How are the school resources allocated to SEND?

The school budget, received from Devon LA, includes money for supporting children with SEND through differentiated teaching, classroom support, intervention groups, some 1 to 1 support and involvement from outside agencies. Pupils will be allocated resources based on their individual needs. Support for pupils with the highest level of need will be outlined in an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan. For those children with lower levels of need, information from parents, other professionals and school staff (via the Right For Children process) will be used to plan that support which can be paid for within the school’s budget. The school may need to apply to the Local Authority for additional funding, although there is no guarantee that additional funding will be allocated.

  • The Head Teacher decides on the deployment of resources for SEND, which is monitored by the school governors.

  • The Head Teacher and the SENDCo discuss all the information they have about SEND in the school, including:

    • Those children already receiving extra support.

    • Those children who have been identified as needing extra support.

    • Those children who have been identified as not making as much progress as would be expected.

From this information, decisions are made about what resources/training and support is needed.

  • The school identifies the needs of SEND pupils on a provision map. This records all the support given within school and is reviewed regularly. Changes are made as necessary, so that the needs of children are met and resources are deployed as effectively as possible.