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£150,000 to support children with SEND

£150,000 to support children with SEND

12 February 2018

Eleven schools in North Lincolnshire are set to benefit from funding to support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

North Lincolnshire Council allocated £150,000 for all mainstream schools and academies across the area to support SEND pupils.

Cllr David Rose, cabinet member for Children, Learning and Families, said:

“We invited all schools and academies in North Lincolnshire to bid for a share of the funding. It aims to give schools additional support to help children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

“All pupils have differing needs so it is important that this is recognised. Using this funding, schools will be able to address the needs of pupils with SEND and create bespoke facilities to ensure they reach their full potential.”

Each schools could bid for up to £15,000.

In their bids, schools explained the project they were seeking funding for and the impact it would have on the children and young people within their school.

The schools that have been allocated funding include:

  • Baysgarth School - £15,000 to develop an alternative provision base

  • Berkeley Primary School - £15,000 to create a nurture area

  • Enderby Road Infants School - £15,000 for improvements to access

  • Frodingham Road Infant School - £14,000 to develop outdoor breakout area

  • Killingholme Primary School - £13,500 to create a sensory room

  • St Helenas Primary School - £15,000 for an extension for SEND provision space

  • St Martin’s Primary School - £15,000 for improvements to early years external area

  • Scunthorpe C of E Primary School - £15,000 to create sensory room

  • The Axholme Academy - £15,000 to develop inclusive changing/toilet facilities

  • Winterton Academy - £5,000 to create safe haven area

  • Westwoodside Academy - £12,500 to develop sensory hub

Cllr Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“We prioritise £150,000 for schools and academies in North Lincolnshire to ensure that children and young people with special education needs and disabilities receive the best support.

“The changes being made in the schools will make a real difference for pupils and their education. Having an area for SEND pupils to go to or breakaway from the main school will be very beneficial and help develop their learning. We are continuing to invest in children here in North Lincolnshire as they are a real priority for us.

“In our latest SEND All Our Children Annual Report 2016/17 it shows significant improvements in education outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities have been made in North Lincolnshire. The funding for schools will further strengthen this.”

The council’s North Lincolnshire Local Offer website provides information on a range of provision and support available to families locally. If you are a parent or carer of a child with special educational needs or disabilities, go to the North Lincs Local Offer website

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First Published:12 February 2018