Solihull Council has launched a consultation document looking at:
Proposals to create Additionally Resourced Centres to cater for pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorder
A pilot Social Emotional Mental Heath Assessment Unit incorporating an outreach service providing support for traveller children
The consultation document can be read here: 180116_consultation_document_ final
What is being proposed?
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Solihull Council is consulting on proposals to create specialist provision for pupils diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). These additionally resourced centres (ARC) will be bespoke provision located at mainstream schools.
Four schools have been identified as preferred locations and the Council is currently carrying out feasibility work at each school to assess whether additional accommodation would be required at the school and a timescale for possible opening. The four schools currently undergoing feasibility are:-
- Alderbrook Secondary School
- Dickens Heath Primary School
- Langley Primary School
- Windy Arbor Primary School.
Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH)
In addition to the ASD ARC’s the Council is exploring with Yew Tree Primary School a proposal to create a pilot Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) assessment centre incorporating an outreach service providing support for traveller children. This proposal is being considered alongside developments being led by the SEMH Team within the Solihull Inclusion Support Service (SISS).
Fuller details can be found on the consultation document.
Dickens Heath Primary School is within my ward and many pupils from Blythe ward attend the excellent Alderbrook School (where my three off springs attended).
The consultation response form can be accessed via this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SXDG9VY
Please respond to this important consultation, whether you live in my ward or not.