Proposed Changes to the Special Support Centre Provision at Maidenbower Junior School

Closed 10 Dec 2017

Opened 13 Nov 2017

Feedback Updated 23 Mar 2018

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.

Results Updated 23 Mar 2018

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Overview

As part of the implementation of the West Sussex Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Strategy 2016-2019 and a review of existing specialist provision it is proposed to amend the Special Support Centre provision at Maidenbower Junior School to enable provision which is more in line with need and to make best use of available funding.

There is an identified need for additional places for children with Autistic Spectrum Condition. We have considered possible options for meeting this need and believe that altering the designation of the Special Support Centre at Maidenbower Junior School from Additional Learning Needs to Autistic Spectrum Condition will assist in addressing this, by improving the provision available for children with autistic spectrum condition in the north of the county. 

 You can find out more information on the proposal in the document attached below.

Why We Are Consulting

Your opinions are important to us and we are keen to obtain your views.

If you need this information in an alternative format, please contact us on 0330 222 8718.

What Happens Next

Any responses received will be evaluated prior to a further decision on whether or not to proceed with the substantive proposal, which will be amended if necessary.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Education
  • Learning
  • Schools
  • Special Educational Needs & Disability