Concern in Leicestershire for school places for Special Educational Needs children

Concern in Leicestershire for school places for Special Educational Needs children

Concern is growing amongst parent with Special Needs about the lack of school places for them this year.

This blog is focussed on the problems in Leicestershire and nearly all local politicians are very concerned.

There is a protest meeting on 13th October at 11.00am outside County Hall, LE3 8RA.

For more information contact Zuffar Haq on 07817107022.

 

In Evington the withdrawal of funding is very likely to force Ashfield Academy to close its residential setting.  Ashfield does not receive sufficient funding from other sources to maintain the service without it.  There are no comparable services offered by any other state-funded education setting in the city.  This will have a devastating impact on the highly vulnerable pupils who attend, all of whom have complex special educational needs.  It will also cause enormous upset and stress for their families and communities, and represents an large loss to the education landscape in Leicester.  The withdrawal of this funding is a grave error.  It is for Leicester City Council to reconsider this proposal and work with Ash Field and its stakeholders to preserve the badly-needed service.

Helen Pettman

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