The County Council has a statutory duty to provide sufficient school places for all children who need a place.
Increasing provision for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) through the creation of additional places in Special Support Centres (SSCs) will assist with the aim of enabling children to attend school locally. As a consequence, this will reduce the number of children and young people with SEND moving from maintained schools and academies into costly education provision in the Independent and Non-Maintained Special School sector, sometimes at schools not situated in West Sussex.
Approval is required for the allocation of funding from the Capital Programme to provide the necessary accommodation at Felpham Community College for the establishment of a Special Support Centre for 12 children aged 11 to 16 with Social Communication Needs from September 2023. In addition the budget will fund all associated fees, ICT and furniture and equipment.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)
Divisions affected: Felpham;
Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/02/2021
Decision due: November 2021 by Cabinet Member for Learning and Skills
Lead member: Councillor Nigel Jupp email@example.com
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Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Cabinet Member for Learning and Skills via the author or officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.
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