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 budget, received from Durham LA, includes money for supporting children with SEND. The Head Teacher decides on the budget for Special Educational Needs in consultation with the school governors, on the basis of needs in the school.
The Head Teacher and the SENCO discuss all the information they have about SEN in the school, including:
the children getting extra support already;
the children needing extra support;
the children who have been identified as not making as much progress as would be expected and decide what resources/training and support is needed.
This is used to support children and young people with SEND by:
All resources/training and support are reviewed regularly and changes made as needed. The school can apply for top-up funding for students with more complex needs, but must first demonstrate how it has spent £6K towards the support of any individual. This information will be detailed in the child’s individual Costed Provision Map.
If a child has complex special educational needs, we could also receive additional funding from the Local Authority to meet the agreed outcomes.
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:
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.