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(UK) Portsmouth Council sees 'growing need for this type of [SPED] specialist provision'

Dec 27, 2018, Portsmouth News: Council welcomes new special school https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/education/council-welcomes-new-special-school-1-8751690 PORTSMOUTH City Council has welcomed the news that a new school is to be built for children with special educational needs. The school will be run by Delta Education Trust and be located on the site of the former Wymering Community Centre in north Portsmouth. The special school will specifically cater for up to 40 pupils with autism and social communication difficulties and associated challenging behaviour and sensory integration needs. The council had already identified a ‘growing need for this type of specialist provision in the city’. Cllr Suzy Horton, cabinet member for education at Portsmouth City Council said ‘I'm thrilled that we have the funding in place for a new school….