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PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH A SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS (SEN) FACILITY AT PEACEHAVEN HEIGHTS PRIMARY SCHOOL FROM 1ST JANUARY 2019
East Sussex County Council (ESCC) would like to establish a SEN facility at Peacehaven Heights Primary School to accommodate 8-10 junior age pupils with a primary need of Autism.
A recent review of special educational needs provision in the County concluded that there is a gap in specialist provision in mainstream primary schools for pupils with a primary need of Autism (ASD) in the Peacehaven area. ESCC would like to establish a facility for 8-10 Key Stage 2 pupils at Peacehaven Heights Primary School junior site in Hoddern Avenue, to address this.
There is already a specialist facility for pupils at Peacehaven Community School. Developing a primary facility in close proximity to the existing secondary school facility would allow progression for pupils and continuity of support to aid the transition of pupils for whom a secondary facility is the most appropriate next stage. This will assist in reducing the increasing trend of transition from mainstream primary school to special secondary schools. For some pupils, providing early intervention at primary phase through a facility place, will address needs and enable transition to mainstream secondary school.
The consultation on the proposal will begin on Friday 6 July and run until Friday 14 September 2018. The consultation will go live on the East Sussex County Council website on 6 July and can be viewed by following the link below. I would encourage you to give your views on the proposal.
Please click here to read the Peacehaven Heights SEN Facility Proposal Document