Statement from Guy Chappell
Alternative education for children unable to attend school due to medical or health needs
The Special Partnership Trust has notified Cornwall Council of its withdrawal from the tender process for the provision of alternative education for children unable to attend school due to medical or health needs.
This has been a difficult decision for us, as the Trust would have delivered this service at the highest level. Our priority is always on improving the learning opportunities for pupils in our care, and this relies on partnership working and collaboration. In our view, it is clear from the reaction of the incumbent provider that this would have been challenging, if not impossible.
Although we are disappointed, we feel this is the right decision, as we continue to focus our energy on ensuring the best possible outcomes for the pupils across Cornwall.
As the procurement process is ongoing, it would be inappropriate for the Trust to provide further comment at this stage.