The school budget, received from Plymouth LA, includes money for supporting children with SEND. The Head Teacher decides on the deployment of resources for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, in consultation with the school governors on the basis of needs in the school. The Head Teacher and the SENCO discuss all of the recorded information about SEND in the school, including the children receiving extra support already, the children needing extra support, the children who have been identified as not making as much progress as would be expected.
From this information, it is decided what resources/training and support is needed. The school identifies the needs of SEND pupils on a provision map. This identifies all support given within school and is reviewed regularly and changes made as needed, so that the needs of children are met, and resources are deployed as effectively as possible.
The Senior Leadership Team (SLT), including the SENCo and Head Teacher, regularly evaluate the effectiveness of the provision for children with SEND, using the progress data recorded in the school tracking system.