(UK) NORFOLK: 142 SPED places at 10 mainstream schools; cost: $160M (US)

Jan 7, 2020, KLFM, Norfolk: West Norfolk could see 32 new learning places for children with special education needs These would be in mainstream schools - providing access to special needs classes. A consultation run by Norfolk County Council opens today on the proposals. The West Norfolk plans are part of a larger countywide proposal to create 142 new learning places at ten mainstream schools. The proposal is for the new places to be provided at specialist referral bases (SRBs) at ten different locations across the county…. The plan is part of Norfolk County Council’s £120 million [$160M US] transformation of special educational needs. The programme seeks to create 500 extra school places by building up to four new specialist schools and expanding existing SRBs or building new ones.