In December 2018 the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills took a decision (reference ES15 (18/19)) to approve Phase 1 of a scheme to develop additional Special Support Centres (SSCs) attached to maintained schools. SSCs are units which provide additional support for children with various types of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
It is proposed that the County Council now progresses with Phases 2 and 3 of the development scheme which would involve the creation of up to eight additional SSCs in mainstream schools, generating an extra 84 places for those children with high functioning autism and social, emotional and mental health difficulties.
The Cabinet Member for Education and Skills will be asked to approve the proposal to progress the implementation of Phases 2 and 3 of the Special Support Centre Investment Programme.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Divisions affected: (All Divisions);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/07/2019
Decision due: December 2019 by Cabinet
Lead member: Councillor Nigel Jupp firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Helen Johns, Head of Inclusion Email: email@example.com Tel: 07715 616560.
Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Cabinet Member, via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken
Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources
Children and Young People’s Services Select Committee – 23 October 2019
Democratic Services Contact: Monique Smart - Tel - 033 022 22540
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