The budget allocation is agreed at the beginning of each financial year. We ensure that all children who have Special Educational needs are met to the best of the school’s ability with the funds available. Details of how this money is used to support children and young people with SEND is shown below. This is monitored each year by the Governing Body.
At Whitemoor Academy we have a notional SEN budget, which changes over the year according to the children within our school. This budget is used to support children and young people with SEND.
- We have a number of Teaching Assistants who are partly funded from the SEN budget and deliver programmes or interventions designed to meet groups of children’s needs.
- The budget is allocated on a needs basis. The children who have the most complex needs are given targeted support.
- All children, no matter what their needs are, receive daily Quality First Teaching. At Whitemoor, we aim to keep children with SEND part of their whole class therefore support is often given in the form of a Teaching Assistant working alongside the children and teacher. Interventions are carried out throughout the day at times when the children do not miss their whole class teaching.
- If a child has complex special educational needs, we could also receive additional funding from the Local Authority to meet the agreed outcomes.