(UK) Norfolk: 86 more SPED places/ $128M in funding

Sept 27, 2022, Norfolk County Council: 86 new specialist education places proposed for Norfolk schools

E. England

A total of 86 new specialist education places are being proposed at six mainstream schools in Norfolk thanks to the county council’s £120 million [$128M] SEND transformation programme.

Six consultations have opened for the views of parents, professionals, and residents. If agreed, the proposals would see three brand new Specialist Resource Base (SRB) classrooms built on three school sites and existing SRBs at a further three schools increasing their capacity for more children and young people.

The new places, which will be for primary and secondary age children and young people, are in addition to 30 new places agreed earlier this year – bringing the total number of new SRB places provided by the council’s transformation programme to 116 this year….

“In just a matter of months we have seen proposals for 116 much-needed new places for children of a range of ages and a variety of needs thanks to partnerships between the county council, schools, and education trusts.

“I hope this increased capacity at multiple locations across Norfolk will make a real difference to children and young people with SEND and their families.”