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Additional Learning Needs (ALN) provisions

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The Bishop of Llandaff Church in Wales High School and Whitchurch High School have agreed to progress to the next stage and you can view their legal staturory notices​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window following a public consultation on proposed changes to additional learning needs provision.

The notices are live from 30 June 2022 and allow a period of 28 days for full objections to the proposals up to and including 27 July 2022.

Community Schools​​


On 10 March 2022 the Cabinet agreed for the Council to progress to the next stage and issue legal Statutory Notices following a public consultation on proposed changes to Additional Learning Needs Provision.  

The notices for proposed changes to Meadowbank Special School, Marlborough Primary School and Springwood Primary School are live from 8 June 2022
and allow a period of 28 days for formal objections to the proposals up to and including 5 July 2022. 
​View details of the notices

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 44 of the School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013 and the School Organisation Code, that Cardiff Council (herein after “the Authority”), having consulted such persons as appeared to them to be appropriate, propose to alter Meadowbank Special School, Colwill Road, Gabalfa, Cardiff, CF14 2QQ by:

  • ​Increasing the designated number of Meadowbank Special School from 40 to 98.


It is proposed to implement the proposal from September 2022.

The school is currently maintained by Cardiff Council.

The Authority undertook a period of consultation before deciding to publish this proposal.  A consultation report containing a summary of the issues raised by consultees and the Authority’s responses and the views of Estyn is available to view at:


The current pupil capacity of the school is 40. The current number of pupils at the school is 48.

The proposed capacity once the proposal is implemented will be 98. 

The school will continue to provide places for learners with speech and language and communication needs and complex learning needs aged 4 to 11.  

Children are taught in mixed classes and the numbers per age group may vary however the overall number would not exceed 98.

There are no plans to change the Council’s policy on the admission of children to schools as a result of these proposals.

Admissions to the school are managed by the local authority and subject to a statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) or Individual Development Plan (IDP) as appropriate.

Any arrangements for the transport of pupils will be made in accordance with the Authority’s existing policies on school transport.

Within a period of 28 days of the date of publication of these proposals, that is to say by 5 July 2022, any person may object to these proposals.  

Objections should be sent to the Director of Education and Lifelong Learning, Cardiff Council, County Hall, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff CF10 4UW.

Objections may also be sent to the Director of Education and Lifelong Learning, Cardiff Council using the following email address: SchoolResponses@cardiff.gov.uk

Please note that any such objection must contain the full name and postal address of the objector.

The Authority will publish a summary of any such objections made (and not withdrawn in writing) within the objection period, together with their observations thereon, before the end of 7 days beginning with the day the proposal is determined.

Dated this 8 day of June 2022

Signed:  Davina Fiore
Director of Legal, Governance and Monitoring Officer
For Cardiff Council 


Explanatory note​​


(This does not form part of the Notice but is intended to explain its general meanings)

Meadowbank School is a special school located at Colwill Road in Llandaff North. The school admits pupils from across the authority.

The school is designated for up to 40 places for pupils aged 4 -11 with speech and language and communication needs and complex learning needs.

To meet increasing demand for special school places for learners with complex learning needs it is proposed to increase the designated number of Meadowbank Special School from 40 to 98 from September 2022.

The number of pupils at the school is 48 with the additional children being accommodated within the existing accommodation.

It is proposed that works would be undertaken to provide new accommodation and facilities and adaptation of the existing accommodation, to facilitate the growth of the school.  This would allow for up to 98 children to be accommodated.

In addition to the proposed increase in designated places at Meadowbank Special School, additional places for pupils with complex learning needs and autism spectrum condition have been proposed for a number of schools within the local authority. 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with Section 42 of the School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013 and the School Organisation Code, that Cardiff Council (herein after “the Authority”), having consulted such persons as appeared to them to be appropriate, propose to alter Marlborough Primary School, Blenheim Road, Roath, Cardiff, CF23 5BU by:
  • Increasing the designated number of the Specialist Resource Base for children with severe and complex learning needs at Marlborough Primary School from 20 to 30 places.


It is proposed to implement the proposal from September 2022.

The school is currently maintained by Cardiff Council.

The Authority undertook a period of consultation before deciding to publish this proposal.  A consultation report containing a summary of the issues raised by consultees and the Authority’s responses and the views of Estyn is available to view at:


The current school capacity is 420 places for children aged 4-11. There are 64 nursery places. The current number of pupils at the school is 443 (including children attending the Specialist Resource Base) (4 – 11) and 62 (nursery aged).

There are 20 places at the Specialist Resource Base. The current number of pupils at the resource base is 28.

There are no plans to change the Council’s policy on the admission of children to schools as a result of these proposals.

Admissions to the specialist resource base are managed by the local authority and subject to a statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) or Individual Development Plan (IDP) as appropriate.

Admissions to the specialist resource base would be separate to admission to the main school and would be in addition to the Published Admission Number (PAN)

Any arrangements for the transport of pupils will be made in accordance with the Authority’s existing policies on school transport.

Within a period of 28 days of the date of publication of these proposals, that is to say by 05 July 2022, any person may object to these proposals.  

Objections should be sent to the Director of Education and Lifelong Learning, Cardiff Council, County Hall, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff CF10 4UW.

Objections may also be sent to the Director of Education and Lifelong Learning, Cardiff Council using the following e-mail address: SchoolResponses@cardiff.gov.uk

Please note that any such objection must contain the full name and postal address of the objector.

The Authority will publish a summary of any such objections made (and not withdrawn in writing) within the objection period, together with their observations thereon, before the end of 7 days beginning with the day the proposal is determined.

Dated this 08 day of June 2022

Signed:  Davina Fiore
Director of Legal, Governance and Monitoring Officer
For Cardiff Council 


Explanatory note​​​


(This does not form part of the Notice but is intended to explain its general meanings)

To meet the demand for Specialist Resource Base places for learners aged 4 to 11 with Autism Spectrum Condition it is proposed to increase the designated number at the Marlborough Primary School Specialist Resource Base from 20 to 30 spaces from September 2022. 

Works have been undertaken to adapt existing accommodation within the school to increase the capacity of the resource base and to provide a sensory room.

In addition to the proposed increase in designated places at the specialist resource base for children with severe and complex learning needs at Marlborough Primary School, further places for pupils with complex learning needs and autism spectrum condition have been proposed for a number of schools within the local authority.  


Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 42 of the School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013 and the School Organisation Code, that Cardiff Council (herein after “the Authority”), having consulted such persons as appeared to them to be appropriate, propose to alter Springwood Primary School, Pennsylvania, Llanedeyrn, Cardiff, CF23 9LS by:

  • Increasing the designated number of the Specialist Resource Base for children with Autism Spectrum Condition at Springwood Primary School from 20 to 28 places.

It is proposed to implement the proposal from September 2022.

The school is currently maintained by Cardiff Council.

The Authority undertook a period of consultation before deciding to publish this proposal.  A consultation report containing a summary of the issues raised by consultees and the Authority’s responses and the views of Estyn on the proposed changes is available to view at:


The current school capacity is 420 places for children aged 4 to 11. There are 48 nursery places. The current number of pupils at the school is 231 (4 – 11) and 28 (nursery aged).

There are 20 places at the Specialist Resource Base. The current number of pupils at the resource base is 28.

There are no plans to change the Council’s policy on the admission of children to schools as a result of these proposals.

Admissions to the specialist resource base are managed by the local authority and subject to a statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) or Individual Development Plan (IDP) as appropriate.

Admissions to the specialist resource base would be separate to admission to the main school and would be in addition to the Published Admission Number (PAN)

Any arrangements for the transport of pupils will be made in accordance with the Authority’s existing policies on school transport.


Within a period of 28 days of the date of publication of these proposals, that is to say by 5 July 2022, any person may object to these proposals.  

Objections should be sent to the Director of Education and Lifelong Learning, Cardiff Council, County Hall, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff CF10 4UW.

Objections may also be sent to the Director of Education and Lifelong Learning, Cardiff Council using the following e-mail address: SchoolResponses@cardiff.gov.uk

Please note that any such objection must contain the full name and postal address of the objector.

The Authority will publish a summary of any such objections made (and not withdrawn in writing) within the objection period, together with their observations thereon, before the end of 7 days beginning with the day the proposal is determined.

Dated this 8 day of June 2022

Signed:  Davina Fiore
Director of Legal, Governance and Monitoring Officer
For Cardiff Council 



Explanatory Note​


(This does not form part of the Notice but is intended to explain its general meanings)

To meet the demand for Specialist Resource Base places for learners aged 4 to 11 with Autism Spectrum Condition it is proposed to increase the designated number at the Springwood Primary School Specialist Resource Base from 20 to 28 spaces from September 2022. 

Works have been undertaken to improve and adapt existing accommodation within the school.

In addition to the proposed increase in designated places at the specialist resource base for children with Autism Spectrum Condition at Springwood Primary School, further places for pupils with complex learning needs and autism spectrum condition have been proposed for a number of schools within the local authority.  


Objections should be sent to the Director of Education and Lifelong Learning, Cardiff Council, County Hall, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff CF10 4UW. 

Objections may also be sent to the Director of Education and Lifelong Learning, Cardiff Council by emailing SchoolResponses@cardiff.gov.uk ​

Please note that any such objection sent by e-mail must contain the full name and postal address of the objections.

Previous Notices​​​

 
Changes to ALN provisions were also proposed for:

  • Court Special School
  • Moorland Primary School
  • Eastern High
  • Cardiff West
  • Complex Learning Needs and Autism Spectrum Condition​​








The objection period was 6 May to 2 June​.

Any objections sent after this time will not be considered.


Find details of the statutory notices to expand the Court Special School​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window and to establish a Specialist Resource Base at Moorland Primary School​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window​​​​​​

Proposal​

To meet the demand for primary age specialist provision it is proposed to:

  • ​​​​Increase the capacity of The Court Special School from 42 to 72 places.  The school would transfer to new build accommodation across two sites at Fairwater Primary School and the current St Mellons, CiW Primary School site in Llanrumney with 36 pupils on each site from September 2025
  • Establish a 20 place Specialist Resource Base (SRB) for primary aged children with Complex Learning Needs at Moorland Primary School from September 2022​



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Consultations

You can download a copy of the consultation document detailing the proposed changes.



As part of the consultation, we organised online meetings where the changes we are proposing were explained. 

​​Consultation
​Date and Time
​​Venue
​Public Meeting
​Thursday 9 December 2021 5pm
​Microsoft Teams meeting
​Drop in sessions
​On request by email
​​Microsoft Teams meeting
If you have any queries or would like a hard copy of the consultation document sent directly to you please contact us.

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​​​​Cardiff Council is consulting on changes to provide high quality places for learners with emotional health and wellbeing needs aged 11 - 19

Find details of the statutory notices to establish Specialist Resource Bases at Eastern High Link​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window and Cardiff West​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window


Proposal

To meet the increasing demand for special school places for learners with emotional health and wellbeing needs it is proposed to:

  • Increase the capacity of Greenhill School from 64 to 160 places
  • Transfer Greenhill school to new build accommodation across two sites at the Dutch Garden Centre site, Maes Y Bryn Road (near to M4 J30) and Ty Glas Road in Llanishen, with 80 pupils on each site from September 2025.





To meet the demand for specialist resource base places for learners aged 11 – 19 with emotional and wellbeing needs it is proposed to:

  • Establish a 20 place Specialist Resource Base at Cardiff West Community High School from September 2022
  • Establish a 20 place Specialist Resource Base at Eastern High from September 2022 


Details

You can download a copy of the consultation document detailing the proposed changes








As part of the consultation, we organised online meetings where the changes we are proposing were explained. 

Consultation sessions​
Consultation
Date and Time
Venue
Online Public Meeting 

Thursday 12 January 2022

5:30pm


Online via Microsoft Teams 
Online Drop-in sessions
On request by e-mailing: schoolresponses@cardiff.gov.uk

Online via Microsoft Teams



If you have any queries or would like a hard copy of the consultation document sent directly to you, please contact us.


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​​​​​​The Council is proposing to increase the number of Additional Learning Needs places at a range of special schools, primary schools and secondary schools from September 2022. 

There are notices available to read for each school proposal.










What was proposed





To meet the increasing demand for special school places and specialist resource base places for learners aged 3 – 19 with complex learning needs and Autism Spectrum Condition, the Council proposed increasing the number of Additional Learning Needs places at a range of special schools, primary schools and secondary schools from September 2022

Consultations




​You can download a copy of the consultation doc​uments detailing the proposed changes








As part of the consultation, we organised online meetings that could be attended where the changes we are proposing will be explained. Residents had the opportunity to ask questions as part of these sessions. 


Consultation sessions
Consultation
Date and Time
Venue
Online Public Meeting 

​Wednesday 19 January 2022
5:30pm​
Online via Microsoft Teams 
Online Drop-in sessions
On request by e-mailing: schoolresponses@cardiff.gov.uk

Online via Microsoft Teams​


Please email schoolresponses@cardiff.gov.uk​  if you have any queries or would like a hard copy of the consultation document sent directly to you.

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