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Supporting Children in Kent with Special Educational Needs and Disability

STLS PD and Sensory Services change of address

We're leaving Valence from 1 January 2023

The County Sensory Services and Physical Disability and Complex Medical Needs team are sad to be leaving Valence and returning to the local authority from 1 January 2023.  Over the last two years there has been a review of the specialist teaching and learning services in Kent with a decision reached at cabinet level in March 2022 to take the two county teams back into the KCC management structure.  STLS Sevenoaks will continue to be based at, and employed by, Valence School.  We will really miss the strong and visionary leadership that we have enjoyed under Valence, but  now we have to prepare for change. 

What will this mean for our service users?  Well, apart from a bit of a slow start in the first week of January, we don't anticipate any change in the service we provide to you.  There will be some changes with new e-mail addresses which we should be able to share before the Christmas holidays, and a change of base for the teachers and other team members.  Our role will continue to support the children and young people in Kent to be included and make progress in their educational settings and young lives.

Check back before Christmas for the latest updates.