Bexley Inspection Announcement:
On 20th November 2023, Bexley received formal notification that the Local Area Partnership SEND Inspection will commence
The inspection will take three weeks.
- Surveys will be live for parents, carers, children, young people and practitioners to complete from 20th – 28th November.
- Fieldwork takes place from the 30th of November.
- Inspectors will be on site from the 4th – 8th of December.
Part of the inspection is where inspectors will want to speak to and get feedback from children, young people, parents/ carers.
The inspectors will gather feedback via a survey, that is live in the first week of the Bexley inspection.
- The survey will open from the 20th November 2023.
- The survey will close at 9am on 28th November 2023.
Your views are important. They will help inspectors understand your experience of SEND arrangements in your area.
The survey is available online and paper copies can be requested.
The survey is created and designed by the Ofsted/CQC inspectors.
If you have difficulties using this survey, please email: [email protected]
If you would like a paper copy of the survey, please email: [email protected]
Please complete the online survey by clicking on the following links:
If you are a young person with SEND please fill in this survey: Bexley Inspection online survey for Children and Young People
If you are a parent/carer of a child/young person with SEND please complete this survey. If you have more than one child with SEND you can use the same link to complete a separate survey: Bexley Inspection online survey for Parents and Carers
If you are a practitioner working with children or young people with SEND in education, health or care services, please complete this survey: Bexley Inspection online survey for Practitioners
It is important that the inspectors get as much information as possible, so we would ask as many children, young people, parents and carers as possible to take part.
What is a Local Area SEND inspection by Ofsted and the CQC?
The SEND Partnership in Bexley consists of many partner agencies (education, health, children ‘services, adult services, voluntary organisations). The Partnership is likely to be inspected very soon. The inspection will be jointly undertaken by two regulators: Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) and Care Quality Commission (CQC). The inspection will take three weeks. Part of the inspection is where inspectors will want to speak to and get feedback from children, young people, parents/ carers. The inspectors will gather feedback via an online survey, that will go live in the first week of the inspection and will be open for six days.
Children, young people and their parents and carers will be notified of the start of the inspection and about the surveys going live on the Bexley Voice webpage, the Local Offer and the IASS web pages, as well as via education providers and key workers to make sure everyone is aware. It is important that the inspectors get as much information as possible, so we would ask as many as possible to take part.
We have attached brief guides from Ofsted and CQC about the inspection itself and about the surveys. The surveys will go live when the inspection is announced.
We are including here further information on the inspection from the Bexley Local Offer: OFSTED and CQC INSPECTION BEXLEY