Ofsted/CQC Local Area Inspection of Hertfordshire 4th to 8th July

29th June 16

PLEASE take this once in 5 years opportunity to tell inspectors what you think.  Our survey takes about 5 minutes to complete and is available here :


Dear HPCI network member, generic cialis
Next week a team of inspectors from Ofsted and CQC (Care Quality Commission) will be in Hertfordshire looking at how effective the local authority (ie Herts County Council and Hertfordshire Health services) are for children and young people with SEND (special educational needs and/or disabilities).  They will be looking at this for ALL children and young people 0-25 with SEND NOT just those with a statement or the new EHC plan.
The inspection will look at how effective Hertfordshire is in the following three ways :-

  1. Identifying the needs of children and young people with SEND
  2. Meeting the needs of these children and young people with SEND.
  3. Improving their outcomes and chances of taking part fully in society.

This new type of inspection, comes out of the SEND reforms and Hertfordshire is one of the first Local Authorities to be inspected over a 5 year period.
In these inspections there is a big emphasis on finding out the views of parents and carers.  The inspectors will hold meetings with parents and parent groups and also visit a small number of education and health settings.  HPCI will be sending parent representatives to meetings. This inspection is different to the Ofsted inspections carried out at individual schools and education settings.
All parents of children and young people should have the chance to contribute their views and to help do that HPCI has developed an online survey based on the questions the inspectors will ask.  We we will pass the results of our survey on to the inspectors.  The survey is confidential and you will not be individually identified.

Ofsted and CQC inspectors are holding an online webinar (that is a type of question and discussion group) which we would also strongly encourage you to take part in if possible.
The webinar takes place at 6.30pm on Wednesday 6th July, led by inspector Heather Yaxley, and will ask parents and carers about their views and experiences on how effectively Herts County Council is fulfilling the 3 responsibilities numbered above.  YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR THIS WEBINAR – the link is :

Best wishes,
Carol Kelsey
Coordinator HPCI


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