Special Educational Needs

Education written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Adrian Bailey Adrian Bailey Chair, Business, Innovation and Skills Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what modelling the Education Funding Agency has undertaken on the effect on (a) students aged 16 and over and (b) providers of education of changes in the funding system proposed in the document Support and Aspiration: A New Approach to Special Educational Needs and Disability; and if he will publish such modelling.

Photo of Sarah Teather Sarah Teather The Minister of State, Department for Education

holding answer 26 June 2012

In planning for the proposed funding reforms for high needs pupils and students, and in preparation for their implementation from the start of 2013-14, the Education Funding Agency and other areas of the Department for Education have worked together closely to consider the impact of these changes. In relation to provision for students aged 16 and over, extensive modelling has been carried out by the EFA at local authority, provider and learner levels. The modelling that officials have carried out has been used to provide advice to Ministers and inform the Government's decisions about funding reform. The Government does not intend to publish this modelling. The Government, has, however provided a number of illustrative examples showing how the new arrangements will work for individual pupils and different types of providers. These were published as part of ‘School funding reform: Next steps towards a fairer system’.

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