Hull Local Authority- OFSTED

Dear Parent/Carer


Next week a team of inspectors from OFSTED and CQC (Care Quality Commission) will be in Hull looking at how effective the local authority and local health services are for children and young people with SEND (special educational needs and/or disabilities).

They will be looking at this for ALL children and young people 0-25 with SEND NOT just those with an EHC plan or a statement.

The inspection will look at how effective Hull is in the following three ways:

1. Identifying the needs of children and young people with SEND
2. Meeting the needs of these children and young people with SEND.
3. Improving their outcomes and chances of taking part fully in society.

This new type of inspection comes out of the SEND reforms and all local areas will be inspected over 5 years.

 In the inspections there is a big emphasis on finding out the views of parents and carers. The inspectors will hold meetings with parents and parent groups and also visit a small number of education and health settings.

Hull Parents Forum will also be sending parent representatives to meetings that also include professionals.

This inspection is different to the ones that OFSTED carry out at individual education settings and if inspectors visit your child’s education setting in the next week then we would encourage you to go along.

If since September 2014 you have had experience of the new SEND reforms in relation to services provided to your child, or you've converted your child's Statement to an EHCP, or your child is on the school's SEN Support list please get involved.


So that as many parents as possible are able to contribute views, OFSTED and CQC inspectors are holding an online webinar that we would strongly encourage you to take part in if possible.

The webinar takes place at 8-9pm on Wednesday 11th October led by inspector Nicholas Whittaker and will ask parents and carers about their views and experiences on how effectively the local area is implementing the SEND reforms.

YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR THIS WEBINAR - the link is…/2053283374978616833…

The Ofsted team can't see us, but we'll see the questions they ask (on your computer, smart phone or tablet), and hear these being asked. We don't need to speak. We just click our answer, and we can type in our comments or questions. It's that easy! All information gathered will be anonymised.

If you have a computer, smart phone or tablet with internet access, just open the link above, and register now. It will take just a minute. And put this in your diary so you don't forget!

Then you can join the call on Wednesday 11th October from wherever you are, as long as you have internet access! No need to leave your house! Just click on the link you are sent once you've registered.

Do try to join promptly as it's likely to last around a half hour or so only.

Do pass this onto other parents/carers who may be interested.

We hope you are able to make the time to contribute to this important review and if you have any questions in the meantime, do let us know.

Also there is a link for a online survey that we need as many parents as we can to fill in.

 This survey will close Thursday 8th Oct 11am

These are the dates and times when Ofsted will be visiting your childs/young persons school/college dates as set out below

If your child/young person with SEN has attended these since Sept 14 PLEASE come as Ofsted need YOUR feedback

You need to contact Laura Jones to book a place as these are limited 

Lemon Tree Children Centre Thurs 12th October 9.30-11am
Marfleet Children Centre Thurs 12th October 12.30-2.30pm

Christopher Pickering School Tuesday 10th October 9.30-12.30pm
Dorchester Primary school Wednesday 11th October 9.30-12pm

Malet Lambert school Tuesday 10th October 9.30-12.30pm
St Mary's College Wednesday 11th October 1-3.30pm

Hull College Wednesday 11th October 1-3.30pm
East Riding College Thursday 12th October 9.30-12pm
Pathway Plus Thursday 12th October 9.30-12pm

Frederick Holmes School Wednesday 11th October 9.30-12pm


Share his info with anyone who has a child or young person with SEN or disabilities in Hull.

They are really focused on hearing the parents views.