27 June 2022

Letter to be circulated to parents and carers by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Re-visit of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council from 11 July 2022 to 13 July 2022.

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will carry out jointly a re-visit of your local area... following the previous inspection that took place between 04 February 2019 and 08 February 2019.

The re-visit will evaluate how effectively leaders have addressed the areas of significant weaknesses detailed in the written statement of action (WSOA). The re-visit will be carried out in line with updated guidance about the return to Area SEND inspection, you can read this guidance here.

During the re-visit, Ofsted and CQC inspectors will be keen to speak to as many children and young people and their parents and carers as possible, specifically about the weaknesses identified in the WSOA. These meetings may take place online

How can local children, young people, parents and carers contribute their views during this local area re-visit?

There are several ways in which children, young people, parents and carers can engage with the re-visit process and contribute their views.

The inspectors will gather the contributions of parents and carers through an online survey and a range of other methods.

1. Parents and carers who would like to take part in this survey can follow this internet link: http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Stockton-on-TeesBoroughCouncilRe-VisitLASEND The survey will open at 12 noon on Monday 04 July 2022 and close at 12 noon on Friday 08 July 2022.

2. Parents and carers can email their contributions to [email protected]

3. Parents and carers can contact their local Parent Carer Forum to find out more about about how they can contribute their views during the local area re-visit.

Ofsted Agora 6 Cumberland Place Nottingham NG1 6HJ Textphone 0161 618 8524 www.gov.uk/ofsted [email protected]

Details about the local area SEND re-visit will be available on your local authority’s website and distributed through the local area’s Clinical Commissioning Group/s (CCGs).

Information gathered during the re-visit

During this re-visit, inspectors may collect information about children and young people in the area. They may look at local area records, speak to local area officers and leaders at educational settings, and speak to children, young people and parents or carers. No names will be recorded, but some of the information collected may identify a particular child, young person or adult. Ofsted and the CQC will use this information to prepare their re-visit outcomes letter, and for the purposes set out in their privacy notices. No information will be published that identifies any individual in the outcomes letter.

If you wish to know more about how we use the information, please see our privacy notice relating to area SEND on our website. If you have any concerns about our use of personal data, please email [email protected] and/or the CQC at [email protected]

Information on Ofsted’s and the CQC’s privacy notices is available on the links below:



While we recognise that many parents and carers may have views on their experience that extend beyond the focus of the WSOA, we would like parents and carers to understand that the focus of the inspectors during the re-visit will only be the areas of significant weakness identified at the previous inspection. The re-visit team will consider how well leaders have addressed each of the areas of significant weakness detailed in the WSOA. We will not be able to follow up or comment upon individual cases.

You will find information on local areas’ duties towards children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities on the Department for Education’s website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-guide-for-parents-and-carers.

Yours sincerely

Steve Shaw

Her Majesty’s Inspector

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SEND: guide for parents and carers

A guide on the support system for children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND).


Stockton on Tees has 4 Family Hubs that are there to support families with all thing's family! They are looking to improve the services they offer but want to know what parents/carers want to see them doing.

They have made short survey with just 3 questions, please show ...your support by taking a few minutes to complete.

Thank you!


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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council - Family Hub Consultation 2022

Consultation Portal


On Wednesday Purple, Orange, Gold and Silver Classes went on a trip to the Tim Lamb Centre in Newcastle. The pupils and staff had a fantastic time at the sensory centre.
We have some leaflets in school, which we will put on Monday on Parents Evening if you would like more information.

Just a few reminders:-

Consultation Evening
Parent/ carer consultation evening will be held on Monday 27th June.

Tour of school sites
We will be holding an open afternoon for existing, new & prospective parents on the 30th June, 3.45 - 5pm, across both school sites. ...
If your child will be transitioning into KS1 or across to Bowes site in September, this will be an opportunity to have a look around and meet staff. Class lists will be confirmed early next week.

Stockton Parent Carer Forum

We are parents and carers of children and and young people with Special educational needs and or other disabilities aged 0-25yrs. We work alongside our local authority, education and other providers to make sure the services they plan, commission, deliver and ...monitor meet the needs of children and families.

We are holding coffee morning/ meeting at Ash Trees Academy, at the Rievaulx school site (TS23 2BH), on Monday 4th July 9.30-10.30am. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Please feel free to come along and meet school staff and other parents and carers. We will tell you more about the work we do and how we support families.

If you have any further questions about the Stockton Parent Carer Forum, please do not hesitate to ring- 07985 245668

We look forward to seeing you soon. 😊

Purple Class had a lovely morning for our 'stay & play' session. We had our 'wake/shake up' session in the hall to begin with and then lots of fun in class playing with the sand, making different sounds with the musical instruments and manipulating playdough. We finished off... in our 'light room' exploring the bubble tube. Thank you to all parents that came - we hope you had fun as much as the children did.