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Strategic Commissioning

On this page you will find information regarding the Strategic Commissioning of Educational Provision.

 

Local Needs

To ensure the appropriate provision of sufficent high quality educational provision for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) it is imperative that commissioners and providers have a full understanding of the needs of our communities.

The pdf icon Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) published in 2020 offers a comprehensive picture of the education, health and social care needs of children and young people with SEND in Wolverhampton. Tthis analysis underpins strategic commissioning decisions and ensures decision makers are provided with robust and timely information.

To support the annual high needs place commissioning process the City of Wolverhampton Council and it's partners produce an annual SEND Sufficency report which offers a snapshot of local provision and a summary of current and anticipated future needs. Recent publications are available below:

Categories of Need

To view the categories of need we utilise please click here.

2018/19 High Needs Places

Local designated provision for pupils with SEND in academic year 2018/19 :

Establishment Provision Type Age Range Needs Places
Aldersley High School

Resource Base

11-16 SLCN 10
Broadmeadow Special School Specialist 2-7 PD, SLD 54
Castlecroft Primary School Resource Base 3-11 VI 6
City of Wolverhampton College Post-16 16-25 Post-16 High Needs 269
Colton Hills Community School Resource Base 11-16 PD 1
East Park Academey Resource Base 3-11 HI 24
Green Park School Specialist 3-19 PMLD 134
Northern House School (Ciity of Wolverhampton)           Specialist 7-16 SLCN, SEMH, PD, MLD 112
Palmers Cross Primary School Resource Base 5-11 SLCN 10
Penn Fields School Specialist 5-19 SLD, SLCN, ASD 160
Penn Hall School Specialist 3-19 PD 80
Smestow School Resource Base 11-16 VI 6
Springdale Primary Resource Base 3-11 SLCN 28
St Matthias School Resource Base  11-16 HI 10
Tettenhall Wood School Specialist 5-19 ASD 99
Westcroft School Specialist 5-19 MLD, SLD 180
Wolverhampton Vocational Training Centre Specialist 16-18 SpLD, VI, HI, SLCN, ASD, SEMH,  MLD, SLD 35
 
 ASD            Autistic Spectrum Disorder
 HI  Hearing Impairment
 PD  Physical Disability
 MLD  Moderate Learning Difficulty
 PMLD  Profound and Multiple Learning Difficuluty
 SEMH  Social, Emotional and Mental Health
 SLCN  Speech, Language and Communication Needs
 SLD  Severe Learning Difficulty
 SpLD  Specific Learning Difficulty
 VI  Visual Impairment

2019/20 High Needs Places

Local designated provision for pupils with SEND in academic year 2019/20:

Establishment Provision Type Age Range Needs Places      
Aldersley High School Resource Base 11-16 SLCN 8
Broadmeadow Special School Specialist 2-7 PD, SLD 53
Castlecroft Primary School Resource Base 3-11 VI 8
City of Wolverhampton College Post-16 16-25 Post-16 High Needs 194
Green Park School Specialist 3-19 SLD, PMLD 144
Northern House School (City of Wolverhampton)           Specialist 7-16 SLCN, SEMH, PD, MLD 120
Palmers Cross Primary School Resource Base 5-11 SLCN 13
Penn Fields School Specialist 5-19 SLD, SLCN, ASD 156
Penn Hall School Specialist 3-19 PD, SLD, PMLD, ASD 100
Smestow School Resource Base 11-16 VI 6
Springdale Primary Resource Base 3-11 SLCN 30
St Matthias School Resource Base                  11-16 HI 8
Tettenhall Wood School Specialist 4-19 ASD 128
Warstones Primary School Resource Base 3-11 HI 12
Westcroft School Specialist 5-19 MLD, SLD 180
Wolverhampton Vocational Training Centre Specialist 16-18 SpLD, VI, HI, SLCN, ASD, SEMH,  MLD, SLD 35
 
 ASD            Autistic Spectrum Disorder
 HI  Hearing Impairment
 PD  Physical Disability
 MLD  Moderate Learning Difficulty
 PMLD  Profound and Multiple Learning Difficuluty
 SEMH  Social, Emotional and Mental Health
 SLCN  Speech, Language and Communication Needs
 SLD  Severe Learning Difficulty
 SpLD  Specific Learning Difficulty
 VI  Visual Impairment

2020/21 High Needs Places

Local designated provision for pupils with SEND in academic year 2020/21:

Establishment Provision Type Age Range Needs Places       
Aldersley High School Resource Base 11-16 SLCN, ASD 20
Bilston Nursery School Resource Base 3-5 High Needs 10
Broadmeadow Special School Specialist 2-7 PD, SLD 54
Bushbury Nursery School Resource Base 3-5 High Needs 6
Castlecroft Primary School Resource Base 3-11 VI 8
City of Wolverhampton College Post-16 16-25 High Needs 177
Green Park School Specialist 3-19 SLD, PMLD 144
Low Hill Nursery Resource Base 3-5 High Needs 10
Northern House School (City of Wolverhampton)           Specialist 7-16 SLCN, SEMH, PD, MLD 120
Palmers Cross Primary School Resource Base 5-11 SLCN 15
Penn Fields School Specialist 5-19 SLD, SLCN, ASD 190
Penn Hall School Specialist 3-19 PD, SLD, PMLD, ASD 103
Smestow School Resource Base 11-16 VI 6
Springdale Primary Resource Base 3-11 SLCN 28
St Matthias School Resource Base                  11-16 HI 12
Tettenhall Wood School Specialist 4-19 ASD 143
Warstones Primary School Resource Base 3-11 HI 14
Westcroft School Specialist 5-19 MLD, SLD 188
Windsor Nursery School Resource Base 3-5 High Needs 10
Wolverhampton Vocational Training Centre Specialist 16-18 SpLD, VI, HI, SLCN, ASD, SEMH,  MLD, SLD 29
 
 ASD            Autistic Spectrum Disorder
 HI  Hearing Impairment
 PD  Physical Disability
 MLD  Moderate Learning Difficulty
 PMLD  Profound and Multiple Learning Difficuluty
 SEMH  Social, Emotional and Mental Health
 SLCN  Speech, Language and Communication Needs
 SLD  Severe Learning Difficulty
 SpLD  Specific Learning Difficulty
 VI  Visual Impairment

2021/22 High Needs Places

Local designated provision for pupils with SEND in academic year 2021/22:

Establishment Provision Type Age Range Needs Places       
Aldersley High School Resource Base 11-16 SLCN, ASD 20
Bilston Nursery School Resource Base 3-5 High Needs 11
Broadmeadow Special School Specialist 2-7 PD, SLD 75
Bushbury Nursery School Resource Base 3-5 High Needs 10
Castlecroft Primary School Resource Base 3-11 VI 8
City of Wolverhampton College Post-16 16-25 High Needs 184
Green Park School Specialist 3-19 SLD, PMLD 145
Low Hill Nursery Resource Base 3-5 High Needs 12
Palmers Cross Primary School Resource Base 5-11 SLCN 16
Penn Fields School Specialist 5-19 SLD, SLCN, ASD 193
Penn Hall School Specialist 3-19 PD, SLD, PMLD, ASD 106
Pine Green Academy Specialist 7-16 SLCN, SEMH, PD, MLD 120
Smestow School Resource Base 11-16 VI 6
Springdale Primary Resource Base 3-11 SLCN 28
St Matthias School Resource Base                  11-16 HI 12
Tettenhall Wood School Specialist 4-19 ASD 142
Warstones Primary School Resource Base 3-11 HI 14
Westcroft School Specialist 5-19 MLD, SLD 188
Windsor Nursery School Resource Base 3-5 High Needs 10
Wolverhampton Vocational Training Centre Specialist 16-18 SpLD, VI, HI, SLCN, ASD, SEMH,  MLD, SLD 45
 
 ASD            Autistic Spectrum Disorder
 HI  Hearing Impairment
 PD  Physical Disability
 MLD  Moderate Learning Difficulty
 PMLD  Profound and Multiple Learning Difficuluty
 SEMH  Social, Emotional and Mental Health
 SLCN  Speech, Language and Communication Needs
 SLD  Severe Learning Difficulty
 SpLD  Specific Learning Difficulty
 VI  Visual Impairment

Special Provision Capital Fund

Central Government has allocated £365 million of capital funding (Special Provision Capital Fund) to help Local Authorities create new school places and improve existing facilities for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. 

The Special Provision Capital Fund has been created to, "...invest in provision for children and young people with SEN and disabilities aged 0 to 25 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 the local authority is responsible." (DfE 2017).  For further information please click here.

Wolverhampton has been allocated £1,966,876 across the period 2018/19 to 2020/21.

The City of Wolverhampton Council has identified investment priorities for this fund; as summarised within the below short plan.

pdf icon Special Provision Capital Fund Short Plan

If you have any queries regarding the Special Provision Capital Fund please do not hesitate to contact Tom Knott, SEND Commssioning Officer using the below details.

 Contact Name  Tom Knott
 Contact Position                SEND Commissioning Officer
 Telephone  01902 551469
 E-mail  tom.knott@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Strategic Policy

Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) to Learn and Achieve

The City of Wolverhampton Council has recently produced a draft policy framework to guide the future development of educational provision for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities in Wolverhampton. 

Widespread consultation was undertaken by City of Wolverhampton Council in Spring 2020 and on 3 June 2020, the Cabinet of the City of Wolverhampton Council considered the outcomes of consultation and approved the High Needs Provision Framework. 

This decision was taken to support the City of Wolverhampton Council to ensure the sufficiency of appropriate provision and to provide a clear and transparent structure to guide the development of the local educational estate.

A copy of the policy document can be accessed below.

 pdf icon High Needs Provision Framework

If you have any queries regarding the strategic policy please do not hesitate to contact Tom Knott, SEND Commissioning Officer using the below details.

 Contact Name

 Tom Knott

 Contact Position              

 SEND Commissioning Officer

 Telephone

 01902 551469

 E-mail

 tom.knott@wolverhampton.gov.uk

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