Consultation regarding Sunnyside Academy...

Consultation regarding Sunnyside Academy...

16 Jun

Consultation regarding Sunnyside Academy de-delegation of SEND Resource Base Provision

The priority of Sunnyside Academy Governing Body is to ensure an inclusive excellent education for all its pupils. We are wholly committed to improving standards and to ensure that every individual is well cared for, supported and challenged to maximise their potential and to be well prepared and well-rounded individuals.

As a mainstream school we have specialist resource base provision within our setting. The current arrangements and funding agreements are for 71 pupils:

  • 30 places N- Y6 for Teesside pupils with hearing impairment/loss
  • 16 places N – Y6 for Teesside pupils with vision impairment/loss
  • 25 places Y3 – Y6 for Middlesbrough pupils with moderate learning difficulties (Higher Needs Base)

Technical innovations have meant that we have less pupils requiring a sensory base place (HI) and parental choice is often for admission to their child’s own local school with additional support. Consequently, over time we have seen these pupil numbers decrease. However, the local demand for specialist provision offering support for social and emotional needs has increased. There has also been an increase in the demand for an early years base that will support developmental delay. Sunnyside Academy responded with interest to a SEND town wide consultation for developing these additional resource bases in 22/23 and 23/24 and this is more reflective of our cohort needs.

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Partner consultation

Frequently asked questions consultation