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Featured: What Matters to You 2018

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Open Consultations
West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service Integrated Risk Management Plan (draft)
Choices for the Future
Understanding Autism
Bus Strategy Consultation
Approved Premises License Application – Highdown Vineyard
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Closed Consultations
SummerFest 2018
Post-16 Transport Policy Statement 2018
Proposed revocation of decision to relocate Shelley Primary School, Broadbridge Heath
Royal Sussex Regiment Heritage Project
Approved Premises License Application – The White Swan
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We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We Asked

We asked for your feedback on the proposal to amend the number of places West Sussex County Council commissions at the Special Support Centre at Hazelwick School. The proposal aligned provision more closely with need and made best use of available funding.

You Said

43 of you took part in the consultation and fed back your views on the proposal via the online survey. 42 respondents were opposed to the proposal to reduce the number of places and 1 neither supported or objected to the proposal. 

35 of you who responded went on to give further detail on your views with the majority commenting on insufficient SEND provision, reducing choice for families and the quality of provision.

We Did

Your comments were fully considered and addressed in the Decision Report which can be viewed here

Based on evidence of the number of specialist places required for children with hearing impairment and that the proposal will not affect children currently occupying places in the Special Support Centre, the West Sussex County Council Director for Education and Skills took a decision that came into effect on 28 March 2018 to approve the proposal. The number of places the County Council commissions at the Special Support Centre at Hazelwick School will be amended to 4 places, for implementation from September 2018.

Thank you to everyone that responded.   

We Asked

The Council has a statutory duty to consult on admission arrangements each year where there are proposed admission arrangement changes and once every seven years if there are no proposed changes.  We asked for your  views on its proposed admission arrangements for children who will be starting or transferring schools in September 2019. 

You Said

112 of you took part in this survey.

We Did

The Cabinet Member for Education and Skills has:- 

1.     Approved the National Scheme of Co-ordination for starting school and secondary transfer for 2019/2020 and changes to the non-statutory dates.

2.     Agreed the proposal to decrease the Published Admission Number for Lyndhurst Infant School from 120 to 90.

3.     Agreed the proposal to combine the catchment areas of Midhurst CE Primary (Controlled) and Easebourne CE Primary (Controlled) Schools creating a dual catchment area for both schools to enable more appropriate place planning in the area.

4.     Agreed that the proposal to remove the North/South dividing line in the oversubscription criteria for secondary schools in the Horsham Town area is not taken forward at this time, but that it is revisited in the near future when a new mixed secondary school is established.

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.