The SEND budget is allocated each financial year. The money is used to provide additional support or resources dependant on individual pupil needs.
It finances staff to support pupils, resources for interventions, outside agency/ specialist support services, training and specialist equipment. Resources are allocated according to pupils’ needs and their barriers to learning. The evaluation of the impact of interventions is reviewed and monitored regularly.
Advice is sought from specialist agencies to ensure that the most appropriate resources are matched to pupil needs.
Where the support required for a child costs more than is allocated in the notional SEND budget, the school can apply for additional funding if it can be proven that a pupil requires more support.