Ross Caws, Strategy and Commissioning Lead (SEND), presented the report to the Committee highlighting the work of the recent Task and Finish Group.
The Committee noted that the group had met four time and had strong discussions and debate which resulted in twelve recommendations (section three of the attached report). It was noted that some of the recommendations link directly to the current programme. Councillor Pam Williams commented that she had found it to be a very useful and productive group and thanked all those who had been involved.
Councillor Jonathan Chilvers asked if those who had been involved now felt more confident that the Council can now meet the increase need in SEND. The Chair stated that he absolutely felt more confident, which was supported by Councillor Pam Williams. The group had worked together well and there was a complete consensus about all twelve of the recommendations.
Councillor Margaret Bell added that they key issue would be to support the schools so that they can support SEND pupils. The Committee agreed that it was vital to keep checking in with teachers, and parents, to see how things are going and that it is all moving forward positively.
That the Committee approve the recommendations of the task and finish group set out in Section 3 of the report.