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***(UK) N. Somerset SEND funds "do not match demand"

Mar 4, 2019, North Somerset Times: Improvements to special education needs funding approved https://www.northsomersettimes.co.uk/news/education/improvements-to-special-education-needs-funding-agreed-1-5915955 The amount spent on children with SEND is increasing and the funds available do not match demand. The current top-up funding (TUF) arrangements, which determine how much extra support pupils need in schools – have been in place for six years. However, an increasing number of pupils with complex needs are managed in mainstream schools. … A North Somerset Council spokesman said: “To respond to these changes we reviewed our arrangements to look at how to make the best possible use of the limited resources we have available…. There are 3,783 SEND pupils in North Somerset, with 493 of them receiving top-up funding in mainstream schools. …