Decision Maker: Lead Member for Education and Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disability
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To provide the Lead Member with an update on
the establishment of an SEN facility at Peacehaven Heights Primary
21.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Children’s Services regarding a proposal to postpone the establishment of a SEN (Special Educational Needs) facility at Peacehaven Heights Primary School.
21.2 The Lead Member RESOLVED – to agree to postpone the establishment of a SEN facility at Peacehaven Heights Primary School.
21.3 Since approval was granted for the establishment of the new facility the school has been through a period of significant change. The headteacher at the time resigned their post and left the school in April 2019 and interim leadership arrangements were put in place. Following concerns about pupil progress and outcomes, and in consultation with the governing body, the local authority successfully applied to the Department for Education (DfE) to establish an Interim Executive Board (IEB) at Peacehaven Heights Primary School. These factors have led the local authority to conclude that it would be inappropriate to establish the facility at this time. The Lead Member will be advised when a new opening date for the facility has been agreed.
Report author: Gary Langford
Publication date: 31/03/2021
Date of decision: 04/11/2019
Effective from: 12/11/2019