SEND Support Provision Plans

The majority of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities can have their needs met within a mainstream school or setting. In Birmingham we want to help schools and settings to demonstrate the support they provide and, where needed, to access the additional resources they need as quickly and easily as possible.

SEND Support Provision Plans (SSPP) are a document developed for use within Birmingham.  They are particularly useful for demonstrating the provision in place for children and young people where the needs are complex and require multi-agency involvement, but where the provision does not require an EHCP in order to support delivery within a mainstream setting. The SSPPs are designed for you to be able to build up a picture of need and provision over time as well as to support effective information sharing across the schools or setting.

SEND Support Provision Plans are also used by the Local Authority as the mechanism by which mainstream settings can apply for additional ‘top up’ funding for pupils who DO NOT have an EHCP. The funding allocated is based upon the number of Support Units deemed necessary to support the school or setting in implementing the provision written in the plan.

As with all applications for enhanced support it will be necessary to show that you have followed a graduated approach, have been co-created with relevant Local Authority SEN Support Services and have the support of your outside agencies in making the funding application.  All cases will be considered at the relevant decision-making group, usually linked to the child or young person’s main area of need.

Parental permission is required for information sharing and applications submitted without this are not able to be considered.

Requests for additional ‘top up’ funding can be submitted at any point in the year but should have been discussed at the school or settings multi-agency planning meeting prior to submission.  Most requests will be considered within two working weeks of submission.

There are no changes to the processes for pupils who have EHCPs. Funding for these pupils will be reviewed as part of the normal assessment and annual review processes.

Requests for funding via an SSPP should be emailed to SSPP@birmingham.gov.uk

Please used the “Guidance” documents below to support the completing of the SSPP

SEND Support Provision Plan  – updated February 2022

SEND Support Provision Plan Guidance – updated February 2022

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SEND-Support-Provision-Plan-Appendix_2

SEND Support Provision Plan – Appendix Three – SEND Support Paper Work