It’s the last chance to have your say on plans to invest up to £30m to develop new provision for children and young people with special education needs and disabilities (SEND) in Leicestershire.
Our consultation ends on Sunday (March 31).
You can have your say on how the proposed new provision will look, feel and operate here
The proposals include
- Expanding our existing special schools
- Creating up to 15 new SEND ‘units’, or ‘enhanced resource bases’ in mainstream schools
- Building three new special schools: two for social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH) and one for communication and interaction needs (this includes autistic spectrum disorder – ASD)
- Creating more places in our existing enhanced resource bases
Enhanced resource bases are small units with specialist staff where children can benefit from smaller teaching groups and extra help, whilst still having access to the mainstream school for certain activities.
The council’s ruling cabinet will be considering the location of the enhanced resource bases when it meets on Friday (March 29).
It will consider the responses to the consultation when it meets in the summer.
Note: Earlier this month, the Department for Education announced it would fund the building of a new special free school at the Iveshead campus in Shepshed.