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How We Secure Specialist Expertise

Our Additional Needs Budget is used to support children and young people with SEN. We also contribute towards our Community of Learning budget to increase our capacity to support our most vulnerable children.

This is used to support children and young people with SEND by:

Our notional budget for SEND has been allocated to provide adults who can undertake specific 1:1 and small group support in areas such as intensive interventions (reading; phonics), improving social and communication skills (Getting Along; LM), and other additional academic or pastoral support.

This support always takes place with the full involvement of both children and parents.

Elements of this funding is also used for the provision of appropriate resources which children with additional learning needs may find beneficial, and training which supports individual or all staff. Staff have recently taken part in Attachment training to support vulnerable children with specific difficulties.

If a child has complex special educational needs, we could also receive additional funding from the Local Authority to meet the agreed outcomes