Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Written Statement of Action (v21) April 2019.
This action plan is in response to the requirement to produce a Written Statement of Action to tackle the following areas for improvement resulting from an Area Wide Inspection of SEND in March 2017.
1. Weaknesses in the strategic leadership, governance and implementation of the disability and special educational needs reforms in the local area.
2. Strategic planning is weak and there is no strategy for jointly commissioning services across Education, Health and Social Care.
3. Children, young people and families have too little involvement in discussion and decision-making about the services and support they need. The local offer is poor and, as a result, children, young people and families have a weak understanding of the resources and support available in Middlesbrough.
4. Leaders have an inaccurate view of the local area’s effectiveness. They do not gather, analyse and use information and data to drive improvement in provision and outcomes