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EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life 1 SEN Delegation Update May 2005.

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1 EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life 1 SEN Delegation Update May 2005

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3 3 Central Budget: SEN (03-04) ItemAmount (£) Mid year transfer support (move in)144,000 Enhanced packages656,000 Additional support for pupils in units191,000 Post 16 statements333,000 Other LEA statements281,000 Music therapy/Speech therapy 49,000 Band 10 support in special schools101,000 Income from OLEAs-831,000 Underspend-89,000 TOTAL:1,188,000

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6 6 SEN Delegation: hour plus costs delegated £150,000 Mid Year transfer budget £265,000 Top up [for schools with statement costs greater than delegated budget] One third formula funding (rest historic costs) Formula factors: Prior Attainment (two thirds) and Disadvantage (one third) 4 year plan to move to full formula funding

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9 9 Membership of the Formula Review Group Tony Crompton, Headteacher, Blaby Stokes Primary (retired) Adrienne Holland, Headteacher, The Grove, Melton Jill McLaughlan, Headteacher, Westfield Infants School Bob Morley, Headteacher, Barrow Hall Orchard Carole Jackson, Headteacher, Limehurst High (retired) Pat Young, Headteacher, Newbridge High Chris Hunt, Vice Principal, Lutterworth Grammar Steve Welton, Headteacher, Birkett House (withdrawn) Phil DMello, Education Finance Service Chris Bristow, SENA Charlie Palmer, SEO David Scott, Christine Cassell, Assistant Directors of Education

10 EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life 10 What are we trying to do? Support gainers who have lacked resources under the old funding system Protect losers where statement costs exceed delegated budget Help schools think about SEN provision strategically as a whole school issue

11 EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life 11 Issues Raised During Spring Summer 2004: Formula Review Group Claw back between schools for statemented pupils moving from one to another Revision of criteria for statutory assessment/statement/provision before statement Inclusion of ATH on statements Revision ATH hours Review of monitoring arrangements Physically adapted schools attracting more statemented pupils Dovecote primary who may get 20 travellers- some with statements- with say, 10 hours- but big total overall Pupils with PD and high support needs- eg two carers, and schools with several pupils with nursing needs (eg catheterisation, creaming for eczema) Pupils who have sudden medical conditions eg epilepsy, RTA, Brain tumour Particular position of High schools loosing large amounts of money- is the pattern of gains losses different for them that primaries and colleges- some Highs never hit additional funding criteria City fringe schools and additional funding Case studies of longer term budgets for SEN to show changes beyond those in the budget figures Transitional funding support 05-06: full or 60% (funding ends 06) Provision for ASD in schools that have developed a specialism Concerns about delegation from the Leics Autistic Society Including Social Deprivation elements in school budgets in Notional Budgets for SEN

12 EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life 12 Formula Review Group: Action Agreed Use of most up to date Index of Multiple Deprivation data at super output area level, rather than ward level. Use of enhanced resource packages to support pupils with statements for physical difficulties attending out of catchment specially adapted schools. Establish a fund in the Traveller Education Service to target support for schools with particularly needy Traveller children, within the limits of available resources. Extend the use of Move In Transitional Support to pupils with sudden onset difficulties. Update of historic cost information (the actual costs of statemented pupils in each school for the financial year 05-06).

13 EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life 13 Formula Review Group: Recommendations for Schools Forum Proposal to use £140,000 of transition support grant from DfES to protect schools with delegated budgets less than the costs of statemented pupils. Move to increase the proportion of formula funding in while transition support is available, within the limits of the available transition support.

14 EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life 14 Formula Review Group: Issues for Consultation Move to increase the proportion of formula funding in future years only when transition support is available, to ensure that schools do not have statement costs exceeding available budgets. Proposal to seek continuation of protection arrangements with Schools Forum in future years. Proposal to move to full formula funding by as agreed last year within the limits of the protection described in 2 & 3. Proposal to limit transition support to 85% of statement costs to take account of grouped arrangements for SEN support in schools. Issue of County schools with high number of city pupils, seeking passported funding for city pupils with statements- proposal not to make special arrangements. Proposal to continue not to hold a central budget for schools reporting mid year budget pressures Proposal to end the automatic specification of Additional teacher Hours on statements.

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16 EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life 16 Schools with City Pupils with Statements Are city statements are funded at a higher level than county statements? Do city pupils have a higher AWPU? Do we have to take City pupils with statements? Do the city treat their own statemented pupils the same? Do schools get all the money the county gets? Do we passport city funding direct to schools No- they are the same from this year Yes- but we cant recoup this Yes- law says we cant treat them differently to our own Not quite- dont go over PAN- but are working on it Yes- all goes into mainstream statement budget No- top up rules apply

17 EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life 17 City Schools with statements Top up Rules Work out statement costs for year Check calcs with schools Top up if costs greater than delegated budget Move in support for high cost statements arriving at non standard transfer times Passporting Have argued against direct funding city statements because: Adds additional bureaucracy Works against principles of delegation- planning overall budget Top up rules protect schools

18 EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life 18 SEN Delegation: £12.9m delegated to schools £154k Mid Year transfer budget £140k Top up [for schools with statement costs greater than delegated budget] 45% formula funding (rest historic costs of statements) Formula factors: Prior Attainment (two thirds) and Disadvantage (one third) Plan to move to full formula funding by providing losers can be protected

19 EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life 19 Further Work Early involvement of receiving schools with pre-school pupils with SEN Review of criteria for placement Issues for 06-07: Low fliers with statements Inclusion/dual placement support Calculation of top up- allowance for grouped arrangements Top up arrangements and a central budget for schools in difficulty with SEN costs

20 EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life 20 Notional Budget for SEN Includes: –4% AWPU –£7.19 (approx) per pupil SENCO release –Delegated budget for statements –Top up (for schools with statement costs exceeding delegated budget) Additional Budgets: –Unit provision (primary) –Learning Support units (secondary) –Social Inclusion budget (secondary)

21 EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life 21 Forecast Out turn for 04 / 05 1, TOTAL Special Units Secondary Primary TOTAL (£000s) No. Move in** (£000s) No. Standard (£000s) No. EPs* (£000s) * Enhanced Packages ** Mid Year Transfer Support

22 EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life 22 Forecast Out turn for 04 / 05 (ii) Microtech £82,000 SEN Equipment £77,000 Expenditure on out county mainstream placements = £552,000 (114 pupils) Expenditure on out county special school placements = £6,583,000 (376 pupils)

23 EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life 23 Mid Year Transfer Support (Move In) Who is eligible? 1.Non statemented pupils who have had a major change in their health needs 2.Pupils requiring additional support, who are looked after by another East Midlands LA but attend a Leicestershire school


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