15 Finance

The budget allocation is agreed between our school and the Local Authority at the beginning of each financial year; this is called the notional SEND budget. The local authority funds schools to support their SEND provision. Each individual school receives their own SEND funding from the local authority. The college identifies specific provision to use this fund and the impact is monitored and reviewed by the College.

At Greenfield Community College, A Specialist arts and Science school we use our professional judgement to ensure that the funding is distributed to have the greatest impact on our SEND students. We regularly review this at school level to ensure maximum effectiveness and efficiency. This is monitored each term by the Governing Body.

If a child has complex special educational needs, we could also receive additional funding from the Local Authority to meet the agreed outcomes.