Proposed Spend of the £421,000 Special Capital Fund

Closed 15 Feb 2019

Opened 18 Jan 2019

Overview

Local authorities must ensure there are sufficient good school places for all pupils, including those with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and disabilities. In March 2017, the Government committed £215 million of capital funding to help local authorities create new school places and improve existing facilities for children and young people with SEN and disabilities, in consultation with parents and providers. In May 2018, the Department for Education announced a £50 million increase to this fund to local authorities, taking the total investment in this fund to £265 million. This capital funding is not ring-fenced and local authorities can use it as they see fit to improve special provision for children and young people with education, health and care plans (EHCP). The funding can be invested in mainstream schools and academies, special units, special schools and academies, early years settings, and further education colleges, or to make other provision for children and young people aged from 0 to 25.

East Sussex County Council has been allocated a further £421,000 of Special Provision Capital Fund, in addition to the £1.8 million allocated to us last year. The funding is for the period 2018 – 2021.

Last year we consulted with parents/carers, providers and other key stakeholders about how we should spend the £1.8 million funding. We are consulting again about how we should spend the further allocation of £421,000.


 

Why We Are Consulting

East Sussex County Council has been allocated a further £421,000 of Special Provision Capital Fund, in addition to the £1.8million allocated to us last year.  The funding is for the period 2018-2021.

Last year we consulted with parents/carers, providers and other key stakeholders about how we should spend the £1.8million funding.  We are consulting again about how we should spend the further allocation of £421,000.

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Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Children and young people
  • Disability
  • Learning disability or difficulty
  • Finances and spending plans
  • Support for parents, carers and young people