Consultation on proposed changes to the Specialist Teacher Advisory Service in Hampshire

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Hampshire County Council is holding a consultation to seek the views of service users, and other interested stakeholders on proposals to change its Specialist Teacher Advisory Service (STAS)

The Service is being reviewed to ensure that the Service remains fit for purpose in the future, as well as operating efficiently.

Feedback from the consultation will inform and shape final proposals for a redesign of the Service.

The options in this consultation, if taken forward and agreed, would lead to the services being remodelled and realigned to deliver annual savings of over £300,000, as well as additional savings of around £400,000 through changes in how the service procures and sells services, and through proposal changes that are being consulted on separately with staff. 

The consultation is open from Tuesday 22 January 2019 and closes at 23:59 hours on Saturday 9 March 2019.

Note that responses received after this time will not be included in the findings report.

The findings from this consultation will be presented to Children’s Services Departmental Management Team later in 2019 for consideration when making their decisions about changes to the Service.

Stakeholders and other interested parties are welcome to attend drop-in sessions, where they can ask questions about the proposals in this document. Three drop-in events are planned:

  • Monday 11 February 10-12pm, in the Scantabout Room, Wells Place Centre, Wells Place, Eastleigh, SO50 5LJ
  • Tuesday 12 February 12.30-2.30pm, in the Hurstwood Room at the Havant Public Service Plaza, Civic Centre Road, Havant, PO9 2AX
  • Wednesday 27 February 10-12pm, at the Basingstoke Discovery Centre, Potters Walk, Basingstoke, RG231 7LS

For more information on these sessions please contact stas.service@hants.gov.uk or call: 0300 555 1384*.

How to have your say

Before giving your views, we would respectfully ask you to read the Specialist Teacher Advisory Service consultation information document.

You are invited to give your views on the options for changes to the Specialist Teacher Advisory Service in Hampshire. You can do this by using the online Response Form.

Complete the Response Form to give us your views

The consultation document and response form are also available in easy read form

If you would like printed copies of these documents sent to your address please email Hampshire County Council at stas.service@hants.gov.uk or call 0300 555 1384*

If you wish to send a response by post, this can be addressed to:

The STAS Consultation

Admin Support Officer (Inclusion Commissioning Team)

SEN Administrative Support Team
SEN Service
Children's Services
1st Floor Elizabeth II Court North

The Castle

Winchester

SO23 8UG

You can also email your response directly to Hampshire County Council using the email address stas.service@hants.gov.uk.

The Information Pack and the Response Form are available in other formats such as Easy Read, large print, audio and Braille. To obtain an alternative format, or if you have any queries about this consultation, please email Hampshire County Council at: stas.service@hants.gov.uk, or call: 0300 555 1384*.

* Calls from a landline will be charged at the local rate, although mobile phone charges may vary.

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