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(UK) Bury: Plans for new special school for autism/social/emotional/mental health problems

July 1, 2020, Bury Times: Plans to open new specialist school in Bury announced

(Near Manchester, Midlands) PLANS to open a new school in Bury have been announced. The specialist school free school is set to open in September 2022 at an as yet undisclosed location. It comes after the Shaw Education Trust, which also runs Unsworth Academy, was chosen by the Department for Education (DfE) to develop specialist schooling in the borough. Jo Morgan, CEO of Shaw Education Trust, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Bury Council to provide pro-active support and appropriate provision for learners in the borough…. Shaw Education Trust currently runs 12 specialist schools and says it aims to provide students with complex needs access to tailored support and specialist equipment. Regional Director for the Trust, Phillip Harrison, added: “This project in Bury allows us the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with students, parents, the Local Authority and the Clinical Commissioning Group to create an incredible school. “We are able to utilise the skills and knowledge of our awesome staff team from across the Trust to shape a school which will support the young people to have happy and fulfilled lives.” The DfE has this week announced that it is to create 3,000 new school places for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). More than 400 of these places will be in the North West, at six new schools, including for children with SEMH, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Severe Learning Difficulty and speech, Language and Communication Needs….


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