Ask Warwickshire

Welcome to  Ask Warwickshire, the consultation and engagement hub for Warwickshire County Council

This site will help you find and take part in consultations and engagement activities that interest you.

Click on the links below to find out more about consultations and engagement activities that are currently open or have recently closed.

You can also search current and past activities by keyword, postcode and interest.

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We Asked

Consultation to change the age range at Newdigate Primary and Nursery School from 3-11 to 4-11 from September 2019

You Said

In total one response was received to the consultation, which was in support of the proposal.

We Did

County Council Cabinet approved the proposal on 11th April 2019 (link to report).  The age range change at Newdigate Primary School from 3-11 to 4-11 will be implemented from September 2019. 

Nursery provision will continue to be provided on the site of Newdigate Primary School both the school and nursery will continue to be governed by the same board and led by the same head teacher and staff. The nursery provision will operate via Community Facility Powers under the direction of the School Governors from September 2019.

We Asked

In November 2018 we asked for comments on the SEND & Inclusion Strategy and in particular on the:

  • Vision statement
  • Priorities
  • Measures for success

You Said

In total 274 responses to the survey were received, of which 145 were parents, 88 were staff and 41 were any other type of respondent. 88 young people responded to the learner’s survey. A full quantitative and qualitative analysis was carried out. 

The majority of respondents agreed with the proposed vision and priorities, with over 70% agreeing or strongly agreeing. However, the qualitative comments revealed a disconnect between the vision and the current experience with many commenting on either a poor experience or that they were pessimistic about change without additional resources. Comments were also made on a range of other matters including gaps in services, support and provision, clarification of terms, and workforce skills.

Over 50% of respondents agreed with the measures for success, however many asked for a shorter number of measures and clarity on how these linked to key activities.

We Did

trategy document was revised following these workshops and meetings.

The vision statement was revised and made more aspirational and positive.

The priorities were agreed. In order to address the disconnect, and ensure that the strategy is honest about the current position, a number of quotations were added from the consultation responses highlighting challenges and opportunities.

The headline activities of the delivery plan, addressing concerns raised, were also included in the revised strategy document.

Further to this, some of the language has been changed and terms clarified.

The measures for success section was revised to show the golden thread of priorities, to key activities, to measures for success. 

The report on feedback and the final draft of the Send and Incluson Strategy  2019-2023 considered and approved by Warwickshire County Council Cabinet can be viewed by clicking on this link.

We Asked

In November 2018 we asked for comments on the SEND & Inclusion Strategy and in particular on the:

  • Vision statement
  • Priorities
  • Measures for success

You Said

In total 274 responses to the survey were received, of which 145 were parents, 88 were staff and 41 were any other type of respondent. 88 young people responded to the learner’s survey. A full quantitative and qualitative analysis was carried out. 

The majority of respondents agreed with the proposed vision and priorities, with over 70% agreeing or strongly agreeing. However, the qualitative comments revealed a disconnect between the vision and the current experience with many commenting on either a poor experience or that they were pessimistic about change without additional resources. Comments were also made on a range of other matters including gaps in services, support and provision, clarification of terms, and workforce skills.

Over 50% of respondents agreed with the measures for success, however many asked for a shorter number of measures and clarity on how these linked to key activities.

We Did

The consultation analysis was considered by a workshop of head teachers, a workshop with the Parent Carer Forum and five workstream stakeholder meetings with representatives of education, schools, health, social care and parents/carers. The strategy document was revised following these workshops and meetings.

The vision statement was revised and made more aspirational and positive.

The priorities were agreed. In order to address the disconnect, and ensure that the strategy is honest about the current position, a number of quotations were added from the consultation responses highlighting challenges and opportunities.

The headline activities of the delivery plan, addressing concerns raised, were also included in the revised strategy document.

Further to this, some of the language has been changed and terms clarified.

The measures for success section was revised to show the golden thread of priorities, to key activities, to measures for success. 

The report on feedback and the final draft of the Send and Incluson Strategy  2019-2023 considered and approved by Warwickshire County Council Cabinet can be viewed by clicking on this link.