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Question 10

How is support allocated to children and how do they move between the different levels of support in school?

 

Sir John Lillie Primary School receives funding from the Education Funding Agency and/or the local authority. These funds include money to support the learning of children with SEN and/or disabilities.


The Head Teacher, in consultation with the school Governors, decides how the budget allocated by the Local Authority for SEN provision is spent, on the basis of the needs of the children in the school. 


The Head teacher and the SENCo discuss what provision is required, effectiveness of the school’s current interventions and provisions and prioritise an action plan, which may include additional or alternative interventions, staff training and equipment needs.


Unfortunately, the budget does not always cover the cost of all interventions required so the school needs to prioritise.  


The interventions and resources for children with special educational needs are identified through careful monitoring of progress, to ensure we offer value for money. 


This process is reviewed regularly to ensure the best possible intervention is provided to those children who require additional support to learn.