How are the academy’s resources/funding allocated and matched to children’s needs?
The SEND budget in the Academy is used in a number of ways to support students with additional needs. A proportion of the budget is spent on staffing, including 4 HLTAs, higher level teaching assistants, and 6 TAs, in class teaching assistants, all of whom support small groups or individuals with additional needs. Additional resources are also purchased, including coloured overlays for dyslexic students, resources to support Read Write Inc., and Catch Up Literacy reading interventions. It is also used to purchase assistive technology such as laptops for students identified as Dyspraxic.
Our budget is also used to fund a Service Level Agreement with the Educational Psychologist and the Speech and Language Team, (SALT).