Between 24 June 2019 and 28 June 2019, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) carried out an inspection of South Tyneside to look at how the area implements special educational needs and disability (SEND) reforms as set out in the Children and Families Act 2014.
This inspection evaluated South Tyneside’s effectiveness in:
- Identifying the needs of children and young people with SEND
- Meeting the needs of these children and young people so that their outcomes and chances of participating fully in society improve.
Inspectors spoke with children and young people with SEND, parents and carers, and local authority and NHS staff. They visited a range of providers and spoke to leaders, staff and governors about how they are implementing the SEND reforms. Inspectors looked at a range of information, including the area’s self-evaluation and local performance data.
A letter outlining the finding of the inspection can be downloaded here.