Proposal to establish a Resource Base at Ilfracombe C of E Junior School
Devon County Council is formally consulting on establishing Resource Base provision at Ilfracombe Church of England Junior School (Local Authority Maintained School) for children and young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs. The provision will be for learners who have an Education and Health Care Plan and placements will be agreed by DCC’s SEN 0-25 Team. Capacity would be for a minimum of 6 learners with capacity to extend to a maximum of 8 learners.
We welcome your views on the proposal, by the closing date of Friday 25 June 2021, to the contact details provided below.
The proposal at Ilfracombe C of E Junior School is part of a Devon wide project to create additional Resource Base provision in Devon Maintained and Academy Schools for learners with Education, Health and Care Plans.
An informal joint consultation has already taken place in collaboration with the Academies shown below. However, as Academy Schools are independent of the Local Authority, they will now each submit a Business Case to the Department for Education and the Regional Schools Commissioner will consider the case and be the decision-maker for the Academy School proposals. The proposals for the Academy Schools are as follows:
Westcliff Academy, Dawlish: a Social, Emotional and Mental Health Resource Base
Great Torrington School: a Social, Emotional and Mental Health Resource Base
Okehampton Primary School: Resource Base for children with Communication and Interaction needs
Whipton Barton Federation, Exeter: Resource Base for children with Communication and Interaction needs
Teignmouth Community School and Nursery: a Nurture unit.
The proposal for Ilfracombe C of E Junior School will be decided on by Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member, following consideration of the consultation, as a Devon County Council Maintained School. Further information is provided in the ‘Full Proposal’ document available under ‘Consultation method’ below.