Issue details

Developing the Approach and Provision for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

This report presents the steps that have been taken and the outcomes of initial informal consultations with respect to capital projects that were identified as part of the SEND Sufficiency Strategy that was approved by cabinet in January 2020. Specifically this report relates to the creation of special educational needs units attached to four mainstream primary schools, the expansion of Sir Tom Finney Community High School and the expansion and relocation of Broadfield Specialist School.
Approval is sought from cabinet to progress these projects through statutory processes required to implement the identified changes to these schools. Approval is also requested to streamline the process for seeking approval for prescribed changes to schools in the future.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £1,700,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 02/09/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part I  - View reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Appendix 'A' is Part II

Decision due: 1 Oct 2020 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools

Contact: Dr Sally Richardson Email:


  • The implementation of the SEND Sufficiency Strategy – Part 1