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Funding for pupils with SEN

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Last updated on 3 January 2017
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How are pupils with special educational needs (SEN) funded? We outline the DfE’s guidance on how pupils with SEN are funded. One of our associate experts explains the school’s part in funding education, health and care (EHC) plans. We also cite SEND code of practice guidelines on personal budgets.

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  1. 1 Three elements of funding
  2. 2 The notional SEN budget
  3. 3 Deciding the notional SEN budget: examples from LAs
  4. 4 Funding for pupils with high needs
  5. 5 Assessments for an EHC plan: funding arrangements
  6. 6 Funding provision in EHC plans
  7. 7 Personal budgets

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