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(UK) Liverpool: Expanding 3 special schools "to meet demand for places"

Mar 25, 2022, Liverpool Echo: Parents views sought in bid to relocate special schools One SEND school could be moved 14 miles across the city

NW England A series of public engagement events is to be held as part of a proposal that would see special schools moved across Liverpool. A consultation has been launched that could lead to special educational needs and disability (SEND) school pupils being transferred to a site 14 miles away. Liverpool Council is staging an engagement exercise touting the possibility of three city special schools and pupil referral units changing locations in a bid to meet demand for places…. Now parents are being given the opportunity to meet with council officials to provide their thoughts on the proposed moves. Meetings will be held at Redbridge School on Tuesday at 10am and Bank View School on Tuesday April 5 at 1pm. Officers will be present at the meetings and will note down parent views. Further meetings will also be held at 7pm on Wednesday with Liverpool Parent Carer Forum and throughout April, including with health partners…. The possibility of relocating children has been met with short shrift by some parents, including Alan Osborne, whose son George, 12, attends Bank View. He told the ECHO that children “will suffer ” as a result of any possible move…. The consultation will run until May with an expectation that findings will go before Liverpool Council’s cabinet in September or October, with a view to implementation of the results in September next year.


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