SEND Consultation

This survey will be open until 16 February 2018

The consultation

Ealing Council is consulting on the provision for children and young people with Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND). This is to ensure the provision meets the needs of children and young people, while making best use of the high needs budget.

In recent years, Ealing has made significant changes to the range of SEND provision particularly in early years and primary schools. We are now in the process of expanding provision in the high school sector. 

The aim of this survey is to gather the views of stakeholders on the following targeted outcomes:

  • Development of flexible pathways that enable young people to access bespoke study programmes at the right stage in their development. This will require colleges and schools to plan and deliver programmes more closely together.
  • Ensure that all Ealing mainstream provision will be welcoming, accessible and inclusive - by increased collaboration between schools, increased sharing of expertise among special schools and support of Special Educational Needs (SEN) activities through dedicated spaces.
  • Ensure there is sufficient and appropriate provision of specialist places to meet the needs of children and young people with SEND that enables them to achieve greater levels of inclusion and leads to fulfilling life outcomes in adulthood.

The consultation has three themes related to the above aims:

  1. Preparation of young people for adulthood
  2. Supporting local schools to consistently meet the special education needs of our children
  3. Providing places in additional specialist provision following the outcome of this review

Your views

We have described the outcome for each theme, which tells you what we are aiming to achieve and given some background information about the theme. We would like your feedback on:

  • Whether you agree or disagree with the targets and why
  • The key issues related to each theme
  • Any other ideas that you think would help us work better to achieve the targets.

Further details of the whole SEN provision review can be found in the full consultation document. Please make sure you have read that before completing this short survey to provide your feedback.

What happens next?

The information you provide will help inform the final strategy based on the target outcomes described in the survey. The results of the survey and how it has influenced SEN provision going forward will be available in early summer 2018

For further information please contact Tom Lindsay at