Update from Mary Jarrett

February 2022

It’s always useful to have a moment to pause and reflect on what has been a very busy first year in Haringey.

Since the Ofsted Inspection in June, we have been working with parents, carers, schools, and health staff to start developing plans to support children, young people, and families with SEND in Haringey and completing the reviews of our existing services including home-school transport and the Statutory Assessment Team.

At every stage of our journey, we are continuing to have conversations, both formal and informal with parents and carers of children and young people with SEND. We can only improve services if we work together and if we share a vision and values.

Haringey SEND staff have been undertaking some co-production training and we want to move away from this being a ‘buzz word’ and start to make this part of our culture.

The four principles we are working to embed within our services are:

  • Welcome and Care
  • Value and Include
  • Communicate
  • Work in Partnership

We know that by developing these principles across our services we will continue to build trust with families.

We recognise that this is a journey to change our systems, culture and processes and with any long journey it starts with taking the first steps and I want to say a big thank you to all the parents and carers in Haringey who have taken the time to share their journeys and experiences with me and for your patience as we begin to reshape our systems and processes.

Mary Jarrett,

Head of Service, Integrated SEND Early Help, Prevention and SEND Division

Page last updated:

July 25, 2022

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