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Stockport residents invited to have their say on aspects of SEND provision

Stockport residents invited to have their say on aspects of SEND provision

This is a reminder that the public consultation on the initial findings of the Dedicated Schools Grant, High Needs Block funding review will close on Friday 4th December 2020.  

This is a reminder that the public consultation on the initial findings of the Dedicated Schools Grant, High Needs Block funding review will close on Friday 4th December 2020.  

There has been a 6-month review undertaken of the spend within the funding – this is the £32 Million that Stockport spends on some aspects of our SEND provision. This is spent on top up funding for children and young people with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs), all places at our specialist schools, resourced units, Pupil Referral Units and external placements (including independent school places) and also funds some of our support services.

The review was undertaken because we needed to:

  • Make sure that the money is spent to achieve the best outcomes for young people
  • Understand where the money is being spent and what we spend it on
  • Make sure we best meet needs with the funding available.

The findings of the review made a number of recommendations in the following areas and the consultation will focus on initial proposals that require public consultation in the following areas:

  • Early help and SEN support
  • Quality assurance and commissioning
  • Specialist settings
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Inclusion and pupil referral units

The review has recommended a five-year change programme to ensure that we build upon the good work we have in Stockport and ensure that we have the best outcomes for our children and young people with SEND going forwards. We are now consulting on the initial proposals.  

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