Decision details

High Needs Students Eligibility Policy

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To agree the criteria for funding students with Special Educational Needs, who are classified as High Needs Students, by the department for Education, attending further education and post 16 courses. (Following funding arrangements being transferred from Education Funding Agency to the Local Authority from April 2013).  The eligibility policy will clarify how students will be supported and ensure services are delivered within budget.


(i)         that the High Needs Students Eligibility Policy for the education and training needs for post 16 high needs students be approved and published on the Council’s website;

(ii)        that the approach underpinning the policy, namely that each learner should have their education and training needs met in local, cost effective local provision wherever possible based on the needs identified in the learning difficulty assessment, be endorsed.

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Sara Williams, Operational Director, Early Help and Education Email: Tel: 020 8937 3510.

Report author: Sara Williams

Publication date: 11/12/2013

Date of decision: 09/12/2013

Decided at meeting: 09/12/2013 - Executive

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