Warwickshire county council approved expansion of specialist resourced provision  - The Coventry Observer

Warwickshire county council approved expansion of specialist resourced provision 

Coventry Editorial 23rd May, 2024   0

WARWICKSHIRE County Council has approved the expansion of its specialist resourced provision (SRP) offered at several schools in the country.

The continued development if the provision across the country allows students with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) to be taught within a mainstream setting with specialist staff and a higher adult to pupil ratio.

The council is seeking to increase the number of SRP places over the next five years from 176 to 500, as part of Delivering Better Value in the SEND programme.

Schools currently involved in the programme include Oakley Secondary School, Briar Hill Infant School, St John’s Primary School, and Shipston Primary School.

Recommendations which have been improved include: Capital Programme Addition, £0.113million addition for Park Hill Junior School, Kenilworth, funded from the Special Provision Fund.

£0.013million addition for St Paul’s CofE Primary School, Nuneaton, funded from Developer contributions.

£0.090million addition for Nicholas Chamberlaine School, Bedworth, funded from the High Needs Capital Grant, subject to Department for Education approval.

Establishment of Specialist Resourced Provision, at Briar Hill Infant School, Leamington Spa, with no additional cost to the Council, at Park Hill Junior School, Kenilworth, and St Paul’s CofE Primary School, Nuneaton, to meet the demand for specialised provision.

Coun Kam Kaur, said: “The enhancement of Specialist Resourced Provision reflects our commitment to meeting the evolving needs of our students and ensuring every child has access to high quality education where appropriate within their local community. This initiative aligns with our mission to create an inclusive learning environment where all students can thrive.”

Warwickshire currently has 19 SRP’s across the county, with plans for further expansion in Leamington Spa, Kenilworth, and Nuneaton and Bedworth by September.


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