Parents will address the county council cabinet this morning, calling on education councillor Liz Brighouse to resign.

Oxfordshire Send Parent Action (OxSENDPA), a group of 90 parents, wrote to the leader of the council Liz Leffman at the weekend, giving detailed reasons why Cllr Brighouse must resign as SEND portfolio lead following a damning Ofsted inspection.

Cllr Brighouse has said she will stay on to see through the significant changes needed in the wake of the report.

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Parents, who will attend this morning's meeting, have produced an action plan with specific ideas how the SEND service could respond to Ofsted's recommendations.

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They want four key principles to be at the heart of any change.

These are that all communication and action must be transparent, quality and timely in nature; co-production with parents by default; an improvement in staff skills and retention; and ensuring OCC services have stability, good governance and effective scrutiny and building a culture and practice of learning and reflection at all levels.

An OxSENDPA spokesperson said: "Finally, we do not consider it credible or tenable that stability, good governance and effective scrutiny can happen at OCC without a change in leadership.

"We are repeating our call for Councillor Liz Brighouse, who has had responsibility since 2021, to immediately resign or be removed from the SEND portfolio.

"Our children and young people must be at the centre of decision making. We have to restore the trust and confidence of parents in OCC.

"This must be a moment of fundamental reset."