Information about funding and resources
How will the school fund the support needed for my child?
The school budget includes money for supporting children with SEND and the Headteacher decides on the SEND budget in consultation with the school governors, on the basis of needs in the school. All of the evidence and research suggests that one of the most effective ways of using funding for SEND is to use it to improve the quality of teaching. We use the funding we have in a variety of ways:
- Helping every class teacher to improve their teaching so that they provide the best learning experiences for children with SEND
- Resources such as the Lexia programme to help children struggling with reading
- High quality small group interventions such as 1st Class@Number
- Our sensory room and so on.
How are decisions made about funding and what can I do if I’m unhappy with this?
The Headteacher and SENDCo discuss all the information they have about SEND in the school, including:
- The children currently getting extra support
- 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 happens after each progress meeting and parent-teacher meeting (termly) so that all of the information about children’s progress and achievement is used to make decisions about funding. All resources, training and support are also reviewed regularly and changes made as needed.