High Needs Funding Consultation


The Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has launched a consultation to seeking views on proposed initial changes to the High Needs National Funding Formula (NFF) as part of a longer term review of the NFF. The local authority is preparing a response and as part of this will run a webinar for school leaders and other interested parties to contribute to it.

We will of course share our proposed response with you all prior to submission. However, it is really important that the ESFA hear directly from education providers. This is an important consultation that is a starting point for reform for SEN and High Needs funding. I would encourage all providers to prepare a response to this consultation. I am of course happy for you to use any information that we provide as part of our response if that helps.


The details of the consultation can be found here: https://consult.education.gov.uk/funding-policy-unit/high-needs-nff-proposed-changes/


Phil Haslett

Head of Education Strategy and Development

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