28.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Children’s Services seeking approval to establish a Special Educational Needs (SEN) facility at Grovelands Community Primary School.
28.2 The Lead Member RESOLVED to authorise the establishment of a SEN facility for up to 8 pupils at Grovelands Community Primary School with effect from the start of Term 5 in the 2018/19 academic year.
28.3 In conclusion the Council has identified a gap in specialist provision in mainstream primary schools for pupils with a primary need of ASD in the Hailsham area. The Council would like to establish a facility for up to 8 pupils at Grovelands Community Primary School to address this need.
28.4 The majority of respondents to the consultation supported the proposal to establish a SEN facility at Grovelands Community Primary School. Councillor Fox, as Local Member, sent his apologies for absence but expressed support for the proposals. There had been no comments or objections received during the representation period following the publication of the statutory notice.