Please state the name, job title and contact details of the person completing this form
|Gill Loman, SEN 0-25 Resource Manager, 01392 383000|
Do you plan on reducing the overall budget allocated for Centrally funded specialist education support services for all children with special educational needs in 2017/18?
Specialist education support services specifically for deaf/hearing impaired children in 2017/18?
Please give details:-
|Due to a reduction of places required in centres as more and more children are being supported in their local schools we are reducing planned places in resources bases to take account for this. This means that the funding for places held centrally is being redirected to schools to follow learners against specified provision.|
Do you plan on reducing the overall number of specialist education staff working with deaf/hearing impaired children in 2017/18?
Please complete the table below giving details of the budgeted spend for specialist education services for deaf/hearing impaired children in 2016/17 and 2017/18.
We have already included the information your authority provided last year and have given a column for you to state if budgeted spend is expected to vary from actual spend. Please use figures for budgeted spend (NOT actual spend) for 2017/18 figures.
|2016/17 budgeted spend||Is your actual spend for 2016/17 likely to vary significantly from this figure? If yes, please explain why|
|If there is a planned reduction since 2016/17, please explain why|
|Net budget (£) (i.e. budget allocation)||£541,000||£519,164||£418,065||Reduction of places required in the centres|
|Gross budget(£) (i.e. budget allocation plus any additional income generated or expected to be generated)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Do the figures above include any budgeted spend on children without a hearing impairment? (e.g. visually impaired children, MSI, other SEN etc.)
If yes, please provide details (e.g. visually impaired children, MSI, other SEN etc.)
Please complete the table below giving details of budgeted staffing levels in the specialist education service for deaf/hearing impaired children in 2016/17 and 2017/18. If any of the posts include a combination of management and service delivery roles or if staff work flexibly across roles, please ensure the approximate time spent on each is accurately divided between rows a), b) and/or c) and expressed as a full time equivalent (fte)We have already included the information your authority provided last year and have given a column for you to update if this changed during the year.
2016/17 number of fte posts
How many of these posts were vacant 2016/17?
How many of these posts were frozen in 2016/17?
|2017/18 number of fte posts||How many of these posts will be vacant in 2017/18?||How many of these posts will be frozen in 2017/18?|
|a) Team management (e.g. team leader, Head of Service etc.)||1.0||0||0||1.0|
|b) Specialist Teachers of the Deaf involved in direct peripatetic service delivery||6.6||0||0||6.6|
|c) Specialist Teachers of the Deaf involved in any specialist or resource provision (units) in mainstream schools centrally funded by the local authority*||3.5||0||0||3.5||1.5 expected mid-year recruitment|
|d) Communication support workers, specialist teaching assistant, any other specialist staff or those working in a similar role to a CSW or a TA *||1.2||0||0||1.2|
e) Other (please give details)
*You may need to ask individual schools for this information
How many resource provisions, bases or specialist units for deaf/hearing impaired children have there been within your local authority area over the last five years?
How many resource provisions, bases or specialist units for deaf/hearing impaired children will you have in Sep 2017 and how will they be funded?
3 bases will be in place with reduced places
1 base (primary) will cease to be taking learners however specialist teacher remains supporting an area of schools
Are there any plans to review the specialist education service for deaf/hearing impaired children in 2017/18?
If yes, please provide details, brief outline and timeline
Specialist Education Services for deaf/hearing impaired is under review due to the reduction in need for specialist centre places due to increased resilience and support in mainstream settings to manage support for those children.
If you would like to provide any further information about education provision for deaf children in your area, please use the box below.