Building Communities of Specialist Provision for

Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Lincolnshire







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Strategy Summary (key points)


Lincolnshire County Council's Children's Services has been working with all special school head teachers and Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum to develop a new strategy for special education in Lincolnshire. The Building Communities of Specialist Provision Strategy is the result of this work and we believe it will address many of the challenges pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families face when trying to access the right education, in the right place at the right time.


For parents and carers, we recognise some of the challenges you may have had to deal with.


It is important to recognise that our special schools offer an extremely high quality of education to all their pupils, but if your child arrives at school tired and stressed after an unnecessarily long journey, their ability to learn will be compromised.

If they arrive home after a long journey, tired and stressed, it will have an impact on your family time. If your child has to attend a specialist residential school, your family relationships may be impacted.


We want to see things improve for your child and family and we believe this strategy can make this happen.


The Building Communities of Specialist Provision Strategy will:


Please do not worry. No child will be forced to change school if you do not want them to. However, with only 30% of pupils with SEND currently attending their nearest school, we want your child to have the chance to attend a school in your local community, if you would like them too.


This strategy proposes to make significant changes to our existing special schools: