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SEND funded in Nottinghamshire

Funding is being allocated to ensuring that children with special educational needs in Nottingham can benefit from quality education.

Thanks to more than £16 million of investment from the Department for Education, educational places for children with special educational needs and disabilities, as well as alternative provision will be secured.

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Touching on the investment, Cabinet Member for Education and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities at Nottinghamshire County Council, Cllr Sam Smith said:

“I am delighted with this news. Every child deserves access to quality education and support services, and we are committed to making sure that every child in Nottinghamshire can reach their full potential. It is vital that children with additional needs get the support they need, including more specialist places near to where they live. This government investment will directly support the council in delivering more special school places and an education that meets the needs of all children with SEND.”

Funding will be committed over the course of two years and will support Nottinghamshire County Council’s goals of creating an additional 490 SEND and alternative provision school places by 2026. This goal has been set to help address the ever-increasing demand for specialist school places nationwide and is a part of the council’s SEND strategic planning strategy, with that identifying how the council and its education partners will spend funding on local challenges.

This development will now build on work that was carried out between 2021 and 2023, that saw the council utilising more than £5 million to provide almost 100 new specialist educational places.


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