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Consultation – Hearing Impairment Special Resource Based Provision

Proposed changes to The Canterbury Academy Trust Campus

We are very pleased to inform you of our exciting plans. In partnership with Kent County Council
(KCC) we would like to establish a Specialist Resourced Provisions (SRP) at The Canterbury
Academy Trust Campus. It is proposed that the SRP will be for 8 students with Hearing Impairment

This consultation to open an SRP for HI at Canterbury Academy is being run in parallel with the
consultation to close the current HI provision at Hartsdown Academy in Margate.
As part of its Trust’s comprehensive and fully inclusive ethos, offering ‘schools for all the talents,’
The Canterbury Academy has been identified by KCC as doing particularly well at supporting pupils
with additional needs and is ideally placed to serve a wider East and South Kent pupil population
who require a place at an SRP for HI. The places will be commissioned by KCC and reviewed each

Hearing Impairment as a primary need is a low incidence need and only 1.3% of all EHCPs have a
primary need of HI. In January 2021 there were 200 EHCPs in Kent for HI (0–25-year-olds) in Kent.
For those students who require additional support to access mainstream school but not a specialist
school place, an SRP place is required and therefore establishing the capacity at Canterbury
Academy will help meet the need and is ideally located to meet the wider need across East and
South Kent.

We hope the following documents will explain in more detail what creating the HI SRP will mean

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Consultation Response Form

Available in Microsoft Word format