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(UK) Derby school to expand SPED services after "damning government report"

June 21, 2020, DerbyshireLive: Derby school opens new centre for pupils with special educational needs
A Derby school has unveiled a new centre for children with special educational needs (SEND) after a damning Government report concluded the city does not do enough for those students. St Giles School, Derby's only special primary school, has officially revealed its new provision which will provide extra places for SEND children in the city…. The hub-style building has been converted into a new service called The Hive, which will cater for approximately 30 children with special educational needs. This development comes after a joint report by Government inspectors Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission in 2019 found “significant weaknesses” in how Derby was implementing reforms to its special educational needs provision…. And, as a result, The Hive was created and will come under the leadership of St Giles School, the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ special school in Hampshire Road, just a short walk away. St Giles, part of the Spencer Academies Trust, will now be able to offer places for 130 primary school children with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) plan over its two city-centre sites…. Tom Few, who joined St Giles five years ago and is now the leader of The Hive, said: “The Hive is a collaborative approach to catering for children with SEND – and their parents/carers in Derby city - and I am absolutely delighted to be involved in this school development. …


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