Following the Northumberland Local Area SEND inspection in October last year, the Council and Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group were required to submit a Written Statement of Action improvement plan within 70 days.
Our plan was submitted on 12th March and we have just received confirmation that it has been approved. The report and letter are now on our Local Offer.
The inspection identified three areas for improvement, including joint commissioning, embedding a consistent graduated approach within mainstream schools and improving outcomes to enable SEND learners to be effectively prepared for adulthood. Within the plan you will note the detailed steps we have committed to in order to improve these identified areas of weakness.
The Department for Education, alongside NHS England, will work closely with Northumberland County Council and Clinical Commissioning Group to provide feedback and support to enable the Local Area to make the improvements identified by the inspection.
We look forward to working with you and will keep you informed through regular updates on progress being made.