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Walthamstow School for Girls Ofsted Outstanding Provider

High Needs Block Funding Final Consultation

Further survey now open with details of two proposed models

The Local Authority (LA) is consulting on a proposal relating to the High Needs Block (HNB) funding for April 2020 onwards. The HNB is the funding provided by the government for the LA to support pupils with SEND, Alternative Provision and a range of SEND (Special Education Needs & Disability) services.

The consultation contains a range of proposals relating to SEND provision, largely concerning:

  • Funding for special schools
  • The level of support allocated to SEND advisory services
  • A new model for supporting Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs)
  • Plans to support pupils who are in need of Alternative Provision (AP)
  • Plans to support pupils who are in need of Schools Resourced Provision (SRP)

The consultation will be in the form of an on-line Survey Monkey, which closes at 09.00 on 9th December.

The full letter from the Strategic Director of Families can be found here.

The Local Authority are also consulting on Alternative Provision. More information can be found here.