Specialist Autistic Spectrum Disorder unit proposed for Hackney School
Daniel Connal Partnership is delighted to have been appointed by the London Borough of Hackney to provide advice for a new specialist unit catering for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
The government has recently allocated a £365m pot of capital funding (the special provision capital fund) to help local authorities provide new school places and improve existing facilities for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).
In response to this funding and following extensive local consultation the London Borough of Hackney has developed a Capital Plan of Intent, aimed at improving its facilities for children and young people with SEND.
The proposed Specially Resourced Provision (SRP) unit will be at Queensbridge School, a large Victorian building with a modern annexe, which is centrally located in the borough.
The unit will include provision for a therapy space, a small groupwork room to enable one to one working and small group sessions, and a quiet room, as well as staff area, storage facilities, separate accessible toilets for staff and pupils and separate dedicated access.
If our proposals are approved, we hope that works on the new unit will start later this year.
Daniel Connal has previously worked on several projects providing school accommodation for children with special educational needs including the GROW unit at Newland Springs Primary School in Chelmsford. https://www.danielconnal.co.uk/project/newlands-spring-primary-school-chelmsford/ which features a specially designed sensory room.