To consider a report by County Councillor Phyl Davies, Portfolio Holder for Education and Property.
Cabinet considered a new strategy for Special Educational Needs/Additional Learning Needs in Powys. Cabinet was advised that there had been a high level of support for the policy in the consultation with 88% of respondents expressing support. Cabinet welcomed the proposal to add Welsh medium support and provision as a seventh area of transformation following feedback in the consultation.
County Councillor Pete Roberts, the Chair of the Learning and Skills Scrutiny Committee reported that the Committee had a strong degree of confidence in the strategy. The one area where the Committee would like to see further development was in the post 16 – 24 offer and officers had been asked to update the Committee when it had been further developed.
1. To approve the Future of Special Educational Needs/ Additional Learning Needs in Powys Strategy (Appendix D to the report) for implementation from October 2020.
2. That the costs be included in the Financial Resource Model (FRM).