NEWS UPDATE 2.8.2019 - INDEPENDENT EXPERT
On Wednesday 31st July, we were pleased to be invited to meet with Sharon Scott, the Independent Expert who started in Sutton this week. Sharon explained that she has 35 years’ experience and expertise in Children’s Services and Education within the private and public sectors and has most recently worked in Birmingham City Council as Interim Assistant Director for SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities). Sharon reviewed all the services within this area following a poor Local Area Inspection outcome and was the Operational lead on their SEND Improvement Board.
Sharon's most recent roles, prior to Birmingham City Council, were in Hackney Learning Trust and before that Wokingingham Borough Council.
We are meeting with Sharon again this month and are really encouraged that she is so committed to working with the Parent Carer Forum.
We will be arranging an open meeting for parent/carers to meet with Sharon and share their views. These have now been arranged for 10th September 2019 and are open to all parent/carers in Sutton
Thank you to the parent/carers who attended the meetings and who emailed Sharon their views. We took some notes at the meetings which recorded our understanding of the issues and views of the parents and carers who attended, as well as their ideas for how things could be improved. Please let us know if we need to amend the notes and we will be happy to do so. You can download the notes from the morning meeting here and the notes from the evening meeting here
We will continue to update our website with any news.
We are organising our 3rd annual Information Day which will be held at the Phoenix Centre this year.
Hold the date - 13th March 2019 from 9.30 until 4.30pm
Summer 2018 Newsletter; this can be downloaded here and includes contact details for the SEN team, a structure chart of the Children with disabilities Team as well as lots of articles including a response to the OFSTED CQC Inspection from Fiona Phelps, Assistant Director of Education
Use the calendar or list of months to view entries made on those dates.