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(UK) Norfolk Cty: $167M for 4 special schools, 142 SPED places in mainstream schools

April 3, 2021, North Norfolk News: First look at new special education centre at Norfolk primary https://www.northnorfolknews.co.uk/news/education/mundesley-primary-special-education-centre-7867852

Eastern England Plans have been submitted to build a new specialist centre at a Norfolk primary school as part of improved provision for children with special education needs and disabilities. Mundesley Infant School will see the construction of a new specialist resource block including classrooms, quiet rooms and practical spaces to expand provision of education for SEND children. Norfolk County Council is investing £120m[$167M US] in specialist school places and services, with up to four new special schools and 142 extra learning places at specialist resource bases (SRB) at mainstream schools. The council is currently planning new bases at Cromer Junior School, Drake Primary in Thetford, Edith Cavell Academy and Arden Grove Infants in Norwich, Caister Federation, and Hillcrest Primary in Downham Market. Redcastle Family School in Thetford and Thetford Academy both have 10 new places at an autism specialist resource base… SRB have been identified as a key part of the expansion of increased support for children with special educational needs and their families….