Consultation on the draft Graduated Response with Worcestershire

Consultation on the draft Graduated Response with Worcestershire

Dear Colleague,

In March 2018, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission inspected how effectively the special educational needs and disability (SEND) provision is delivered in Worcestershire by the Council together with Worcestershire NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups. Inspectors looked at the local information that is provided across the county on services to support children and young people and their parents and carers. In the context of Ofsted's findings, it is clear that we need develop the understanding and implementation of the Graduated Response to meet Special Educational Needs.

Where a pupil is identified as having Special Educational Needs, educational establishments should take action to remove barriers to learning and put effective special educational provision in place. This is called SEN support and should take the form of a four-part cycle through which earlier decisions and actions are revisited, refined and revised with a growing understanding of the pupil’s needs and of what supports the pupil is making to secure good progress and good outcomes. This is known as the Graduated Response.

The Graduated Response document is intended to be used as a tool for schools and settings and those partner agencies working with them. It is also intended to be an information source for parents, carers and young people to inform and guide in relation to the education of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

We welcome your feedback on the draft Graduated Response document – please take the time to complete our online survey at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/graduatedresponse – it will take less than 10 minutes to complete.

I would therefore be very grateful if you could take some time to let me have your views by Friday 1st March 2019 **Deadline Extended**

Many thanks for your time

Yours sincerely,

Sara Cam

0-5 and Statutory Process Manager

Children, Families & Communities

Worcestershire County Council, County Hall, Spetchley Road, Worcester, WR5 2NP

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