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(UK) Welsh SPED school expands to "meet increased demand"; more autism/behavior issues

Oct 17, 2019, Wales Online: This special needs school needs to relocate and expand, say education chiefs https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/llanelli-education-needs-special-school-17092485 Llanelli's special needs school Ysgol Heol Goffa is set to be relocated and expanded to meet increased demand. The school's capacity is 75 but 95 pupils are currently taught there…. The new-build school would open in 2022 and cater for 120 pupils aged three to 19 who have severe learning difficulties or profound and multiple learning difficulties. Councillor Shahana Najmi said: "I really welcome that we're going to have an increase in the number of pupils at this school." Director of education Gareth Morgans said the new school would have a hydropool, soft play areas and zones for older and younger children. Sensory and therapy rooms would also be provided. … Mr Morgans added: "There has been an increase in the number of children with severe behavioural issues and autism."