Progress so far | Central Bedfordshire Council

Progress so far

SEND outcomes and strategy

Outcomes we’re aiming for:

  • leaders have greater understanding of the needs of children and young people with SEND in Central Bedfordshire
  • there is an agreed set of outcomes for children and young people with SEND, which informs the development of the SEND strategy
  • the area has a clear SEND strategy

The information below shows the progress so far and what we will be doing in the next term. This information will be updated every term.

Outcomes theme 1: Leaders have greater understanding of the needs of children and young people with SEND in Central Bedfordshire

What we’ve done

We have:

  • gathered further information to update the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) on children and young people with SEND in Central Bedfordshire
  • developed an effective way for us and Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group to share data with the SEND Partnership Board
  • developed a plan to ensure the three main SEND improvement workstreams are joined up: the written statement of action; the Schools For the Future Programme; SEND transformation

By next spring term (26 April 2021) we will have:

  • reported to the SEND Partnership Board half-termly, sharing metrics on our progress
  • subject to capacity of public health colleagues during the pandemic, we will have reported the first version of the JSNA to the SEND Partnership Board, to help inform our future SEND strategy

Outcomes theme 2: There is an agreed set of outcomes for children and young people with SEND, which informs the development of the SEND strategy

What we’ve done

We have:

  • developed a joint outcomes framework in partnership with parents, carers, children and young people
  • developed an interim SEND roadmap; a set of priorities that we will focus on initially, informed by key statistical and stakeholder data
  • started working on our proposals for the SEND element of the Schools for the Future programme, ahead of wider consultation in 2021
  • ensured that our work is governed well, with good representation from partner agencies

By next spring term (26 April 2021) we will have:

  • published the finalised joint outcomes framework
  • developed a plan of how we are going to make people aware of our interim joint outcomes framework

Outcomes theme 3: The area has a clear SEND strategy

What we’ve done

 We have:

  • consistently used data to inform our planning
  • developed an interim set of SEND priorities to inform our joint commissioning intentions
  • engaged with children, young people, schools and families to ensure their views inform our strategy
  • identified short term service improvements that can be made straight away

By next spring term (26 April 2021) we will have:

  • provided regular progress updates to key partners about our interim strategic priorities, and our plans for shaping our longer term SEND strategy, which will be informed by the work of the JSNA
  • published the draft SEND educational forecast and plans for public consultation
  • reviewed feedback from families and identified any new service improvements
  • published termly updates on the Local Offer about our progress