Resource Provision - Consultation
I am delighted to inform you that Noadswood School, in partnership with Hampshire County Council are now at a stage where we can send out the Consultation paperwork regarding our proposed addition to our school, a Resource Provision for students with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs, who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
A Resource Provision (RP) enables students to benefit from accessing the curriculum, teaching and learning and all the social opportunities that are available in a mainstream school, with the addition of a high level of support. With the flexibility of a resource provision, it offers a safe, secure, calm and nurturing environment when a student needs it and a trusted adult available to support. It enables the rules and boundaries of a mainstream school to be applied to all, with the flexibility to support students with needs in a range of different ways.
The Local Authority already have several SEMH resourced Provisions across the County in both Primary and Secondary settings. These provisions offer support for children who have difficulty accessing mainstream education on a full-time basis and require additional support to do so. However, with this additional support students with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs can successfully overcome their difficulties and learn alongside their peers.
Consultation paperwork will be sent to all stakeholders shortly and we invite you to share your thoughts and queries with us and details on how to do this will all be included in the consultation.
Thank you to all
Team Leader of the SEMH Resource Provision
Why do you need to enlarge the school?
Hampshire County Council is committed to expanding successful provision where possible to meet demand. There is an increased and growing need to provide support for students with social, emotional and mental health difficulties in the south of the county. This proposal will provide much needed specialist educational accommodation to meet current and future demand.
Noadswood School is successfully meeting the needs of PD & ASD students and has the site available and leadership expertise to expand to encompass catering for students with a range of social, emotional and mental health difficulties in a safe and secure environment.
What building works will be taking place?
To accommodate the increased number of students, it is proposed to convert the Caretaker house on site and to change the use to an educational setting. The proposed works will include a comprehensive refurbishment of the house to provide a base for the resourced provision and create a safe and secure space for the students.
When will the building works start and how will you ensure the health and safety of students attending the school whilst the works are taking place?
If approved, it is planned that the building works would start on site approximately in May 2021 and be completed for use in September 2021.
Health and safety of students, parents / guardian, staff, contractors, and any visitors on our school site is paramount. The County Council works with construction partners who have significant experience of working on school sites. A detailed health and safety plan will be drawn up with the school.
What will be the impact on students at Noadswood School?
To accommodate the increased number of students, it is proposed to convert the Caretaker house near the entrance to the school site and to change the use to an educational setting. If approved, a full Health and Safety Risk Assessment will be carried out to outline all the finite details. Therefore, we anticipate minimal impact on the current or future students of Noadswood School.
Please click on the link below for the consultation document (click here):