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Funding and specialist school provision

Funding for Inclusion
Our current method of delegating funding to schools is called Funding for Inclusion or FFI.  This is currently under review due to the national funding reform.

Specialist school provision
We work with schools to offer a continuum of inclusive provision through a variety of mainstream, special, resourced and partnership settings.

Specialist Inclusive Learning Centres(SILCS)
All SILCs provide full time education on a special school site as well as part time educational opportunities in mainstream secondary schools, primary schools and children's centre partnerships.  These cater for complex physical care and learning needs within the range of 3-19. One is located in each area of the city with an additional one for severe and complex behaviour and emotional needs.

Resourced provision
These are based in mainstream schools, each one has its own area of specialism, for example; speech, language communication, moderate learning difficulties and severe learning difficulties. Children are fully included in the life of the mainstream school, whilst receiving the specialist interventions they need to address their individual needs.

Partnership provision
Children in partnership provision attend a mainstream school, whilst being on roll at a SILC.  Specialist SILC staff work with children within the mainstream setting to ensure that the individual needs of children are met and they are fully included.

Related documents
Please click on the link below entitled 'Special educational needs statutory assessment processes docs' to view all documents.