Statement from Henshaws Specialist College
Henshaws Specialist College in Harrogate has confirmed that it has reluctantly suspended attendance for 14 of our 95 students following a review of student safety.
Student numbers have increased in recent years, with 20 new students this year, as the College has developed educational provision to meet the needs of young people with a range of disabilities. This requires a higher number of trained staff to meet the needs of students with profound and multiple learning disabilities. Recruitment for an additional 19 members of staff is currently in process and we hope to have achieved the full number by the New Year.
We have, therefore, taken the hard decision to reduce student numbers temporarily. The families of the students are being supported by Henshaws Specialist College to make alternative arrangements for the students throughout the transition process.
Unfortunately, three of the students will not be able to return to the College because of their individual needs but we hope to welcome the remainder back once the recruitment and training of new staff is complete.
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