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(UK) Lancashire: $210M more for SPED from Dept of Ed

DEC 21, 2021, GAZETTE: Lancashire schools to receive nearly £1.2 million in government funding in 2022/23 https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/education/lancashire-schools-to-receive-nearly-ps12-million-in-government-funding-in-202223-3502246

NW England The Department of Education has recently revealed its forecast allocations for school funding to local authorities for 2022/23, and Lancashire schools are set to receive £1,115,737 [$1.3M], 128 overall, more than they received in previous years.

This 2022/23 dedication schools grant (DSG) allocation includes £869,940,171 for mainstream schools, £158,303,915 [$210M] for the special educational needs block and £80,654,601 for early years education. …

"Even after this increase, school funding will still not be returned to 2015-16 levels and as a result of the Government’s devastating cuts we have the largest primary class sizes this century and the largest secondary class sizes since records began in 1978….

These funding boosts will support schools and high needs provision with the costs of the Health and Social Care Levy, to pay an increased employer’s National Insurance contribution in the next financial year, as well as other cost pressures.   …

“This additional investment will also help to improve support for pupils with special educational needs, helping to ensure all young people can thrive and succeed.”  

Nationally the core schools budget for 2022-23 is rising by £4bn, including a boost of £1.6bn in funding from the Spending Review 2021, which gives every local authority above-inflation increases of at least 4.7 per cent per cent (in cash terms) for mainstream school funding.   …