The SEND budget is allocated on a needs basis each financial year. The money is used to provide additional support or resources dependent on an individual’s needs. The headteacher, Mrs Carole Hogan, decides on the budget for SEND in consultation with the school governors and Ms Emily Cahill as the school’s SENDco, on the basis of the needs of the children currently in school.
Resources are allocated, including the deployment of staff for individual pupils or groups of pupils, based upon an assessment of needs for each pupil following pupil progress meetings. This will include a discussion on children already receiving extra support, children needing extra support and children who have been identified as not making as much progress as would be expected.
A Teaching Assistant in each class supports the provision of a range of intervention programmes which is inclusive of but not limited to Stockport Early Reading Intervention (SERI) from Early Years to Year 2, as well as targeting children in Key Stage 2 as appropriate. Other available interventions include Better Reading Partnership (BRP), Motivational Maths, Toe by Toe and specific therapies (such as Speech and Language) across the school. Support staff can also deliver individual programmes to support children with Occupational Therapy difficulties after seeing a specialist.
The allocation of our budget is monitored by the governors and the Local Authority. All resources and training and support are reviewed regularly and changes made as needed.