How is extra support allocated and how do children move between levels of support?
The school budget, received from the Education Funding Agency, includes money for supporting children with SEND and the Headteacher (in consultation with the school governors) decides on the budget for SEN based on the needs of the children currently in school.
The Headteacher and the Inclusion Coordinator will then discuss all the information they have about SEND in the school and decide what resources / training and support is needed, all of which are reviewed regularly, and changes made as needed.
Where a child has severe, complex, and long-standing needs that require an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP), resource allocation is discussed and planned for in detail at Annual Review meetings. The Local Authority allocate funding for each child with an EHCP and within that budget, we will discuss and review regularly what that support looks like for the individual child.