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SEND Capital Consultation 2019

Special Educational Needs and Disability

In March 2017 the Department for Education (DfE) announced all LA’s would receive a share of the special provision fund, to make capital investments in provision for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities.

The DfE have announced further funding in May 2018 and December 2018 taking the total investment in this fund to £365 million.

As per DfE Guidance consultation has to take place with parents and carers, schools and all other providers who offer special education provision to children and young people in Trafford.


The Local Authority is consulting on the proposal to provide capital investment over the next two year period in existing special and secondary schools in Trafford.  We are keen to hear your views about where you feel that we should invest the SEND special provision capital fund to improve or expand special educational needs provision in Trafford and would particularly welcome feedback from parents and young people.


The survey lists the schemes that have been highlighted for potential funding. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the schemes, outlining your reasons in the space provided.

Complete the 2019 SEND Capital Consultation survey.


Feedback from SEND capital consultation 2018 particularly highlighted a need for further investment in the secondary sector and Post-16 for young people with Autism Spectrum Condition.


The consultation document sets out the background to the funding and how you can make your views and representations known.


Read the 2019 SEND Capital Consultation document.


You will not receive an individual response to any comment submitted, but following closure of the consultation the Local Authority will review the responses and formulate a short plan regarding how it intends making the capital investment provided under this central government funding.

The plan will then be published by 31 May 2019 on the Local Offer page.


Expressions of Interest - small specialist classes in secondary schools


Following the success of the small specialist class at Lostock College, Trafford is also asking for expressions of interest from the secondary sector to provide another small specialist class in a mainstream secondary school.

The small specialist class at Lostock College is supporting young people with Autism Spectrum Condition with the flexibility of accessing mainstream curriculum and provides a provision based upon the young person’s needs.

Email for more information.

View the 2018 SEND Consultaton results.

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