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(UK) Bolton primary school to spend $713K (US) for SPED unit for 8 students

Feb 23, 2020, Bolton News: Moorgate Primary School to create a special unit to give extra support to its SEND pupils https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/18254647.moorgate-primary-school-create-special-unit-give-extra-support-send-pupils/ AN outstanding primary school in Bolton is to receive a half-a-million pound cash injection to support pupils who have additional needs. Moorgate Primary School in Tonge Moor is to be expanded to create the unit for special educational needs and disability (SEND) following the huge success of other such units at other mainstream schools in Bolton. The school will receive £551,000 to [$713K US] build the new unit as as extension to the existing school. It will provide accommodation for up to eight primary-age pupils but with access to the mainstream primary setting. … In 2013 the council provided two small centres for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder at Blackrod Church School and St Teresa’s RC School in Little Lever to trial targeted support for pupils in mainstream settings. A similar provision was provided at Rivington and Blackrod High School to support secondary school children a few years later.