Decision - SEND Review - Phase 2

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SEND Review - Phase 2

Decision Maker: Children, Young People & Skills Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes



33.1:   RESOLVED: That the Committee agreed:


(1) That the following proposals should now go out to formal statutory consultation:

(i) Extending the age range of Hillside School from 4-16 years to 2-16 years, with a view to implementation in September 2017

(ii) Extending the age range of Downs View School from 3-19 years to 2- 19 years, with a view to implementation in September 2017

(iii) The closure of Patcham House School for children with complex needs in July 2018.


(2) That the outcome of the statutory consultation would be brought back to Children, Young People and Skills Committee meeting on 9 January 2017 in order for a decision to be made as to whether to proceed to the next step of the process, namely the publication of statutory notices.


(3) Noted that there would be a further period of informal engagement with relevant stakeholders regarding the most suitable model of provision for the proposed integrated hubs in the east and west of the city. The results of these discussions would be brought back to Children Young People & Skills Committee on 6 March 2017.


(4) That an options appraisal and further consultation on the location of

a new integrated nursery would be conducted, and the outcome brought back to committee in January 2017.


(5) Noted that Homewood College school for children with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties and the two Pupil Referral Units (the Connected Hub and Brighton and Hove Pupil Referral Unit) were progressing with the setting up of a Federation to provide an integrated hub for young people with SEMH under unified leadership and governance. Subject to agreement, capital funding would be set aside to upgrade the Homewood College site.

Publication date: 03/10/2016

Date of decision: 03/10/2016

Decided at meeting: 03/10/2016 - Children, Young People & Skills Committee

Effective from: 11/10/2016

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