Sufficiency of Specialist places for Children and Young People with SEND

The Local Authority has a statutory duty to keep under review the specialist provision it makes for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). We also must ensure there are sufficient specialist places available to meet the needs of the growing SEND population.

Fagley Primary School

In 2019/2020 we propose to increase the amount of specialist places available through a range of services by expanding and developing 354 additional specialist provision places to enhance the network of Special Schools, Early Years Enhanced Specialist provision (EYESPs), Designated Specialist Provision (DSPs, now known as Resource Provision – School Led) Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) and create new Resourced Provisions (RP) both LA Led and School Led places that are required to meet the current and future needs of children and young people with a range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

In April 2019 we consulted on providing an additional 34 resourced provision places and 40 additional special school places.

In addition to the Local Authority proposals, 215 additional specialist places were also proposed across the academy sector, requiring approval from the Regional Schools Commissioner. Both the Council Executive and the Regional Schools Commissioner approved these in July 2019.

Q3Please indicate in which capacity you are answering this survey
Q5Do you agree there is a need for additional provision to be developed across the District for children and young people with SEND?
Q7Do you agree with the proposal to develop a: 
Local Authority Led - Resourced Provision (RP) for 12 primary aged children with Communication and Interaction needs including Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) at Fagley Primary School
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