Consultation on the criteria and arrangements for Top-up-Funding for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Why we are consulting

This consultation seeks opinions on the proposed implementation of the Top up Funding (TUF) review. The consultation document proposes changes to the process and criteria for assessing the need for funding, alongside the levels of funding to be made available to schools.

TUF arrangements were the subject of an independent review during 2019. Changes are required to the way in which TUF works to mitigate the substantial and continuing increases in demand, and to ensure that appropriate support is available to whichever children and young people need it. More medium-term additional measures are planned through the review of Specialist and Alternative Provision.

Consultation document

Equality Impact Assessment

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Timeline

  • Opened
    13 Dec 2019 at 09:00
  • Closed
    12 Jan 2020 at 23:59
  • Response to be published
    12 Feb 2020

Details

Organisational Information

Contact Name Wendy Packer
Job title Education Inclusion Service Leader and Virtual School Head Teacher
Contact Email sen.team@n-somerset.gov.uk
Contact Telephone 01275 885157

Project Information

Aim of this consultation To seek opinion on the proposed implementation of the Top up Funding (TUF) review. The consultation seeks to make changes to the the process and criteria for assessing the need for funding, alongside the levels of funding to be made available to schools.
Close Date 12 Jan 2020 23:59
Consultation Topic
  • Community - neighbourhoods, equalities, youth offending and registrar
  • Education - schools and adult learning
  • Social care - families, addictions, adoption and domestic abuse
Context for this consultation TUF arrangements were the subject of an independent review during 2019. Changes are required to the way in which TUF works to mitigate the substantial and continuing increases in demand, and to ensure that appropriate support is available to whichever children and young people need it. More medium-term additional measures are planned through the review of Specialist and Alternative Provision.