A new approach to area SEND inspections

ASCL response to Ofsted's consultation A new approach to area SEND inspections. 
Question: To what extent do you agree or disagree with our proposed approach to introducing 3 distinct inspection outcomes?

ASCL agrees that greater clarity and transparency is helpful to ensure wider understanding and the adoption of proactive, positive next steps across a local area. ASCL does not believe however that the introduction of grades can guarantee this. Grades can indeed obfuscate the very detail which is important for achieving the stated goal.

Full response to consultation