Our progress so far

Monthly SEND improvement activity

This timeline shows the activity that's taken place around our SEND improvement.

April 2022
27 April
26 April
SEND Partnership Board meeting
March 2022
22 March
Department for Education and Care Quality Commission monitoring visit
December 2021
17 December
SEND Strategy co-production workshop with health care colleagues
14 December
Written Statement Of Action monitoring visit
10 December
SEND Strategy co-production workshop with social care colleagues
SEND Strategy co-production workshop with voluntary and independent organisations
3 December
SEND Strategy co-production workshop with head teachers
November 2021
30 November
SEND Partnership Board meeting
26 November
SEND Strategy co-production workshop with special educational needs coordinators (SENCOs)
16 November
SEND Strategy co-production workshop with parents
3 and 6 November
Local Offer live launch events across Central Bedfordshire
October 2021
28 October
Launched Local Offer
26 October
SEND Partnership Board meeting
21 October
Autumn term deep dive session with Department for Education and NHS England – co-production
13 October
Autumn term deep dive session with Department for Education and NHS England – co-production
12 October
SNAP PCF panel – Social Care Focus Local Offer
11 October
SNAP PCF panel – Health Focus Local Offer
5 October
SNAP PCF panel – Educational Focus Local Offer
4 to 15 October
Local Offer Access and Inclusion Survey
September 2021
28 September
Written Statement Of Action monitoring visit
17 September
Virtual themed focus session on EHCPs
16 September
Virtual themed focus session on strategic leadership and SEND strategy
August 2021
24 August
SEND Partnership Board meeting
July 2021
22 July
SEND summer programme

Central Bedfordshire Summer of SEND programme published.

16 July
Survey closes

Have your say Annual SEND Parent Carer survey closes.

12 and 13 July
Independent Peer Review

We commissioned an independent Peer Review to help us and our health partners objectively assess progress that has been made since 2019 and what work still needs to be done to improve outcomes for children and young people with SEND in Central Bedfordshire.

7 July
Health and Wellbeing Board

Presented the draft Joint Strategic Needs Assessment - which aims to identify evidence in order to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community and reduce inequalities.

6 July
SEND Partnership Board Meeting

SEND Partnership Board Meeting.

5 July
Launch of Co-production Charter

Developed a co-production charter in partnership with the SNAP PCF and the SEND Champions pilot group, having facilitated workshops and events with stakeholder groups.

June 2021
29 June
SEND Partnership Board Meeting

SEND Partnership Board Meeting and Post inspection monitoring meeting with Department for Education and NHS England Advisors

28 June
Survey go live

Annual SEND Parent/Carer Survey goes live.

15 June
SEND Partnership Board Meeting

SEND Written Statement of Action progress and data dashboard update

14 June
Children’s Overview and Scrutiny Meeting
1, 2 and 3 June
OSC SEND Data Dashboard briefing
May 2021
25 May
SEND Partnership Board meeting
April 2021
27 April
Children’s Services Overview and Scrutiny meeting

Feedback on the SEND Written Statement of Action (WSOA) post inspection monitoring meeting held in March 2021.

23 April
Changed name of Facebook page

Changed the name of the SEND Facebook page from "CBC Local Offer" to "Central Bedfordshire SEND Local Offer" to allow for ease with online searches.

15 April
SEND Partnership Board meeting
March 2021
1 to 26 March
Co-production workshops for children and young people with SEND in their schools and settings

An opportunity to hear the voice of the child to help inform service activity.

15 March
SEND Partnership Board meeting

Partnership board reflection session following the monitoring meeting.

10 March
SEND WSOA Monitoring visit

SEND Written Statement of Action (WSOA) post inspection monitoring meetings with Department for Education and NHS England advisors.

9 March
Children’s Services Overview and Scrutiny meeting

SEND Written Statement of Action (WSOA) progress update.

February 2021
22 to 27 February
Co-production workshops for children and young people with SEND in their schools and settings

An opportunity to hear the voice of the child to help inform service activity.

16 February
SEND Partnership Board meeting
9 and 11 February
Co-production briefing sessions for schools and settings

To prepare for the co-production workshops with children and young people with SEND.

January 2021
21 and 28 January
SEND Study Group
20 January
SEND Partnership Board meeting and co-production workshop with parents and carers
19 January
Children’s Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee – SEND WSOA progress update
December 2020
10 December 2020
SEND Partnership Board meeting and co-production workshop with parents and carers
8, 9, 10 and 16 December
Special educational needs coordinators' (SENco) study group

This is a termly group for special educational needs coordinators to hear and learn about professional services, latest developments in SEND and share best practice.

7 December
Additional Meet the Director’s session to meet the needs of parents/carers with children with SEND
1 December
SEND Written Statement of Action (WSOA) post inspection monitoring meetings with Department for Education and NHS England Advisors
November 2020
26 November 2020
Meet the director sessions

These sessions focused on:

  • listening to parents and carers experiences of the service and how we can make improvements
  • providing an update on progress so far in delivering the written statement of actions
  • sessions led by Sue Harrison, our Director of Children’s Services; Anne Murray, Chief Nurse at Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group; Kirsty Green, Director of SNAP Parent Carer Forum
24 November 2020
SEND Partnership Board meeting and co-production workshop with parents and carers
3 November and 4 November 2020
Special educational needs coordinators' (SENco) study group

This is a termly group for special educational needs coordinators to hear and learn about professional services, latest developments in SEND and share best practice.

October 2020
23 October 2020
SEND Partnership Board meeting
21 October 2020
SEND Overview and Scrutiny Committee meeting

A special children’s services overview and scrutiny meeting focused solely on updating the progress of the four workstreams in the Written Statement of Action.

View or download documents from 21 October committee meeting

Watch a recording of this meeting online

15 October 2020
Launched our SEND Facebook page

Our SEND Facebook page provides information, useful resources and events to parents, carers, professionals and organisations supporting children and young people with SEND. It's managed by a dedicated member of staff, to ensure all information is up to date.

Follow our SEND page on Facebook

September 2020
21 September 2020
Approval of submitted Written Statement of Action by Ofsted and CQC
7 September 2020
SEND Partnership Board meeting
1 September 2020
We submitted our Written Statement of Action to Ofsted and CQC