The government has recently announced that to improve existing provisions and create modern, fit-for-purpose spaces, schools, academies, colleges, and early years settings will receive access to a £280m fund. Funding will be used to contribute to the cost of creating new special schools or by improving accessibility such as installing ramps, handrails, or ceiling hoists.
The funding is part of the Government’s commitment to ensuring pupils receive the specialist support they need to get an excellent education.
Children and Families Minister Vicky Ford said:
“Every child or young person with SEND should go to school feeling confident that they will get the tailored support they need at school, and every teacher should be equipped with the right facilities to teach those pupils.
We have already increased the high needs budget by nearly a quarter over the past two years. This additional investment will enable local authorities to invest more in creating excellent school places or enhancing existing provision so that pupils with additional needs and disabilities get the same opportunities as any other.”
Here at BehaviourWatch, we are extremely optimistic about the improvements on provisions and how it will benefit children and young people. Be on the lookout for exclusive resources designed to aid you and your pupils during this time.