Tim Coulson
The Essex Context
Strategy for Children and Young People with
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
2014 - 2019
The Essex Context
‘Vision for Essex 2013 -17’ sets out ECC Cabinet’s overarching vision and priorities for the
next four y...
The context continued

• SEND Strategy is a key pillar of the Lifelong
Learning Strategy
• Part of a suite of strategies s...
What data tells us
Essex has approximately 35,500 children and young people identified as
having SEND (17% of the school p...
What data tells us
Type:

• Moderate learning difficulty remains the highest identified
primary need of SEND pupils (33% i...
The gap in achievement
Essex averages
(2012/13)
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EYFSP
% GLD

•

National averages
(2012/13)

SEN
12

Non SEN
56

Gap...
The gap in achievement
Essex averages
(2012/13)
•

•

KS2
% level 4+:
Reading
Writing
Maths
RWM

•

National averages
(201...
The financial context
From 1st April 2013 the Government changed the way in
which all schools, including academies are fun...
Financial context continued
As a result of the Government funding
reform, mainstream schools now receive funding for
pupil...
Funding for SEN
From April 2013 the County Council delegates to mainstream schools the first £6,000
of support for all pup...
Funding for SEN continued
• For further information please refer to the DFE
website pages on the School Funding Reform.
• ...
Developing the strategy

• Working in partnership Simon Nurser (FACE)
• Developing the strategy Annemarie Blackshaw (ECC)
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  •  In addition this SEND Strategy forms a key pillar of the Lifelong Learning Strategy which, alongside the Economic Growth Strategy, the Essex Crime and Disorder Reduction Strategy, and the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy forms a suite of strategies that demonstrate Essex County Council’s commitment to delivering upon its corporate vision and priorities with key stakeholders and residents.
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  •  From April 2013 the County Council delegates to mainstream schools the first £6,000 of support for all pupils with special educational needs from the Schools Block through its normal funding formula. This is in addition to the basic Key Stage funding (estimated to be around £4,000) allocated per pupil.  Mainstream schools are required to fund the first £6,000 of provision identified for each child with a statement of special educational needs that is over and above what a school would reasonably be expected to meet from their Key Stage funding. Any additional cost over £6,000 is provided to the school by the County Council from the High Needs Block. Where the child is not resident in Essex, any top-up funding is provided by the home authority.  All mainstream schools including academies are expected to use their delegated budget to deliver high quality outcomes for all children including those with Special Educational Needs or Disability. Special schools including special academies are funded at £10,000 per pupil place from the High Needs Block: top up funding is paid according to the child’s needs.
  •  Handover to the 2 representatives from the SEND Advisory Board. “ The next 2 presentations are made by representatives of the SEND Advisory Board and will focus on working in partnership and developing the strategy “.
  • Tim coulson send strategy launch

    1. 1. Tim Coulson The Essex Context
    2. 2. Strategy for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities 2014 - 2019
    3. 3. The Essex Context ‘Vision for Essex 2013 -17’ sets out ECC Cabinet’s overarching vision and priorities for the next four years and will inform the development of a revised corporate strategy. This SEND Strategy’s vision and priorities are clearly in keeping with the corporate priorities identified, these overarching ECC priorities are as follows:-
    4. 4. The context continued • SEND Strategy is a key pillar of the Lifelong Learning Strategy • Part of a suite of strategies setting out corporate vision and priorities
    5. 5. What data tells us Essex has approximately 35,500 children and young people identified as having SEND (17% of the school population). The vast majority are in mainstream schools. Approximately 2120 pupils attend Essex special schools (17), 2200 attend places in commissioned provision, with just over 400 pupils placed in ‘out of county’ schools and in alternative provision and approximately 650 in Essex PRUs. Characteristics: • Nearly 7,000 pupils have a statement. This is 3.3% of the school population, above the national average of 2.8%. • In 2012 there were 1020 new statements issued (higher than any other LA) • The percentage of statemented pupils placed in mainstream schools has reduced over the last 2 years from 80.3% to 65.3%. • Essex has lower proportions of pupils on School Action compared to similar LAs; pupils on School Action Plus are in line with national averages.
    6. 6. What data tells us Type: • Moderate learning difficulty remains the highest identified primary need of SEND pupils (33% in primary / 33.5% in secondary and 30% in special schools). • Increasing pupils with ASD and BESD in line with national averages. • High proportion of pupils with severe learning difficulties in special schools.
    7. 7. The gap in achievement Essex averages (2012/13) • • EYFSP % GLD • National averages (2012/13) SEN 12 Non SEN 56 Gap 44 % level 2+: Reading Writing Maths % GLD • KS1 SEN 56 45 67 Non SEN 97 94 98 Gap 41 49 31 EYFSP SEN 14 Non SEN 56 Gap 42 SEN 58 49 67 Non SEN 96 94 97 Gap 38 45 30 KS1 % level 2+: Reading Writing Maths
    8. 8. The gap in achievement Essex averages (2012/13) • • KS2 % level 4+: Reading Writing Maths RWM • National averages (2012/13) SEN 54 39 51 27 Non SEN 94 94 93 87 Gap 40 55 42 60 % 5+ A*-C inc E&M SEN 18.3 Non SEN 68.2 % level 4+: Reading Writing Maths RWM • KS4 (2011/12 results) Gap 49.9 KS2 SEN 58 46 56 35 Non SEN 94 95 94 88 Gap 36 49 38 53 KS4 (2011/12 results) • % 5+ A*-C inc E&M SEN 22.5 Non SEN 69.4 Gap 47.0
    9. 9. The financial context From 1st April 2013 the Government changed the way in which all schools, including academies are funded for SEN provision. The intention of this funding reform was to: • achieve maximum delegation of funding to schools. • simplify the way local authorities and the Education Funding Agency (EFA) fund schools and academies so that it is more consistent and better focused on the needs of pupils. • create greater consistency between local funding formulae (possibly as a prelude to the introduction of a national funding formula for all schools).
    10. 10. Financial context continued As a result of the Government funding reform, mainstream schools now receive funding for pupils with special and additional educational needs from two sources. • The majority of funding is delegated to schools from the Schools Block ( £790m) • With ‘top up’ funding for individual pupils with high level, low incidence SEN provided via the High Needs block. (£112m)
    11. 11. Funding for SEN From April 2013 the County Council delegates to mainstream schools the first £6,000 of support for all pupils with special educational needs from the Schools Block through its normal funding formula. This is in addition to the basic Key Stage funding (estimated to be around £4,000) allocated per pupil. £10K; • £4K AWPU core funding for all pupils including those with SEN on a per pupil basis. • £6K notional SEN delegated budget All mainstream schools including academies are expected to use their delegated budget to deliver high quality outcomes for all children including those with Special Educational Needs or Disability Mainstream schools are required to fund the first £6,000 of provision identified for each child with a statement of special educational needs that is over and above what a school would reasonably be expected to meet from their Key Stage funding. Any additional cost over £10K (£4K + £6K) is provided to the school by the County Council from the High Needs Block.
    12. 12. Funding for SEN continued • For further information please refer to the DFE website pages on the School Funding Reform. • http://www.education.gov.uk/aboutdfe/executi veagencies/efa/fundingallocations/a00215225 /school-funding-reform
    13. 13. Developing the strategy • Working in partnership Simon Nurser (FACE) • Developing the strategy Annemarie Blackshaw (ECC)

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