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.