Sufficiency of Specialist places for Children and Young People with SEND

To be completed by: Fri 20 Mar 2020

Time: -Fri 20 Mar 2020 | Venue:

Thornton Primary School, part of the Focus-Trust, are consulting to open a Resourced Provision for primary aged children with Educational and Health Care Plans for Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs

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.

Thornton Primary School, part of the Focus-Trust, has been asked by the Local Authority to open a Resourced Provision for children with Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs

This specialist provision will support up to 12 children from across the Bradford region who have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

The children will benefit from being in a mainstream school setting on a permanent basis but will receive additional support via personalised teaching and learning in smaller groups based within the Resourced Provision.

The Resourced Provision will be led and managed by the Local Authority but will be an integral part of the school. The school and the Local Authority believes this provision will have a positive impact on the lives on young children by supporting them in making sustained progress as well as meeting their individual needs, in a smaller specialist environment.

We would welcome your views on our proposal by answering a few simple questions.

Please click on the link for further details of the proposal and the questions.

The consultation will be open from 24th February until the 20th March 2020.


Published: 21/02/2020
Audience: Headteachers , SENCO's, School Governors of Nursery Schools, Primary and Secondary Schools and the P
Contact: Mrs Davidson

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