Decision Maker: Lead Member for Education and Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disability
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
to consider comments or objections received
during the representation period following the publication of
notices, and to seek a final decision on establishing an SEN
facility at each school.
30.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Children’s Services together with written representations from the local member Councillor Ruth O’Keeffe regarding the establishment of a Special Educational Needs (SEN) facility at Priory School.
30.2 RESOLVED – to authorise the establishment of a Special Educational Needs (SEN) specialist facility for up to 12 pupils at Priory School with effect from 1 September 2020, conditional upon planning permission for the enlargement of the premises being granted under Part 3 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
30.3 The local authority has identified a gap in specialist provision in mainstream primary schools for pupils with a principal need of specific learning difficulties, with associated Special Educational Needs (SEN) (for example, anxiety and high functioning autism) in the west of the county. The majority of respondents to the consultation supported the proposals to establish this facility at the school. The Lead Member also considered a number of factors which are set out in Appendix 2 of the report.
Report author: Gary Langford
Publication date: 31/03/2021
Date of decision: 22/01/2020
Effective from: 30/01/2020