The school funding formula is generated to include financial provision to specifically support pupil’s individual special needs.
The budget allocation is agreed between our school and the Local Authority at the beginning of each financial year. This is monitored each term by the Governing Body.
At Sunnybrow Primary School, we spend our SEND budget on:
*Funding additional support from Teaching Assistants who support children in class and deliver targeted interventions
*Buy-in services such as Educational Psychology, advisory teacher guidance from the Local Authority Cognition and Learning team and ASD team
*Purchase any resources required to support pupil progress and development.
This funding is prioritised to tailor make learning to ensure small steps of progress are continually made by all SEN learners.
The notional budget for this year (2016-2017) was £59,000. For the academic year 2017-2018, the notional budget is £61,716.45. We will continue to update this section with expenditure after each meeting of the Governing Body Finance committee.
SEND expenditure from September 2016:
Throughout the academic year 2016-2017, we have spent the following from the SEND notional budget
- £161.72 spent on general and specific SEND resources
- £65.94 purchasing Spellzone programme
- £1800 spent on referring children to the Cognition and Learning Team and the ASD team at Durham County Council
- £______ for an Educational Psychologist service level agreement with Durham County Council
At Sunnybrow Primary school, for those pupils with High Needs, Costed Provision Maps are created with detailed evidence of supporting resources provided in school. This builds a portfolio of the progress each child makes and additional funding and financial support can be applied for from the Local Authority.
Detailed assessments and target tracking ensure that all learners achieve and make progress at Sunnybrow Primary School.
If you have any questions about your SEND requirements please contact the school and we will try our best to help you.