I am extremely proud to share the findings from our Ofsted Short Inspection on 15 March which concludes Garlinge Primary School and Nursery continues to be a 'GOOD' school and 'pupils are nurtured at the school and thrive in the calm, orderly environment.
Please click here to view the report.
I hope you enjoy reading the report as much as I did.
Kent County Council are holding some co-production meetings next week on Tuesday 28th January for parents and carers of children and young people with a special educational need or disability in Kent. Please find details of these meetings below.
Would you like to help change the way KCC work with parents and carers for the better?
Would you like to make sure that all parents and carers are not only fully involved in their own child’s journey but also in shaping and designing the services children and young people with SEND access across Kent?
KCC recognise that for things to change, as a local area, we need to prove we are committed to making this happen. Therefore, KCC have asked a team from Rotherham to work with us to achieve this change. The team is made up of parents/carers and people who work with families on a daily basis. The team is completely independent from the local authority and from the health services in Kent.
The first part of the team’s work with KCC will be a number of focus groups for parents and carers where you will have the chance to talk to the team from Rotherham about your lived experiences as a parent of a child/young person with SEND in Kent and how you think KCC can work together to make this better. The team from Rotherham will help all (parents and professionals) develop a shared understanding of what real co-production means and to understand how to work together better to create services which work for all children and young people who have SEND. KCC have agreed that nobody from either the local authority or health services will attend these meetings to ensure that it is your voice which is heard and not ours.
The groups will take place on the Tuesday the 28th of January at the following venues:-
South - Tuesday 28th January - 9.30-11.30 - Rainbow Centre (Ashford MASH)
East -Tuesday 28th January – 12.30 - 2.30 - Orchard Centre (Swale MASH)
West - Tuesday 28th January – 9.30 - 11.30 - Lenham Community Centre – Appleton
North - Tuesday 28th January – 12.30 - 2.30 – Meadowfields (Midas Conference Centre)
There are only 12 places available at each group. If you are interested in attending, then please sign up for the venue which is most convenient by contacting Tracey Wimble at Tracey.Wimble@kent.gov.uk
If you can’t come along to one of these groups there will be another chance for you to take part in an event on the 27th of February. If you would be interested in attending the event in February please let KCC know and they will send further details to you nearer the time.