Event Summary

Nearly a year on from the implementation of the new Inspection Framework, join Westminster Insight’s Local Area SEND Inspections Digital Conferencto understand the process of an inspection under the new framework, the lessons learnt since implementation and the current areas of focus for  Ofsted  and  CQC.

You will hear directly from:

  • Mark Vickers MBE, Chair, Alternative Provision and SEND CEO Network and member, SEND Review Steering Group, DfE
  • Sarah Clarke, Co-Chair, National Network Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF), and Member, DfE & DHSC SEND and Alternative Provision Implementation Board
  • Michael Freeston, Director of Quality Improvement, Early Years Alliance, and Member, DfE & DHSC SEND and Alternative Provision Implementation Board
  • Professor Brian Lamb OBE

We will gain insight from best practice in effective leadership from those who have undergone inspection. Hear how you can create an accurate, shared understanding of the needs of children and young people in your local area, fostering an environment for effective multi-agency collaboration.

Hear directly from parents and young people with SEND on how to improve engagement and demonstrate your co-production practices to inspectors.

We will review the key areas of focus for Ofsted and CQC including alternative provision commissioning, delivering effective Education Health Care Plans (EHCPs), and attendance across the local area. How will these be factored into your inspection?

Virtually connect with peers and understand how you can better holistically support children and young people with SEND.


Key Points

  • Understanding the Local Area SEND Inspection Framework
  • Reviewing the key areas of focus for Ofsted and CQC
  • Lessons learnt from recent inspections
  • The role of children and young people, parents and the different local partners in inspections
  • What engagement meetings will look like and what evidence will be used to guide the inspection outcome
  • Effective leadership: developing a good, shared understanding of local needs and demonstrating this in your inspection
  • Developing successful co-production pathways with children and parents
  • Best practice in alternative provision commissioning
  • Improving attendance across the local area
  • Developing EHCPs