The budget allocation is agreed between our school and the Local Authority at the beginning of each financial year. Detail of how this money is used to support children and young people with SEND is shown below. This is monitored each term by the Governing Body.
The school receives a notional funding allocation per pupil as part of its budget and we are to contribute this money, plus £6,000, to meet the needs of the child. Then 95% of any identified shortfall is allocated to the school by the County in addition to High Needs Funding.
In 2015/16, our notional allocation was £43,291 and a copy of the Budget Plan is attached showing how this has been prioritised for the current financial year. In 2016/17 our notional allocation is £47,846.99 and the provisional costings are attached below.
This is used to support children and young people with SEND by contributing towards the costs of:
- Teaching Assistants to deliver individual and group support and interventions.
- Paying for staff training so that we can best meet the needs of all children.
- Purchasing specialist services.
- Purchasing specific resources to support identified pupils.
Detailed assessments and target tracking are used to monitor and develop priorities to support progress of all pupils.
If a child has complex special educational needs, we could also receive additional funding from the Local Authority to meet the agreed outcomes.
Young people and parents of children who have Education Health Care Plans (EHCP) have the right to request a Personal Budget which may contain elements of education, social care and health funding.
Additional support has also been received through our Community of Learning – CoL 15.
This has been used to:
- Fund a transition support worker
- Speech and Language therapy provision
- Targeted Accelerated Reader
- Additional Educational Psychologist provision
- Provide high quality targeted CPD
A Costed Provision Map will be developed in liaison with the child, young person, parent or carer. An example of a costed provision map can be found here:
A copy of the budget plan is available below.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.