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High Needs Funding (HNF)

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What is High Needs Funding

HNF is paid for from the national budget allocation for mainstream Rutland schools. It can be accessed for any child without an EHCP attending a mainstream Rutland School. It is also used for supporting Rutland children with an EHCP who are educated in or out of county in mainstream or specialist provisions.

The HNF enables support during key transition points, supporting children and young people to continue on their learning journey’s, enabling them to thrive as they learn, grow and develop life skills.

Schools apply for HNF where they believe a child needs additional support. They will utilise a matrix of need to identify what level of support a child or young person may need which ensures that there is parity across all of Rutland’s schools and that schools are able to use additional funding in creative ways to meet individuals needs.

The funding allocation will be arranged directly with the school and will be bespoke, specific and based on the individual needs of the child or young person and the provisions that they require to meet those needs.

The funding allocation is not included in the EHCP. The funding is not provision. Schools receive additional funding required to deliver the provision in an EHCP. Each year schools are able to request an increase or decrease in the funding they receive based on the fluctuating needs of the child or young person. The level of funding agreed with the school will enable them to deliver the provision in the EHCP.

Who should I contact with any queries?

Please always speak to your child's school in the first instance, however if you need further information, please contact the SEND service at Rutland County Council via:

send@rutland.gov.uk or 01572 758280.