Ofsted revisit outcome – Director of Education letter

July 28, 2022

You will be aware that Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) recently carried out a joint revisit to Essex. … Read more

Ofsted revisit finds Essex has made sufficient progress in improving SEND services

July 27, 2022

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission have published their final report confirming the significant progress that Essex has made to … Read more

Ofsted/CQC SEND Revisit

May 4, 2022

This letter from the inspection team, explains the revisit and how you can share your views as a young person, … Read more

Lessons Learnt from Lockdown

June 14, 2021

Between February and March 2021, as part of the Making Participation Work programme, which is funded by the Department for … Read more

Sharing the insights from our research on how Short Breaks can improve

May 13, 2021

In 2020, Essex County Council undertook a series of engagement activities in relation to the Short Breaks service. We conducted … Read more

Independent Review of Essex SENDIASS 2020

January 19, 2021

An Independent review of the SEND IASS was commissioned by the Local Authority and took place in November 2020. The … Read more

Latest Information about Essex Special Schools during the new Lockdown

January 12, 2021

As you know on Monday 4 January, the Prime Minister announced a national lockdown in order to reduce the spread … Read more

Review of Essex SENDIASS – November 2020

October 30, 2020

Every local authority has a SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS).  This service provides confidential and impartial information, advice … Read more

Short Breaks for Children and Young People with SEND Survey

September 28, 2020

Essex County Council is putting together a new commissioning strategy for services for children and young people with disabilities. To … Read more

Multi Schools Council – NEW Podcast!

April 17, 2020

The Multi Schools Council was started to help break down perceptions towards SEND and mental health in schools and the … Read more