SEND transport – lessons learnt review report published

The findings from Kent County Council’s review into the redesign of school transport for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) has been published today. The ‘SEND Transport Lessons Learnt Review’ was commissioned by the Chief Executive, General Counsel and the Section 151 Officer (Corporate Finance Director), following the significant and…

KCC disputes conclusions drawn in controversial SEND story

KCC has responded firmly to recent criticism of its Special Educational Needs service. Stories based Information from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism followed an hour-long interview with some of the senior officers within the service and the Chair of the Kent Association of Headteachers. A KCC spokesman said: “It was a wide-ranging discussion in which…

Kent Local Area SEND plan given thumbs up by education and health chiefs

Education and health bosses have voiced their approval for plans for future SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) provision in Kent. Kent County Council and the NHS submitted a joint Written Statement of Action (WSoA) to Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills) and the CQC (Care Quality Commission), which has now been…

Swift actions taken and improvements planned in response to SEND inspection

Swift actions have already been taken to improve care for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), following a critical letter from Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills) and the CQC (Care Quality Commission). Kent County Council and the NHS are working together on a joint strategy to improve care…