** UPDATE** Parent Focus Group to meet Inspectors will be held on Tuesday 5th March 2019 11.45am-1pm at The Beehive Resource Centre, West Street, Grays, Essex, RM17 6XP
From Monday 04 March to Friday 08 March 2019, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will carry out jointly an inspection of Thurrock 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.
The inspection will also include an online webinar to allow other parents and carers in the Thurrock 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 Thurrock 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 28 February and 05 March 2019. Please note this webinar can be re-accessed if additional time is required to make comment.