Proposal for SEND provision at Lord Blyton Primary School
This information is to inform parents of pupils at Lord Blyton Primary School, staff, governors and other stakeholders of the possible establishment of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) provision at Lord Blyton Primary School.
What happens next?
The statutory representation period for the proposal to establish a new special resource base for pupils with Social Emotional and Mental Health and Communication Interaction Difficulties at Lord Blyton Primary School, closed at midnight 17 October 2019. No further responses can be accepted.
Cabinet will receive a report at their meeting on 4 December 2019, and will make a decision on whether to approve or reject the proposal.
The Cabinet report will be available to view one week before Cabinet are due to meet.
As part of the duty to secure appropriate provision, an audit of need of pupils with Special Educational Needs was undertaken in 2017 and identified various changes in the demand for places, including an increased demand for places for Social, Emotional Mental Health (SEMH).
The audit also identified a gap in provision for these pupils in mainstream schools, specialist resource provision within mainstream schools and special schools.
To meet the increase in demand for places for pupils with SEMH, the proposal is to establish a 13 place Special Resource Base at Lord Blyton Primary School, for pupils who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) with Social Emotional and Mental Health and Communication Interaction as the primary special need. The additional accommodation needed to relocate present facilities in the school would be established from Easter 2020.
The provision would be for 13 pupils, with one classroom for Key Stage 1 and one classroom for Key Stage 2 pupils. The provision would be staffed by specially trained and qualified staff, with pupils being supported in the dedicated provision as well as in mainstream classes.
Consultation - 17 June to 19 July 2019
An informal consultation took place on the proposal, between Monday 17 June to Friday 19 July 2019. This consultation is now closed.
Meetings with parents/carers, staff, governors and other interested stakeholders were held on 8 and 9 July 2019.
Your views are important and have been taken into account when Cabinet made a decision to move to the next stage which is the publication of statutory notices.
Consultation - 19 September to 17 October 2019
At their meeting on 4 September 2019, Cabinet agreed to the publication of statutory notices for the establishment of Specialist Provision at Lord Blyton Primary School.
The Statutory Consultation ran for 4 weeks from 19 September 2019 until 17 October 2019.