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 consultation was live between 13 March 2019 and 26 April 2019.
Approximately 55 young people attended the 2019 Let’s Talk SEND conference in March. Feedback from the conference showed a good level of support for the schemes outlined in the 2019 consultation document.
There was a ‘you said, we did’ session to provide feedback from the 2018 conference. Along with a group activity to engage with young people on the 2019 proposals. 133 agreed with individual scheme proposals and 13 disagreed with individual scheme proposals.
There were 28 online responses received during the 2019 consultation. All comments have been noted. Feedback from the consultation shows a good level of support for the schemes outlined by the LA. 68 agreed with individual scheme proposals, 3 disagreed with individual scheme proposals. The SEND Board will receive an update ahead of their next meeting in July.
Please see the updated Department of Education template for further information on schemes.
View the 2019 SEND Consultation results
Read the 2019 SEND Capital Consultation document.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
View the 2018 SEND Consultation results.