Special Educational Needs

Department for Education written question – answered on 2nd July 2015.

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Photo of Flick Drummond Flick Drummond Conservative, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the cost to Ofsted of inspecting local area provision for children with special educational needs and disabilities in the last three years.

Photo of Flick Drummond Flick Drummond Conservative, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if her Department will ask Ofsted to inspect local authority specialist education services for children with sensory impairments.

Photo of Edward Timpson Edward Timpson Minister of State (Education)

Ofsted does not currently inspect local area provision for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

It is consulting on a framework for inspecting such provision, in particular, how local areas supporting children and young people with special educational needs and disability, in light of the provisions of the Children and Families Act 2014. Provision for all children and young people with SEN and disabilities irrespective of their type of need would be included within local inspections.

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