SEND Place Planning

SEND Place Planning

The planning of provision for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities within the District is guided by a number of principles including:  

  • The Council will ensure that suitable provision is available for all children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities aged 0-25 and will provide appropriate services to encourage, enable and assist relevant young adults aged 19-25 to engage and remain in education and training. A child or young person has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.
     
  • The Council will seek to make such provision for those up to the age of 19 through local mainstream nurseries and schools, if necessary with additional resources or equipment. For children whose needs cannot be met in this way, the Council will seek to make appropriate provision through its special schools, Enhanced/Designated Specialist Provision (DSP), Additional Resourced Centre (ARC) or Early Years Enhanced Specialist Provision (EYESP) where this is possible. For young people aged 16-19 provision may be at a school or college and for young people aged 19-25 provision is likely to be college based.
     
  • The Bradford District has experienced a significant increase in demand for SEND provision in the last 10 years and has invested significant resources to develop specialist provision within the District to avoid the need to place young people out of District enabling them remain part of their local school community.  It is acknowledged that there are exceptional cases where this is not possible. It is projected that the demand for SEND provision will continue to grow and that by 2020 additional specialist provision in the Bradford District will be required.
     
  • The Bradford District School Organisation Plan takes into account different factors when predicting school demand including fertility and birth rates, housing growth and inward/outward migration.  Analysis of the Index of Deprivation and population estimates from the Office for National Statistics are also taken into account. 
     

Provision over the next 4 years

In March 2017 the Council published Bradford’s SEND Strategic Review 2016 – 2020 outlining the SEND needs of children and young people across the District.

Since then the Council  has worked on an updated SEND strategy 2018-2022 to reflect the changing educational landscape.

 

Actions taken to provide primary special school places for September 2018

Due to the overall growing demand for special school places across the District and the number of children not placed, a full consultation was undertaken to increase the number of places available in special schools beginning in April 2018.
The increase in places at each of the special schools was agreed by the Council’s Executive Committee at their meeting in April 2018, and by the Multi Academy Trusts with the agreement of the RSC.

 

Primary Special School Forecasts

Primary special school provision, includes all-through school information:

     Beckfoot Phoenix

     Chellow Heights - on 2 sites, pupils from both sites included

     Delius

     High Park

Forecast up to 2023/24

 

Actions taken to provide secondary special school places for September 2018

Due to the overall growing demand for special school places across the District and the number of children not placed, a full consultation was undertaken to increase the number of places available in special schools beginning in April 2018.
The increase in places at each of the special schools was agreed by the Council’s Executive Committee at their meeting in April 2018, and by the Multi Academy Trusts with the agreement of the RSC.

 

Secondary Special School Forecasts

Secondary special school provision, includes all-through school information:

     Beechcliffe

     Hazelbeck

     High Park

     Oastlers

     Southfield

Forecast up to 2023/24

 

 

 

 


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