The news that Delamere Special School in Flixton has been awarded half a million pounds of government funding for a new hydrotherapy pool has been welcomed by local Conservatives. The scheme is subject to Planning approval and will be paid for by the Department for Education’s Special Educational Needs capital funding.
Hydrotherapy is a form of Physiotherapy where specific exercises are carried out in a purpose-built warm pool and the plan for the school is to replace the existing and outdated hydrotherapy pool facilities with a new modern pool for the benefit of the students. It is widely accepted that Hydrotherapy can help children and adults with special needs, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Pervasive Development Disorders (PDD), emotional issues and even language development delays.
Welcoming the government funding, Cllr. Sean Anstee, Shadow Executive Member at Trafford Council for Children’s Social Care said “This government funding is fantastic news for both the school and Trafford children. This ‘Outstanding’ OFSTED rated school is a real asset to Flixton and the wider community and Conservatives are delighted that the school has secured this much needed funding for a new pool.”
“Nationally, Conservatives are boosting school funding by £14 billion over the next three years, so that every child can get a good education. Conservatives are lifting per pupil funding to a minimum of £5,000 for secondary school pupils next year and £4,000 for primary school pupils by 2021-22 – a real terms increase of 7.4 per cent in per pupil funding. Conservative are also increasing Special Educational Needs and Disability funding by £780 million next year. This additional funding again demonstrates the Conservative’s commitment to ensuring all children get the best start in life.”