In March 2017, the Department for Education instructed all Local Authorities to review their provision for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities, in order to ensure that there are sufficient good school places to meet the needs of all pupils. The Government has committed capital funding to help local authorities create new school places and improve existing facilities for children and young people with SEN and disabilities, in consultation with parents and providers.
Lincolnshire County Council Children's Services has been working with all special school head teachers and Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum to review their current provision and develop an enhanced model for specialist education in Lincolnshire. The "Building Communities of Specialist Provision for Children and Young People with SEND", was approved by Executive Council in November 2019 and will be implemented over the next 5 years. For more information on the strategy, please visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/sendcommunities
The Department for Education requires all Local Authorities to publish the Special Provision Plan on their local offer. This document sets out the proposed plans for special schools including the number of increased places and will be updated as the project progresses.