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Cambridgeshire area SEND Inspection: March 2017

Inspectors from Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission will be in Cambridgeshire next week to see how well the area is providing for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

The visit, announced today (Monday) aims to evaluate how different partners have been working together to meet the care needs of our children and young people since the big legal reforms of 2014.

Schools, Early Years and FE settings, as well as the local authority and clinical commissioning group, will be included in the inspection.

The inspection applies to services for pupils with SEN Support in schools as well as those with EHCPs or statements. And evaluates how well the local authority, health commissioners and providers are at identifying and meeting the needs of children and young people with SEND and improving their outcomes following the Children and Families Act 2014.

Parent carer views on how responsibilities are being met are a vital part of the inspection, which starts on Monday March 20.

Here's how to have your say

Pinpoint Online Survey - now closed, received 547 responses, see Pinpoint response report below

Inspection also includes:                                               :

  • a parent webinar  at 7pm on Tuesday, March 21 led by the lead inspector, who will ask parents and carers about their views and experiences on how effectively Cambridgeshire is fulfilling its SEND responsibilities. How to take part in the webinar 
  • a parent meeting to discuss parent engagement 
  • discussions with parents via schools and other settings - details below   

You can read:

Pinpoint's response for inspectors and the results of the online survey

Ofsted's letter to parents and carers about the inspection 

Ofsted's information for families about local area SEND inspections


Nursery, Schoool & College Visits by Ofsted inspectors

Ofsted has opted to visit the following providers next week. Please contact the individual nursery/school/college for more information.


Tuesday March 21

  • Milton CE VC Primary School


Wednesday March 22

  • Colville Primary School, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge
  • Lionel Walden Primary School, Doddington, March
  • Cavalry Primary School, March


Thursday March 23

  • St Ivo School, St Ives
  • Cottenham Village College
  • Fields Nursery, Cambridge
  • Huntingdon Primary School
  • Cambridge Regional College, Cambridge
  • Beach Babies, Wilburton Nursery, Ely
  • Spring Common Academy, Huntingdon


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