SEND Funding Allocations

  • SEN budgets are delegated to all mainstream schools. This is made up of a percentage of the budget for all pupils plus an allocation specifically for pupils with special educational needs. This delegated funding is provided to ensure that schools can meet the needs of pupils with the most significant needs.


    At Rossmere Primary School, funding is used to: (In general terms)

    • Promote inclusion through specific group/paired/individual provisions using enabling resources and strategies, often alongside and facilitated by the employment of teaching assistants
    • Employ and train a Special Educational Needs Coordinator to liaise with parents, other professionals and outside agencies to meet the needs of our pupils
    • Employ a Learning Support teacher and a Lead teaching assistant to support children with special needs and staff working with those children
    • Provide cover where teaching and support staff attend meetings to ensure their active participation and understanding of the processes involved in matching need and provision
    • Ensure opportunities for staff, parents, pupils and other agencies to liaise regularly
    • ’Buy in’ to specialist services to work with children/and or staff to identify/meet needs or support school in meeting needs e.g. Staff training-Speech and Language Department; Educational Psychology Service
    • Provide training to ensure that quality first teaching is sufficiently differentiated and resourced to ensure pupils are provided for in an inclusive manner at all levels of curriculum delivery
    • Provide resources bespoke to individual programmes, or those which facilitate access for all to ensure equality of opportunity by removing barriers or compensating for any disabling factor which might prevent a child from having the same access to provision as his/her peers
    • Undertake whole school training in delivering and quality assuring SEND provision