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Specialist Resource Bases in development – consultation on proposal to expand existing SRB provision

A consultation on the proposal to open new Specialist Resources Bases for children with SEND (special education needs and disabilities) and to expand existing SRB provision across Norfolk opened on Tuesday 7 January and has now closed.

The proposal has been made by Norfolk County Council and Evolution Academy Trust, KWEST Academy Trust, Inspiration Academy Trust, Rightforsuccess Academy Trust and Wensum Academy Trust, for implementation from 1 September 2020.

The Council’s ambitious plan envisages the creation of around 142 new learning places at ten mainstream schools for children with SEND. The proposal is for the new places to be provided at SRB bases at ten different locations across the county.

This plan is part of Norfolk County Council’s £120m transformation of special educational needs. The programme seeks to create 500 extra school places by building up to four new specialist schools and expanding existing SRBs or building new ones.

The consultation document outlines the ways of finding out more about the proposal and the drop-in events that were held at individual schools and academy trusts countywide throughout January 2020.

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