Local Area Review (LAR)

Inspection of our Local Area SEND services.

The Local Area (Local Authority, Health, Education) had an inspection of our SEND services in 2018. The roadmap shows how we have improved and the positive changes we have made.

A SEND revisit in May 2021 to the local area by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) checked whether we were making progress.

Inspectors gathered the views of parents and carers through an online survey and were able to meet with some parents to hear of their and their child’s experiences.

It was really good to see that inspectors recognised the significant positive changes in our SEND local offer and that there is a shared ethos and vision for children with SEND in Leicester. Inspectors told us that throughout their conversations with a wide range of people, teachers, services and stakeholders, they perceived a tangible pride and enthusiasm to work in Leicester city.

Read the final letter from Ofsted and CQC which explains their findings and gives the outcome of the SEND revisit.