Education bosses have proposed closing two resource bases at St Andrew’s Primary, in Levenshulme, and St John’s Primary, in Longsight. A charity says council plans to cut support for deaf and visually-impaired schoolchildren could impact almost 500 children across the city.
Education bosses hoping to save £410,000 have proposed closing two resource bases at St Andrew’s Primary in Levenshulme and St John’s Primary in Longsight . The move would affect 15 hearing-impaired children who currently receive specialist services at the two centres.
But it is also expected to impact around 90 children who get a weekly visit from a sensory impairment worker. And the National Deaf Children’s Society claims that the proposals could in fact reduce vital support for almost 500 deaf children across Manchester.