I wish Ofsted would be a bit more robust, though. When it talks about them failing to carry out assessments on converting statements to EHCPs, what it is saying is that they are breaking the law: that isn't just a quality issue, and should in effect mean that they have failed the inspection.
So true, I have just been in correspondence with someone from the Dep of Education SEN team and I have asked whether there will be a more punitive approach towards those involved given that many of the failures are a result of bad faith rather than a lack of training.
I've just been thinking, isn't having all EHCPs reviewed from outsied in a county quite a big deal. I'm just wondering whether it's going to slip under the radar when in fact it is quite a media story about the loss of confidence in the authority.