This consultation has now closed.
We are asking for views on our proposals to reform the way in which education providers are funded for delivering high needs support to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).
The requirement to improve our high needs funding systems is an objective within the 2017-20 SEND Strategy for Suffolk.
The proposal is to establish a fairer, more transparent and easily understood set of high needs funding policies. Funding is not being reduced, the consultation is to determine the fairest way to use the budget we have.
The proposals have been drawn up working with the Schools’ Forum High Needs Funding group. The group which has members from across a range of providers, has worked hard over the last six months to ensure that the proposals put forward acknowledge and respond to the needs of providers.
As the views of parents are an important part of this process, we are currently working with SPCN and SENDIASS to put together a consultation document specifically for families to explain the proposals. This will be available early in the new year. We will provide more information about how you can be involved in this consultation then.
The proposals set out are designed to simplify the existing funding banding systems in operation in Suffolk into a single, universal banding system which is inclusive of all children and young people aged 0 to 25 so that a better understanding of that child or young person’s needs can be gained.
The proposals put forward a set of reforms that will allow providers to better understand the thresholds between bands and offer some example strategies to support these.
It is proposed to have nine bands running from A (for those requiring no additional support) to I (for very vulnerable CYP requiring highly significant specialist support and bespoke provision packages usually unavailable from within the local offer).
To find out more about these proposals and the bandings, please read the consultation document (PDF, 351KB).
Have your say
To get involved with the consultation you can get in touch online or by post.
We would recommend that you read the consultation booklet (PDF, 351KB) before you provide your feedback, as this provides full details about the proposals.
The online survey ended on 9 February 2018.
If you prefer to receive a paper copy of the survey you can either:
- call 01473 264821
- email Barbara.Barraclough@suffolk.gov.uk
Telephone: 0345 603 1842
Suffolk County Council
Council and democracy
- The council and its committees
- Councillors and elected representatives
- Budget, Council tax and finance
- Our aims and transformation programmes
- Council directorates and senior officers
- How the council works
- Open Data Suffolk
- Consultations, petitions and elections
- Lieutenancy and honours
- Borough, district, parish and town councils
- Suffolk Public Sector Leaders group
- Devolution for East Anglia
- Council news
- Suffolk County Council and the exit from the European Union (Brexit)
Consultations, petitions and elections
- A tough call to make on the 2019/2020 budget
- Abbots Green Academy pre-application planning consultation
- Consultation on admissions to schools in Suffolk for the 2019/2020 school year
- Babergh Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) consultation
- Bosmere Community Primary School pre-application planning consultation
- Bramford CE Voluntary Controlled Primary School
- Bramford Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School pre-application planning consultation
- Claydon Primary School pre-application planning consultation
- Draft post-16 travel policy 2018/2019 consultation
- Forest Heath Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) consultation
- Future of the former Peasenhall Primary School site consultation
- Have your say on the future of the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service
- Have your say on services for children with speech, language and communication needs
- Help to shape Suffolk’s Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) future
- High needs funding consultation
- High needs funding consultation 2018
- Highfield Nursery pre-application planning consultation
- Lakenheath new primary school pre-application planning consultation
- Learning Disability Services in Suffolk
- Lindbergh Road, Ipswich, New SEMH School pre-application planning consultation
- Local Citizens Advice (CAB) consultation
- Lowestoft Record Office consultation
- Mid Suffolk Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) consultation
- Minerals and Waste Local Plan
- Nacton Road, Landseer Road and Rands Way, Ipswich consultation
- Otley Primary School pre-application planning consultation
- Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2018 consultation
- Sixth form at King Edward VI CEVC Upper School, Bury St Edmunds
- Proposed enlargement of premises at Barrow Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
- Raising the Bar Strategy 2018-20 consultation
- Relocation of Puffin Crossing at The Street, Great Barton consultation
- Residents Survey 2016 results
- Resident parking scheme consultation for Stoke Bridge area of Ipswich
- St Edmundsbury Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) consultation
- School and post-16 travel consultation
- SEND Sufficiency Plan consultation
- Sir Robert Hitcham's CEVAP School, Framlingham pre-application planning consultation
- Suffolk Coastal Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) consultation
- Suffolk County Council budget consultation 2018/2019
- Suffolk’s Energy Gateway (SEGWay) consultation
- Suffolk’s Parking Management Strategy consultation
- The building of a pre-school at St Mary's RCP School, Lowestoft
- The building of a pre-school at Ilketshall St Lawrence Primary School
- The relocation and expansion of a pre-school at Exning Primary School
- Thurston Church of England Primary Academy pre-application planning consultation
- Trading Standards draft enforcement policy consultation
- Waveney Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) consultation
- Whitehouse Community Primary School pre-application planning consultation
- Consultation on Chilton Woods
- Stowupland High School pre-application planning consultation