The perception is incorrect as the number of EHCPs are in fact increasing and are all funded.
Continue to work on the areas explained within the consultation document, also supporting early identification and solutions. Timeliness is key in reducing anxiety and step escalation. Looking at what we can control Special school places Independent brokerage / contracting Earlier identification
The 0.5% requested for 2019-20 will go back into the Schools Block for 2020-21. It is only allowed to be transferred for one year. Any further need will have to come back to schools and schools forum through consultation for 2020-21 funding
The current funding pressures do not account for the additional savings identified. Therefore, if they are realised they will reduce the overall pressures on the High Needs Block not increase them.
Yes, the only source of funding is DSG into the High Need Block. There is also AEN within the school funding.
The 0.5% requested for 2019-20 will go back into the Schools Block for 2020-21. It is only allowed to be transferred for one year. Any further need will have to come back to schools and schools forum through consultation for 2020-21 funding.
Yes, to afford the Minimum Funding Level which benefits 53 schools, can only be implemented by applying a negative Minimum Funding Guarantee, which results in up to 300 schools having a reduction in funding to enable 53 schools to gain funding.
Devon, as members of the f40 and through direct lobbying of our local MPs raises this concern and continued pressure at every opportunity at regional or national level, as well as with the Department.
Absolutely not. The £1m was agreed at DEF as part of the 2017-18 year end discussions in March this year to accommodate the potential growth across growing schools within Devon. As part of the Funding Consultation process we agreed that in light of the possible additional funding through the new formulaic approach of the DfE Continue reading →
The £33 per pupil moved from the Schools Block to High Needs Block in 2017/18 – the year prior to the implementation of the National Funding Formula (NFF). The authority had a 2-year plan to bring the High Needs Block back into a balanced budget. There was never an intention to revert this funding after Continue reading →