Primary school special needs budgets (FOI)
Primary school special needs budgets (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 18 April 2016.
How much was the special needs budget for each of the states primary school for the last five years.
Please provide a breakdown of how the budget was spent for each of the schools.
What process is in place for deciding how the budget is spent and how this is managed and regulated.
A and B
The response is contained in the table available for download on the following link.
Download a breakdown of primary school special needs budgets (164KB)
Funding is calculated using the school context, the academic profile and attainment in reception year, and the deprivation levels within the vingtaines of the cohort.
It is provided to schools by the Education Department by calendar year. Schools allocate budgets throughout the year in order to respond to changing needs of students.
Where there is overspend shown, funding is taken from existing school budgets.
There is no funding allocation provided to Jersey College for Girls and Victoria College Preparatory Schools.
The Education Department are unable to provide budget spend within each primary school for 2016 as the calendar year has just begun.
Support includes teachers, teaching assistants and SENCOs who support SEN within the school.
Resources include courses and training for teachers and teaching assistants.
Other includes reviews, interventions, assistive technology equipment and Record of Need cover.
Where a dash appears in the data provided, the information is not held, or cannot be accurately deciphered from historical accounts.
The manner in which allocated SEN funding can be spent is outlined in ‘The Entitlement of Pupils in Mainstream Schools: ordinarily available provision for pupils with special educational needs in Jersey schools’ which is available in an accompanying document.
Download the Entitlement of Pupils in Mainstream Schools document (944KB)
All schools are encouraged to self-evaluate their internal SEN provisions using the ‘Jersey Self-Evaluation Tool: SEN / Inclusion’ which is available in an accompanying document.
Download the Jersey Self-Evaluation Tool (272KB)