Decision details

High Needs

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Having considered all of the information, including known proposals, alternative options and reasons for the recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and




Cabinet is recommended to:


1.    Approve the Joint Strategy for Children and Young People with Additional Needs, including Special Educational Needs (SEND).

2.    Agree the strategic approach to high needs set out in para 3.2.

3.    Apply the Education Risk Reserve (£500,000) to invest in the development of ‘hubs’ in the primary sector.

4.    Agree to prioritise £200,000 p.a. funding for Restorative Practice from the 2019/20 High Needs budget with a full evaluation to be carried out jointly with the Schools Forum after the first year.

5.    Agree the principles outlined for the Specialist Commissioning Strategy and Post 16 SEND Strategy and authorise the Director of Education, in consultation with the Lead Cabinet member for Economy Skills and Growth, to consult on the strategies upon completion.

Publication date: 30/01/2019

Date of decision: 30/01/2019

Decided at meeting: 30/01/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 07/02/2019

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