Call for new independent SEND inspections of schools

TES is reporting that schools and local authorities should face new independent inspections focused specifically on pupils with special educational needs, according to a new report published today.

The idea for a new inspection and resolution Service has been developed by an organisation called Great Minds Together which works to support families of children with SEND or social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH).

The plan is for it to be run independently without state funding alongside the work of Ofsted and the Department for Education in monitoring SEND provision.

Commenting on the new plan for an inspection and resolution service, committee member and Labour MP Ian Mearns said: “There is a crisis in the provision of SEND and SEMH across our fractured education system.

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