Toftwood SEMH base

Closed 16 Feb 2024

Opened 8 Jan 2024



On 27th March 2024, Sara Tough, in her role as LA Decision-Maker, made the school organisation determination outlined below:-

From 1 September 2025, To establish a 16 place Social, Emotional and Mental Health Base.


Norfolk County Council would like to hear your views on our proposal for Toftwood Infant School and Toftwood Junior School, Dereham, to establish a 16 place Social Emotional and Mental Health Base, from 1 September 2025.  There will be 8 places for Key Stage 1 children and 8 places for Key Stage 2 children.

We appreciate that children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs can struggle to engage with learning and cope in a classroom without additional strategies and interventions. A Base can support children to overcome their barriers to learning, to be better able to cope and to be re-integrated into a mainstream setting, in which they can achieve their potential. 

The Base will be managed by the Headteacher and governing body of Toftwood Infant and Junior School Federation.

This has been identified in Norfolk’s Local First Inclusion Programme as a priority for development. The places will be allocated through Norfolk County Admissions processes will grow up to full capacity through this admissions process. 

Why your views matter

We would like to hear your views on our proposal.

What happens next

As the local decision maker for school organisation, the Director for Children’s Services reviewed all the comments made during this consultation and decided to proceed to the statutory public notice stage for this proposal.



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