This consultation is now closed.


Valley Invicta Academy Trust (VIAT), with support from Kent County Council (KCC) and the school’s Local Governing Body is proposing to change the designation of the existing Specialist Resource Provision (SRP) at Valley Invicta Primary School at Leybourne Chase from Social Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH) to ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder).

This is being proposed because both KCC and VIAT have found that the local need for placements for ASD is greater than for SEMH.  KCC have identified that ASD is the fastest growing need type, and that, as a result, there is a greater need for ASD provisions. KCC have therefore requested that VIAT continue to extend and build on the existing expertise and provisions that we already have within the Trust to meet the local need for pupils with ASD.

Have your say

If you wish to comment on this proposal, please return a response form by midday on 10 February 2020, by handing it in at the school office or emailing your views to

An information drop-in session will be held at the Valley Invicta Primary School at Leybourne Chase, Derby Drive, West Malling ME19 5FF, on Thursday 16 January 2020 from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.



  • Opened
    13 Jan 2020 at 09:00
  • Closed
    10 Feb 2020 at 23:59


Consulting Organisation Type
  • School, college or university
Consulting Organisation Name Valley Invicta Academy Trust
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation
  • Tonbridge & Malling
Consultation Topic
  • General interest
  • Children and families
  • Schools, education and learning
Consultation Methods
  • Other survey / questionnaire / forms
  • Open responses (e.g. letters and email)
  • Public meeting
Contact Details

Valley Invicta Primary School at Leybourne Chase, Derby Drive, West Malling ME19 5FF