with officials at the Department for Education

On Monday 23rd April, NNPCF co-chairs Maureen Morris and Mrunal Sisodia met with officials and advisers at the Department for Education. In a wide-ranging conversation, they discussed a number of the priorities that have been raised to the NNPCF Steering Group by our membership over the past few months. They shared the concerns raised by […]

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Ofsted and CQC ‘One Year On Report’

Ofsted and Care Quality Commission have this month launched their “One Year On” report. This report is a reflection on their findings from the first 30 SEND area joint inspections to have been carried out in year one by the inspectorates. These inspections are designed to look at the response local areas are demonstrating to […]

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NNPCF Joint Bulletin – An Update on the Grants

Welcome to the joint bulletin of the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) and Contact a Family. In this update: News about Department for Education funding to support SEND reforms implementation National Prospective grants Participating with health in the SEND reforms Short breaks partnership Consultations NNPCF letter to Oftsed Click here to download a […]

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