The Fair Funding proposals were issued yesterday (14 December 2016)

The highlights are that no local authorities will lose high needs funding and some LAs will gain 3% per year over the next two years.

The DfE have also acknowledged concerns that some of us have expressed over the ring fencing of the schools block and have allowed some flexibility.

The schools consultation documents (including illustrative allocations for individual schools) can be found at: https://consult.education.gov.uk/funding-policy-unit/schools-national-funding-formula2

The high needs consultation documents can be found at: https://consult.education.gov.uk/funding-policy-unit/high-needs-funding-reform-2/

If your child has a sensory impairment there may be additional funding for your child, from your local authority, so that s/he is able to fully participate in early years education, such as at the local playgroup or nursery or with a childminder.

Today, (28 January 2016), NatSIP has published a new briefing note on what additional funding may be available from your local authority and how to go about accessing it.

The briefing note can be downloaded pdf here .

(Registration and login is required).

 

The NatSIP funding workstream has published a briefing paper on resource bases and special scools which can be downloaded (once registered and logged on to the website) here: pdf Funding of pupils with SI attending resource bases and special schools (pre-16 provision)

The NatSIP funding workstream has produced a series of Funding Briefings to reflect the content of the Children and Families Act 2014, the SEND Code of Practice and the changes to the Finance Regulations.

These can be accessed in the document library, once logged in to the website.

The funding briefing on Early Years can be downloaded here: pdf Education Funding and Provision for Children with SI in the Early Years

The funding breifing for mainstream schools can be downloaded here: pdf Education Provision and Funding for Pupils with SI in Mainstream Schools

The funding briefing for resource bases and special schools can be downloaded here: pdf Funding of pupils with SI attending resource bases and special schools (pre-16 provision)

Many thanks to Brian Gale and Jamie McMahon of NDCS for leading this work and NatSIP partners for their contributions.