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We Asked, You Said, We Did

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We Asked

We asked for your feedback on the proposal to amend the Special Support Centre provision at Maidenbower Junior School from Additional Learning Needs to Autistic Spectrum Condition, to enable provision which is more in line with need and to make best use of available funding.

You Said

72 of you took part in the consultation and fed back your views on the proposal via the online survey or by email.  60 of the responses were in support of the proposal, 6 neither objected nor supported and 6 responses objected to the proposal. 

47 of you who responded went on to give further detail on your views and the overarching message was that additional provision for children with Autistic Spectrum Condition is very much needed and welcomed.  

Thank you to everyone that responded.    

We Did

The West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Education and Skills took a decision that came into effect on 28th February to approve the proposal to amend the Special Support Centre provision at Maidenbower Junior School from provision for Additional Learning Needs to provision for Autistic Spectrum Condition, for implementation from September 2018. 

You can view the Cabinet Member Decision Record and the Decision Report here.

We Asked

The County Council has a statutory duty to commission sufficient school places for children and young people across the County.  Having identified areas of growth in the number of Primary and Secondary School Places, we asked you to provide feedback on proposals for expansion at Felpham Community College, St Mary's Catholic Primary in Bognor Regis and Easebourne CE Primary in West Sussex from 2019.

You Said

190 of you took part in the consultation and fed back your views on the various proposals for school expansion via the online survey, by letter or by email. Letters were also received from the Heads and Governing Bodies from all the schools and the Diocese of Chichester and the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton. 

There were 30 responses to the proposed expansion of Felpham Community College, 14 of which were in support, 7 neither objected or supported and 9 were objections.  There were 17 responses for St Mary's Catholic Primary, 7 were in support, 2 neither objected or supported and 8 were objections.  Of the 125 responses for Easebourne CE Primary, 15 were in support, 21 were neither objected nor supported and 91 were objections.

We Did

The West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Education and Skills took a decision that came into effect on 22 Jan 2018 to approve the publication of statutory notices to further consult on the expansion of two of the schools, Felpham Community College and St Mary's Catholic Primary, Bognor Regis. 

The statutory public notice is attached below or can be accessed hereFurther details about the proposals for Felpham Community College and St Mary's Catholic Primary, Bognor Regis are provided below and can be found here

There is a representation period for comemnt of 4 weeks which commences from 8th February 2018. 

The Cabinet Member further decided that the expansion of Easebourne CE Primary School is not currently progressed.  He suggests that this requires the investigation of alternative options to cater for demand in the area and further consultation may take place in the future with schools and the wider community in the Rother Valley.

We Asked

We asked for your views on the principles containted in the Chichester Space Audit.

You Said

There were a total of 189 electronic responses recorded during the consultation period. A further 25 responses were either submitted in writing or received outside of this period. There were also numerous posts submitted via social media that have also been considered.

We Did

The results fed into recommendations which were presented to the South Chichester CLC on the 20th February 2018 (link to agenda), and were circulated to Members and Senior Officers both at the County Council and Chichester District Council prior to this.  The outcome of this meeting will be shared as soon as the minutes become available