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Inspection of Walsall provision for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities - 4 February 2019 to 8 February 2019 by Ofsted.

An Inspection of Walsall provision for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities will be taking place from 4 February 2019 to 8 February 2019 by Ofsted.

The inspection will follow the framework for the inspection of local areas effectiveness in identifying and meeting the needs of children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities[1], and the guidance set out in the inspection handbook.  A copy of the handbook can be found on the Ofsted website (www.ofsted.gov.uk).

After the inspection, Ofsted will publish their findings in letter form setting out briefly the context of the inspection, the evidence gathered, any strengths and weaknesses and areas recommended for improvement. Where relevant, the letter will make clear whether the local area must produce a written statement of action in light of the inspection findings.  The final report will normally be available within 28 working days from the end of the onsite inspection. 

1.The inspection will include an online recorded webinar to allow Walsall’s parents and carers of children with special educational needs and/or disabilities to contribute. The webinar will take place from 12 noon on Monday 28 January 2019, until 4pm on 05 February 2019.

Parents and carers who would like to take part in this webinar can follow this internet link to register: http://bit.ly/LASENDwebinarWalsallMetropolitanBoroughCouncil

2. Parents and carers can contact their local Parent Carer Forum to request details of how they can attend the discussions held between parents and carers and the Ofsted/CQC inspection team.

3. Parents and carers can email their contributions to Lasend.support@ofsted.gov.uk


[1] The framework for the inspection of local areas' effectiveness in identifying and meeting the needs of children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities;https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-area-send-inspection-framework

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