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(UK) Richmond: Primary school may add 30 kids with ASD/complex learning needs

Jan 19, 2018, (UK) Richmond & Twickenham Times: 'Outstanding' Barnes Primary School could permanently expand http://www.richmondandtwickenhamtimes.co.uk/news/15866912.__39_Outstanding__39__Barnes_Primary_School_proposes_places_for_children_with_complex_learning_needs/ One of the Richmond's best-performing primary schools could permanently expand to enable a further 30 reception places and new provisions for children with autism and complex learning needs. Richmond Council is currently carrying out a consultation on proposals to expand Barnes Primary School in Cross Street, Barnes, which has been rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted. This would increase the number of classes in reception entry to three each year - up to 90 children if the maximum of 30 are in each class. … The consultation proposes a new ‘specialist resource provision’ for up to 14 children with Education and Health Care Plans who have autistic spectrum disorders and associated complex learning needs. Currently there are over 1,200 children with SEND statements in the borough. Some of these children have educational needs which cannot be delivered within the borough at this time, so they are educated in specialist schools or in neighbouring boroughs. … “Meeting rising demand for placements for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is also challenging. …