Special Educational Needs Funding

Schools and other education providers in Cheshire East receive funding to support pupils with special educational needs through their delegated budget. This enables them to provide the SEN Support  stage of the graduated response. An overview of funding for SEND in educational provision (PDF, 153KB) is available.

It is up to each school/provider to decide how to spend their allocation for special educational needs. Some schools may choose to fund extra teaching or non-teaching staff to support pupils with special educational needs and/or use this funding to provide interventions and resources. Others may pay for additional time for the school’s special educational needs coordinator (SENCO) to work with pupils. This funding will also cover the school’s duties around the provision of specialist equipment and aids.

There is an additional allocation of funding for children and young people with the most complex needs who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan. This will be monitored through the EHC Plan at annual review meetings.

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