Thetford Academy SRB

Closed 18 Oct 2022

Opened 20 Sep 2022



Inspiration Trust would like to hear your views on our proposal for Thetford Academy, Croxton Road, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 1LH to add an additional 5 places to our existing 20 place Autistic Spectrum Disorder Specialist Resource Base (ASD SRB) from 1 January 2023. 

We appreciate that young people with autism spectrum disorder, can struggle to engage with learning and cope in a classroom without additional strategies and interventions. Since establishing our ASD Resource Base, we have seen the impact that support can make, to help young people to overcome their barriers to learning, be better able to cope and to be re-integrated into a mainstream setting, in which they can achieve their potential. 

We are very keen to expand  this support at Thetford Academy.  Our Specialist Resource Base has the capacity for an extra 5 places, maintaining an enabling environment for SRB learners in a bespoke accommodation base.  The Base will continue to be managed by the headteacher and governing body of Thetford Academy.

The Base will have a recurrent funding agreement to support an agreed staffing structure for the Specialist Resource Base, including resources, equipment and running costs associated with the Base.

Why your views matter

We would like to hear your views on our proposal.

What happens next

Inspiration Trust will consider all the consultation responses and decide whether to complete a business case and send it to the Regional Department for Education Director for a decision.




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  • Autism