How Localities use the funding
The schools in each locality agree together how to use this top-up funding. They might:
- decide to buy services together (e.g. employ a specialist to work across all schools in the locality)
- divide it up between schools
The localities work together to make sure top-up funding is available to meet the needs of individual pupils. This includes making sure that provision in an EHC plan is in place.
Schools can make requests to their locality for funding to support children both with and without an EHC Plan. Funding decisions can be made:
- at stage one or stage two of the locality processes
- at a locality funding panel
This depends on the arrangements in each locality. All extra funding to support provision in an EHC Plan is applied for this way.