Message from the Special Education Trust Board –
Nottinghamshire County Council has got the green light to press ahead with plans to access its share of a new national £215m funding programme.
The Special Provision Capital Grant is to support local authorities to invest in provision for children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and disabilities aged 0-25 years to improve the quality and range of provision available to the local authority. It is intended for the children and young people with education, health and care plans for whom Councils are responsible and will be released over the next three years.
Both locally and nationally the demand for special school places continues to increase. Special Schools and Academies within the County have reached capacity, meaning that more children and young people are being taught in schools much further from their home, sometimes out of county.
We are very keen to gain the views of as many children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities as possible, and their parents/carers. It is also important that we hear from staff working in school settings and those from the broader special educational needs and disabilities sector.
Whilst we welcome this new fund, we are also extremely realistic in what this relatively small amount of capital funding will provide, given that the cost of a brand new special school, for example, would be well over £10 million.
The County Council is asking three broad questions, which we hope will help to shape spending priorities over the next three years. The consultation will run until Wednesday 13 December and can be found on the County Council’s website www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/SENDreview
1 pack = £3
2 packs = £5
Thank you to Emily & Raisa from the Sherwood Group for donating the cards.
We raised a total of £239.17 which will be evenly split between Children in Need and Gems Mission Christmas – Cash For Kids East Midlands.
Ash Lea has been featured in Issue 1 of the Inspiring Leaders Magazine, titled “A Child-Centered Curriculum”. The article starts on page 21.
The pupils at Ash Lea have created some wonderful Christmas cards. You can see photos of them being printed on the Pupil Showcase page.
Thank you again to The Goose at Gamston and all those who were involded.
The even better news is that you now have the chance to help Ash Lea school again as FOALS is now an official cause on the community fund.
Please log into your membership account and click on ‘Choose your next local cause’, search for local causes in your area and select ‘Friends of Ash Lea School (FOALS)’. We have 1 year to raise money via this scheme and it would be amazing if FOALS could get the same figure as the school itself. Please share with all your friends so we can get as much as possible for these amazing children.
- Toys, DVDs and childrens’ books in good condition.
- Handbags, belts, scarves & costume jewellery for an accessories stall (clean and good condition).
- Chocolate for the chocolate tombola.
- Bottles (alcohol and soft drinks) for the bottle tombola.
- Cakes for the cake stall.
You can vote for us in the following Tesco stores
CARLTON HILL NOTT EXP – NG4 1GP
CASTLE BOULEVARD EXP – NG7 1SA
FLETCHER GTE NOTT EXP – NG1 2HL
LONG ROW NOTTING EXP – NG1 6JN
MAID MAR WY NOTT EXP – NG1 6GF
NOTT CANNING CIRC EXP – NG7 3JL
Nottingham Carlton – NG4 1EB
NOTTINGHAM METRO – NG1 3QE
NOTTINGHAM U PARL EXP – NG1 2GB
NOTTINGHM OAKDAL EXP – NG3 7EF
NOTTS RADFORD EXP – NG7 3EA
NOTTS STATION ST EXP – NG2 3AJ
RADCLIFFE ON TRENT EXP – NG12 2FD
SHAKESPEARE NOTT EXP – NG1 4FQ
ALFRETON RD NOTTM EXP – NG7 5NH
To vote, you will need to make a purchase within store of any value. You will receive one token per transaction and it’s not necessary to purchase a carrier bag in order to receive a token.
Thank you for your support.
Friday 17th Nov.
There will be a non-uniform day, the theme is spots.
There will also be a bake sale to raise funds.
Half of the money raised will also go to Cash for Kids East Midlands charity.