Proposal for 12 place Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) special provision at Cranbrook Primary School.
The London Borough of Redbridge, Education and Inclusion, is proposing to create a special provision unit for primary aged children within the site of Cranbrook Primary School, The Drive, Ilford, Essex IG1 3PS, commencing September 2019.
The provision will focus on the needs of children who have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and will be for a maximum of 12 students, with no more than two in any one year.
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The High Needs Review, which was carried out in 2017/2018, recommended the creation of 140 new places to meet the increased demand for places for children and young people with Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) over a five year period.
In July 2018 consultation was carried out on several proposals that emerged from the high needs review, including a proposal to create additional places in additionally resourced provisions attached to mainstream schools. Support for this proposal was particularly strong from parents who welcomed the increased range of options available.
What is the proposal?
To meet the need for additional primary school places for children with SEND the Council is proposing to remodel existing non-classroom space at Cranbrook Primary School, to provide ASD special provision to support children with an EHCP. This would enable the school to admit 2 further pupils per year group in year groups 1 - 6 creating 12 additional permanent places for children with an EHCP from September 2019.
Our assumption is that the pupils attending the provision will spend a significant proportion of their time in mainstream classes, with support if necessary.