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(UK) East Anglia: $45M to create 870 special ed places

Nov 22, 2021, East Anglian Times: Pupils 'thriving' at new SEND units in Stowupland and Mendlesham

E. England

Two new special educational needs units at Stowupland High School and Mendlesham Primary School have taken in their first cohort of pupils. … The two units will provide 18 school places at each school with potential to increase this to 24…. Tessa Sait, executive headteacher at Mendlesham Primary School, said: "These new SEND units, specialising in cognition and learning, have increased the capacity for places in the Stowmarket area and have helped localise the provision for those with special educational needs. … Rachel Hood, cabinet member for SEND, education and skills at Suffolk County Council, said: "These new classrooms will make such a difference to children who have additional, and sometimes complex, educational needs. "They are part of our £45million [$60M] investment to create 870 new SEND places for children and young people across Suffolk."… "We are delighted to be supporting mainstream schools to broaden their provision," he said. …


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