Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Council plans to expand specialist SEND support

The Isle of Wight Council has underlined its commitment to driving up improvements in SEND specialist support on the island, by announcing expansion plans.

Proposals for two new resource provisions for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities will be considered by the council's Cabinet.

The plans, which follow a consultation, include specialist places for:

• 
Up to eight children with complex learning difficulties, with or without additional speech language and communication needs, at Brading Primary School.
• Up to 15 students with social and emotional mental health at Medina College, Newport.

A recent review of specialist places for children and young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) showed that further provision was needed, both at primary and secondary education.


Commenting, Isle of Wight Council’s Cabinet Member for Children's Services, Education and Skills, Councillor Debbie Andre said:

"We want every child to have the support they need to dream big and achieve highly, no matter what challenges they face.

"With now more than 1,210 children and young people on the island with an EHCP, we, as a new administration, are committed to ensuring all children have access to the type of education that best meets their needs.

"This new provision will mean more children and young people having their needs met, providing
high-quality tailored support within mainstream education settings."

PSE December/January 2024

PSE December/January 2024

Northumberland’s climate change resource is empowering the next generation

Dive into our latest edition for December/January. Discover insightful articles on climate change, innovation in nuclear decommissioning, fostering collaboration, and more.

 

Videos...

View all videos
#PSE365: Public Sector Events

Be A Part Of It!

PSE365: Public Sector Virtual Events

PSE has created a full calendar of events to address the most important issues that influence the delivery of public sector services. 

 

Over 365 days you’ll have the opportunity to hear from a range of highly motivating, informative and inspirational speakers. These speakers will equip you with knowledge and unique insight to enable you to overcome the challenges that you face.

 

See our full events calendar and register now! 

Public Sector Executive Podcast

Ep 48. Achieving Net Zero - Cllr Abdul Jabbar - Oldham Council

As central government aims for the UK to be net zero by 2050, councils around the country make plans for how to reduce emissions. This episode’s guest, Oldham’s Councillor Abdul Jabbar outlines the importance of coming together to reduce the nation’s carbon footprint, the benefits of achieving net zero, and how Oldham Council are working to do just that.
 

Touching on the role that the public sector can play in sustainability, Cllr Jabbar said:
 

“I think it’s really important that the public sector gives true leadership in this space. I think something like one third of the carbon emissions in the country come from the public sector, so obviously we’re a big polluter in terms of the emissions.”
 

Councillor Jabbar also spoke about challenges being faced by organisations:
 

“I think the biggest one has been finance. Clearly the local government sector in particular has had its grants cut from central government by a huge amount and that’s had a very big impact in terms of our plans to take forward projects in relation to climate change, so that’s a major issue.”
 

To hear what Cllr Jabbar has to say about the mission to achieve net zero carbon emissions, listen to the latest episode of the Public Sector Executive Podcast.

More articles...

View all