Damning Ofsted and CQC report finds special educational needs provision in North Somerset not good enough
Special educational needs provision (SEND) in North Somerset has been branded “not good enough” in a damning report by health and education watchdogs.
A joint report by Ofsted and the Care and Quality Commission, which was published today (Friday), highlighted a number of “significant areas of weakness” in the services provided by the local area for children with SEN and disabilities
Inspectors visited North Somerset back in May and met with young people, parents and carers, as well as visiting schools, early years settings and health services.
They also spoke with council staff and local health services to learn about how the area has responded to changes in the SEND system which were first introduced in September 2014.
Inspectors noted that while they saw a commitment from the council and clinical commissioning group (CCG) to make improvements, progress has been deemed too slow.