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(UK) Cornwall: $8.3M SPED facility to open; officials 'absolutely delighted'/'pleased'

Sept 13, 2021, Falmouth Packet: SEN facility in Cornwall to open in Hayle September 2022 https://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/19577655.sen-facility-cornwall-open-hayle-september-2022/

SW England A new facility for young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) is opening at Hayle Academy in West Cornwall. The project was financed and developed by Cornwall Council in partnership with the school and will specialise in supporting those whose primary needs are communication and interaction or cognition and learning. The new 20-place Area Resource Base (ARB) is scheduled to open in September 2022 and will look to provide specialised support for students with education, health and care plans whose needs cannot wholly be met within a mainstream secondary school…. "The ARB at Hayle is part of the £6 million[$8.3M U.S.] capital grant Cornwall Council is using to improve buildings and accessibility for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities across Cornwall…. The site will be operated by Truro and Penwith Academy Trust, which is committed to inclusive, high- quality education and to ensuring the success and achievement of all students within its learning community.. Dr Jenny Blunden, CEO of Truro and Penwith Academy Trust said: "We are absolutely delighted that our plans have been approved and that we will be able to offer this specialist education to young people at Hayle Academy…. Head of SEND at Cornwall Council, Julie le Masurier, added: "This new provision at Hayle will be a welcome addition to the twenty ARBs which are already established across Cornwall. "And I am pleased that our partnership with Truro and Penwith Academy Trust will enable us to provide an improved provision for pupils and their families in this area of Cornwall."