All schools receive external funding called SEN Notional funding, which should be used to support students who have special educational needs. At King James I academy we use our professional judgement to ensure that the funding has the greatest impact for our SEND students. This would include providing interventions and support to meet individual need, small class sizes where appropriate and beneficial for students with SEND  as well as  broadening the opportunities for our students with SEND. The notional budget for this academic year is £344,317.00

We regularly review the support we provide beyond first quality teaching this to ensure maximum effectiveness, efficiency and impact. We strive to ensure equity, transparency and clarity within the school for the money spent on all learners and their needs.

 If a student at the SEN Support level needs provision which exceeds £6000, this will be clearly shown on an individualised costed provision map. For students with EHC Plans, the provision will also be clearly costed.

It is important, through transition, for parents to make us aware if their child has been in receipt of top up funding or has a costed provision map so that we, at King James I Academy can provide seamless transition and support for their child.