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UPDATE: Sufficiency of Specialist places for Children and Young People with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) across the Bradford District

5 Sep 2019,

Sufficiency of Specialist places for Children and Young People with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) across the Bradford District
On 9th July the council executive approved the expansion and development of
 
40 additional maintained special school places at:
 
•  Oastlers Special School - taking the current number of places from 94 to 134.
 
34 new Resourced Provision (RP) for primary aged children with Communication and Interaction needs including Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) at:
 
•  Princeville Primary School – 22 places
•  Miriam Lord Primary School – 12 places
 
 
On the 11th July The Regional Schools Commissioner has approved the SEN provision significant change applications for:
 
  • Hollingwood Primary – 16 Resourced Provision (RP) places for primary aged children with Social Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH).
  • Horton Park Primary – 12 Designated Specialist Provision (DSP) places for Key Stage 1 children with complex SEND.
  • Appleton Academy – 20 Resourced Provision (RP) places for secondary aged children and young people with Communication and Interaction needs including Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
  • Crossley Hall Primary – 12 additional Designated Specialist Provision (DSP) places for primary aged children with Communication and Interaction needs including Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
The local authority are continuing to work with a number of schools across the district to develop further provision to meet growing demand.
 
In addition to the above proposals the DfE/RSC has already approved a number of academy schemes which has enabled the LA to commission:
 
  • Up to an additional 23 places at The Coop Academy Delius from September 2019.
  • 100 additional places at Coop Academy Southfield from September 2020
  • 12 additional places at Ilkley Grammar School DSP from September 2019
  • 12 additional places at Parkwood Primary School DSP from January 2020
  • 8 additional places at Worth Valley DSP from January 2020
These proposals including the academies proposals will deliver in total 289 additional specialist places out of the agreed 354 commissioned SEND places outlined to School Forum in January 2019.
 
This leaves a remaining 65 places to be developed. Further developments with a number of LA maintained schools and academies are on-going and will be consulted on at a later date to deliver the remaining places.
 
The Local authority are committed to reviewing the availability of places and are currently reviewing the Sufficiency Strategy
 
Bradford Local Authority operate a mixed model for delivery of places the attached article describes these provisions.
 
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