Special education provision capital fund: consultation
Local authorities must ensure there are sufficient good school places for all pupils, including those with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities.
Over recent years Bromley has made significant investment in specialist provision, expanding the places available for children with ASD at Glebe and Riverside Schools, opening Beacon House a vocational focussed centre for Key Stage 4 and 5 pupils at Bromley Beacon Academy and expanding resource provision at Crofton Infants School and Hawes Down Junior School.
We have also consulted with teachers, parents and carers and young people on priorities as part of our SEND4Change review during 2018. This included discussion on the future use of capital to support improving outcomes for children with SEND and disability.
The government has committed £365 million of capital funding to help local authorities create new school places and improve existing facilities for children and young people with SEN and disabilities, in consultation with parents and providers.
Bromley's share of this Special Provision Fund is £4,408,062 for the period 2018 to 2021.
Have your say on Bromley's proposals
In line with requirements of the funding the council has published its proposals for the use of the capital investment. This information will be updated as proposals with schools are developed.
This consultation now offers all parties with an interest in provision for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities to feed back their views on the proposed plan. After the close of consultation the council will consider feedback before finalising its proposals which will be published on this website.
The consultation closes on 31 July 2019 and comments should be sent to School.Organisation@bromley.gov.uk