In the summer of 2011, the governors of Pebble Brook School considered a proposal to extend the age range and type of Special Educational Needs provision of the school. The governors read all of the feedback from staff, parents and other interested parties. The majority of this feedback was in favour of the proposals and the governors put forward the proposals to the next stage: a formal consultation for public comment run by Buckinghamshire County Council. This formal consultation is now complete.
The consultation is around widening the provision of places in Pebble Brook School to include pupils with speech and communication difficulties and those higher functioning pupils within the Autistic Spectrum Continuum (ASC) and opening a post-16 unit to offer places for pupils who would like to stay on for a further 2 to 3 years.
Our school has now been officially redesignated to support young people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions and Communication and Interaction Difficulties. The decision also includes the agreement to approve Post-16 provision (FED).
Below is the official wording from Buckinghamshire County Council:-
The Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Education and Skills will take the following decision on or after Tuesday 13 March 2012.
Agreement to Redesignate Pebble Brook School
Reference Number: DLES06.12
Decision To Be Taken: Cabinet Member is recommended to approve the re-designation of Pebble Brook School as a co-educational community day special school specialising in Communication and Interaction Difficulties with effect from 1st April 2012. Cabinet Member is also recommended to approve the addition of post 16 provision and consequent expansion of the school.