Annual SEND Survey 2024

We know how incredibly busy everyone is and how difficult things are for lots of you at this current time, but we would really appreciate you taking the time to complete our Annual SEND Survey for Wokingham Borough. The survey covers all aspects of Education, Health and Social Care as well as the availability of Information and parent carer wellbeing, so that it gives us a real overview of the "lived experience" for SEND families. This survey is for families of all children with special educational needs and/or a disability (SEND), not just those with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or on formal SEN support at school.

The link to the survey is here: Annual SEND Survey 2024

The results of last years survey are here: Results SEND Survey 2023. The survey was shared with the DfE, Wokingham SEND Partnership Board, WBC Children's Services Overview & Scrutiny Committee and it informed a number of workstreams across education, health and social care. Some of the specific areas where the survey has helped include:

  • Informing the new Wokingham Area SEND Strategy for 2024-2029 (which will be circulated for consultation w/c 8th July, slightly delayed due to the announcement of the General Election)
  • Preparing for Adulthood - further development of the Post 16 offer and information such as the WBC Preparing for Adulthood event
  • Improvements in the Local Offer including website content and information events for familiesInforming the ongoing Short Breaks review.
  • Feeding into the review of the Ordinarily Available Provision and EBSA Guidance for Schools.
  • Development of a SEND Communication Strategy and specific SEND Team Communication Standards, SEND Team drop-ins and ongoing development of an Escalation Process for issues.

We will use the results from the survey to help shape our work for the coming year as well as feed into the Wokingham Borough SEND Partnership Board and ongoing SEND Improvement work. SEND Voices Wokingham will also use the survey findings to provide feedback from parent carers to any future OFSTED/CQC SEND Inspections.

We are pleased to offer a 5 x £20 Amazon vouchers to 5 respondents drawn at random who complete this survey (all the information on this is included at the end of the survey).

The closing date for the survey is Friday 19th July.