Lenehan review of experiences and outcomes in residential special schools and colleges

Closes 17 Mar 2017

Opened 23 Jan 2017

Overview

Dame Christine Lenehan is seeking evidence to inform her review into the experiences and outcomes of children and young people in residential special schools and colleges (including non-maintained and independent special schools). She would like to receive evidence about:

  • the characteristics of the children and young people currently in residential special schools and colleges;
  • how and why these children and young people come to be placed in residential special schools and colleges;
  • the pattern of provision across the country and how it is commissioned and procured;
  • what good quality support looks like for these children and young people, both pre- and post-placement (including the role of early intervention, family support and community services);
  • the experiences and outcomes of these children and young people and their families, and how these can be improved;
  • how schools and colleges are supported to meet the needs of these children and young people by all agencies;
  • how effectively the workforce in residential special schools and colleges meets the needs of these children and young people; and
  • destinations for these children and young people.

She’s interested in evidence from: 

  • people running or working in residential special schools or colleges
  • children and young people who are attending/have attended residential special schools or colleges, and their parents/carers
  • local authorities
  • representative bodies from across the sector
  • academics with an interest in this area

Please send responses to Lenehan.Review@education.gov.uk by 17 March 2017, along with any other enquiries about this call for evidence.

Give Us Your Views

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Teachers
  • Headteachers
  • Governors
  • School support staff
  • Early learning and childcare providers
  • Training providers
  • Local authorities
  • Adult education providers
  • Pupils
  • Young people
  • Parents
  • Foster carers
  • Adoptive parents
  • Community representatives
  • Volunteers
  • Social workers

Interests

  • Education
  • Keeping children safe in education and other settings
  • Disabled children
  • SEND code of practice
  • Teaching and learning (SEND)