Decision details

SEND Mainstream Banding

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


RESOLVED that Cabinet note the increase in funding values for pupils with Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP) as contained in the body of this report following on from consultation with stakeholders. Implementation of the adopted new banding value option will commence from November 2022. 

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Council Priorities and Delivery



The proposals and recommendations in this paper are in response to the recommendations in the Appreciative Inquiry, the deficit in the High Needs Block, and Children's Services Transformation Programme. They also form a key component of the Inclusion Strategy.

The revision of the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) mainstream banding descriptors and the adoption of new banding values emphasise the need for BCP Council to provide suitable financial support to mainstream schools to enable them to meet the needs of children and young people with SEND who reside in the local area and are attending BCP mainstream schools. It also supports BCP Council in delivering its commitment and aspiration of BCP being an inclusive place for children and young people with SEND to thrive.


Report author: Rina Mistry, Debbie Cliff

Publication date: 27/10/2022

Date of decision: 26/10/2022

Decided at meeting: 26/10/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 04/11/2022

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