The Inclusion Review and the Special Needs Capital Grant
Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The number of children with special educational needs and/or disabilities, particularly those with complex autism and those with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) conditions, is growing. This has led to a need to review current provision and identify areas where provision needs to be developed to meet need. Over the next three years York has been allocated £590K by the Department for Education through the Special Provision Capital Grant to fund additional provision for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. Various projects, have been identified for the use of this funding to meet existing need.
Resolved: (i) That the progress of the Inclusion Review, and the actions being taken to meet additional need and manage the pressures on the High Needs funding block of the dedicated schools grant, be noted.
(ii) That the progress of the capital plan being developed through the Inclusion Review be noted.
Reason: To confirm that Members are aware of the action already being taken in this area.
(iii) That the capital projects outlined in the report, which form part of the SEND scheme in the Children’s Services approved capital programme, be approved, noting that these will be partly funded from the Department for Education Special Education Provision Capital Grant, with additional resources coming from the basic need grant.
Reason: So that work can be undertaken to develop provision to meet the needs identified by the review.
Report author: Maxine Squire
Publication date: 30/11/2018
Date of decision: 29/11/2018
Decided at meeting: 29/11/2018 - Executive
Effective from: 04/12/2018