The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Provision Capital Fund 2018-2021 consultation was live from 9th February to 9th March 2018.
The online survey was circulated to Early Years providers, Schools, Trafford College, Parents and Young People, and available on the Trafford Council website for Trafford residents to comment.
The LA received 63 responses from individuals via the online survey, feedback from young people via the Let’s talk SEND conference held on 1.3.18 along with 5 additional bids for funding.
The feedback from the schemes outlined by the LA is as follows:
New Autism Spectrum Condition Class (ACS) in two mainstream secondary schools for between 10 to 15 pupils per class with additional support from Educational Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Healthy Young Minds
26 Agree, 8 Disagree, 29 did not comment on this scheme
Egerton High School - Provide a nurture class and outdoor area for year 7 and 8 pupils to aid their transition
24 Agree, 5 Disagree, 34 did not comment on this scheme
Delamere School - Provision of toilets to support the needs of ambulant pupils as the geographical primary special school model takes effect
46 Agree, 4 Disagree, 13 did not comment on this scheme
Pictor Academy - Provision of hoists in both KS1 and KS2 to support the needs of non-ambulant pupils as the geographical primary special school model takes effect
25 Agree, 6 Disagree, 32 did not comment on this scheme
Moorlands Junior School - Improvements to existing small specialist class to support social communication in designation
23 Agree, 5 Disagree, 35 did not comment on this scheme
Delamere School - Refurbishment/enlargement of hydrotherapy pool to meet the needs of all pupils at the School
53 Agree, 3 Disagree, 7 did not comment on this scheme
38 young people attended the Let’s Talk SEND conference held on 1 March 2018. Feedback from the group activity included the following ideas to help develop indoor or outdoor spaces along with their transition between schools:
|1. Outdoor Space||
Extra Football Pitch
More Clubs, eg Football, Making Friends
|3. Inside Space||
A Report is to be published by Trafford Parents Forum following their two drop in sessions with parents. Initial feedback identifies the need to review Post-16 provision and support. Parents are also keen to be involved in the development of Small Specialist Class provision. This will be the subject of further consultation.
The DfE funding template has been completed in line with the individual schemes proposed in the consultation document. The further bids will be reviewed and go forward to the SEND Board meeting in April for approval subject to meeting the criteria and funding. All proposed capital projects will require Council Executive approval.