High Needs Funding

High Needs Funding Online Consultation

We are looking to improve the system for allocating high needs top-up funding to children and young people with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan in Cheshire East. 

A working group established by the Schools Forum has developed a proposed new model, and we would like your views on this proposal.

This consultation began with a number of events in June and July 2019 to share the proposals with different groups and gather their input and feedback on the proposals and potential implementation routes. 

To date, consultation events have been held for: internal local authority staff; parent carers of children and young people with SEND ; head teachers, governors and  SENCOS  from Cheshire East mainstream schools, and other interested groups from across the SEND Partnership (such as health and social care professionals). 

Following the consultation events, an online survey has been designed to gather further input on the proposals. All responses to the online survey must be submitted by 5pm on 11 October 2019. 

All feedback and input gathered through the consultation will contribute directly to future work around high needs funding, including directly impacting whether the proposals will proceed and the design and implementation of any future model. 

For any queries about this consultation, please email SENDpartnerships@cheshireeast.gov.uk