Consultation launched on funding for SEND and those who need AP

News - 07 May 2019

The DfE is aware of concerns about the funding allocated for young people with SEND in England and is looking carefully at how much overall funding will be needed in future years.

The call for evidence is an invitation to consider other aspects of the funding arrangements that:

  • could be changed to help LAs, school, colleges and other providers in their support for children and young people with SEND, those requiring alternative provision and those of at risk of exclusion from school, and 
  • may not be helping us get the most value from the resources available

This is your opportunity to let the DfE know your views on funding and the impact on pupils with SEND, and we strongly encourage you to respond to the consultation. The consultation closes on 31st July.

Find more information and the survey here.

Related resources

  • Graduated approach prompt

    Tool - 30 Aug 2019 Silver AND Gold Member Only

    A useful tool for silver and gold members in the EYFS, primary, secondary and post-16 settings. This resource is designed to help teachers work their way through the graduated approach for those pupils that haven’t necessarily yet been identified with SEN but for whom there are initial concerns.

  • Ofsted Education Inspection Framework

    Information - 29 Aug 2019 Silver AND Gold Member Only

    Available to silver and gold members, this information based resource will be suitable for SENCos and leaders in Early Years settings, Schools and Colleges. The resource can be effectively used as part of the self review and improvement process, key benefits of this resources is to gain a concise overview of the Education Inspection Framework and implications of practice.

  • Pupil Passport

    Tool - 29 Aug 2019 Silver AND Gold Member Only

    Available to silver and gold members, this useful person centred working tool is suitable for those supporting pupils in Early Years, Primary, Secondary and post 16 settings. The resource can be used to outline a pupil’s key strengths, needs and the strategies and key adjustments to teaching that are needed every day. It can provide a useful vehicle for meaningful discussion around learning between the teacher and the pupil, involving them positively in discussing effective approaches to enable better engagement. Working in a person-centred way (across the whole setting), including the use of person-centred tools, is essential for not only populating the passport but also for getting the most from using it.