1million for exceptional needs in mainstream

12th March 2011

  • Sheffield City Council has allocated an extra £1m to pilot a new way of funding support for pupils with exceptional needs in mainstream schools.

    The extra funding will be devolved to 5-10 “families of schools” (each family consists of a secondary school and its feeder primary schools and nurseries). The schools in each family will need to agree which pupils should benefit, and how they should be supported. The intention is to target pupils who, without this additional support, might otherwise transfer into special schools or IRs, or be at risk of being excluded.

    Expressions of interest have been sought from all of Sheffield’s 27 families of schools. So far 11 families have submitted their interest…