From Monday 18 March to Friday 22 March 2019, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will carry out jointly an inspection of Cumbria County Council.
The inspection will evaluate how effectively the local area:
Identifies children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities assesses and meets the needs of children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities improves outcomes for children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities.
Parent/carer meetings will be held with capacity for approximately 15 parents/carers to attend.
These will be held as follows:
· CARLISLE & EDEN Tuesday 19th March 11.45-13.00 Cumbria House, Carlisle (please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with an expression of interest)
· BARROW & SOUTH LAKES Wednesday 20th March 12.30-1.30 Furness Academy (please contact email@example.com with an expression of interest)
· ALLERDALE & COPELAND Wednesday 20th Match 12.30-1.30 Mayfield School (please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with an expression of interest)
Parents and carers can email their contributions to Lasend.email@example.com
The inspection will also include an online webinar to allow other parents and carers in the Cumbria County Council area to contribute. The session will be available on demand, and we will ask parents and carers to share their views and experiences on how effectively the Cumbria County Council local area is fulfilling the above responsibilities. While we understand that many parents and carers may have views on their experience that extend before the implementation of the reforms in September 2014, it is important that this date is used as the start for gathering evidence about the impact of the reforms as part of our new inspections. We would also like parents and carers to understand that we will not be able to follow up or comment upon individual cases.
The webinar will be available on demand between Monday 11 March and Tuesday 19 March 2019. Please note this webinar can be re-accessed if additional time is required to make comment.