If your Governing Board responds to any consultation OGA would welcome receiving a copy of your submission.
DfE consultations may be found by selecting the DfE from the drop down menu on the consultations page .
The important Call for evidence about funding for SEND and those who need Alternative Provision is open until 31st July 2019.
It is important for our communities that are schools are inclusive, but currently the requirement to fund the first £6,000 from within our mainstream schools’ budgets is unhelpful in this regard, so OGA would urge anyone with an interest in this area to respond.
DfE state “We are aware of concerns about the funding allocated for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in England, and are looking carefully at how much overall funding will be needed in future years. This call for evidence is an invitation to consider other aspects of the funding arrangements that:
- could be changed to help local authorities, schools, colleges and other providers in their support for young people with SEND, those requiring alternative provision (AP) and those at risk of exclusion from school, and
- may not be helping us get the most value from the resources available.”
OCC consultations may be found on their website.
The School Lunch Survey for Primary School Pupils and their Parents or Guardians opened on 4th July and closes on 24th July 2019.
The Young People’s Activity Survey 2019 is open for young people aged 13-19, or up to 25 with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities. Closing Date 31.08.2019. This survey asks children and young people aged 13-19 (and up to 24 with learning difficulties and disabilities) living in Oxfordshire about the positive leisure time activities to support wellbeing that they do. It aims to find out if there are enough activities for children and young people (sufficiency), and whether they are the kind of activities children and young people want to do (suitability), and whether they are happy with these activities (quality) , and whether they are able to get to and do the activities they want to (accessibility).
There are questionnaires for those that have experienced the Education and Care needs assessment process, closing date 31st May 2022. The parental questionnaire and Young People’s questionnaire are looking for feedback about how the process was for those that have experienced the assessment process.