By Oliver Thompson
The investment which is part of a wider programme helps ensure that specialist schools are able to meet the needs of children and young people with Special Education Needs and Disabilities locally.
The money provides more flexible accommodation and will support young people to make progress in all areas of the curriculum.
Two new classrooms and breakout space at Ravenshall School in Dewsbury are scheduled to be built. The school caters for pupils with complex needs.
At Newsome High School there are plans to make further improvement to the facilities for the Hearing Impairment and Physical Impairment.
At Honley High School, new rooms are being planned to accommodate specialist provision. The school itself has around 250 students with SEND and the works are estimated at £550,000.
Cllr Carole Pattison, the Cabinet member for Learning, Aspiration and Communities, said:
“We want all of our children and young people to have positive educational experiences and to receive the best possible support. This leads to better outcomes and is vital in helping them to fulfil their potential.
“The council, along with the Kirklees family of schools, does a huge amount of great work in supporting children with SEND, and their families. The aim of this major investment is to ensure that a vulnerable group of people can attend local settings which provide excellent standards of care and facilities.”
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