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.
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 top-up funding indicated in child’s or young person’s CRISP profile.
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 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. Each request will be considered as soon as possible following 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 SENDBusinessSupport@birmingham.gov.uk
Please used the “Guidance” documents below to support the completing of the SSPP