These decisions are made in consultation with the class teacher, Special Educational Needs/ Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo) and Headteacher. Parents/carers and, where possible, the child are involved in this process. Decisions are based upon the monitoring of pupil progress and as a result of assessments by outside agencies.
When a child has severe, complex and long-standing needs that require an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) then resource allocation is discussed and planned for in detail at review meetings. This ensures that each child has provision entirely tailored to their specific needs. The Local Authority allocates funding for each child with an EHCP. Within the realms of that budget, how much support and what it 'looks like' for that individual child is discussed and reviewed regularly.
As with all children receiving support in our school, progress against desired outcomes is measured in order to assess the impact of support and to inform planning for future provision.