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Drug and Alcohol Strategy Consultation
New Directions - End of Learning Evaluation 2017-18
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Your Library Services. Your Say
Proposed Pay & Display
Proposed Bus Lane
Proposed Town Centre Pay & Display – extending hours of operation
Waiting Restriction Review 2017B
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We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We Asked

Are your children with SEND accessing their Early Entitlement and attending for their full entitlement and reasons why this is?

 

 

What support do you feel is needed for your children in Early Years Settings.

You Said

48% were not accessing their Early Entitlement and 25% were not able to access their full time entitlement.

10% were unable to access as the setting said they were unable to meet your child’s needs.

60% of you were not confident in the settings meeting your child’s needs.

10% will not accept your child due to safety needs.

 

 

20% were unable to access your entitlement as additional funding was not available.

More General and specific training for staff 

Additional Funding

More Specialist Early Years Provision

 

 

We Did

We intend to provide additional support, training and advice to support our Early Years Settings so that we are able to support children with SEND to be able to access their Early Year Entitlement for full time in preparation for starting school.

 

 

The Early Years Advisory Service are completing Myth Busting Sessions to remind Early Years Providers of their Legal Requirements to support children with SEN, and advise them of what support is available.

We have sessions booked for more training sessions at the Avenue Centre in October, November and January.

There are bespoke packages that are available to request for additional training, or whole setting training and these training packages can be included in these bespoke packages.

Following completing of the SEND Audits, further training will be planned depending on the outcomes of the Audits.

Training is being provided to all settings about the additional funding that is available to apply for to support children via the inclusion funding that the Government released in April 2017 to increase access and inclusion for children with additional needs in Early Years Settings.

The SEND Strategy is also looking at the provision available for all children with additional needs from aged 0 to 25 and what is available in Reading, with specialist Nursery Settings sitting on the SEND Strategy.

 

We Asked

Consultation asked for views on the Draft Local Plan, which sets out planning policies for Reading up to 2036.

You Said

There were around 150 responses, which commented on all elements of the plan.

We Did

A revised Pre-Submission Draft Local Plan will be subject to consultation starting on 30th November 2017.

We Asked

Over the last couple of years we have spent time trying to tidy up the area as it was overgrown and used for anti-social behaviour. We would like residents ideas on how they would like this area used and be more pleasant (remembering we have a limited budget).

 

You Said

Some ideas from residents were:

  • Remove the railings and rejuvenate the riverbank and use it as a recreational area
  • Flower beds, wild flowers, plants that attract bees
  • A designated dog friendly area (but not exclusively) for dog walkers to meet
  • Children wildlife – bug hotels, nesting boxes, hedgehog houses
  • Information boards on wild birds/swans on the brook

We Did

  • We contacted the residents that responded to the survey and invited them to a meeting on 19 June 2017 to discuss the ideas provided and any new ideas; due to the limited budget we decided on some ‘quick wins’.
  • We managed to get some old tyres, paint & brushes donated to us from local businesses to help with our community project.
  • On 25 September 2017 we had our first planting session – the area had been flailed in preparation. Local residents and conservation volunteers helped to plant some wild flowers into the ground; old painted tyres were also used as planters.
  • In spring next year the area should be full of colourful flowers – a more welcoming area for residents. If the tyres/plants are ‘looked after’ by residents, we would like to build on this work next year and take forward more ideas provided in the survey.