Parents of children with special educational needs and/or disabilities play an important role in the LA SEND inspections and Jonathan Jones, HMI, Specialist Adviser, SEND, explains how Ofsted engages with them.
Jonathan Jones, HMI, Specialist Adviser, SEND
Jonathan Jones is one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors and Ofsted’s specialist adviser for special educational needs and/or disabilities. Prior to working for Ofsted he gained extensive senior leadership experience across a number of educational phases and also has had experience outside of education. Jonathan inspects a range of provisions including primary, secondary, special and independent schools. He regularly leads the local area special educational need and disabilities inspections and the reviews of multi-academy trusts.
Jonathan is also a member of the quality assurance team and investigates complaints against Ofsted. He is also a remit trainer. Jonathan has worked and led on a number of national initiatives and has particular expertise in special educational needs and/or disabilities, multi academy trusts and governance.