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A new system for Exceptional Needs Funding in Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire County Council is replacing Exceptional Needs Funding (ENF) with a more effective system for identifying SEND needs and resources.

The new system will be called Top Up (High Needs) Funding for mainstream schools and nurseries.

How will the new Top Up (High Needs) Funding system work?
It will start from 1st September 2020 and the work to get things ready is continuing despite Covid 19. 

Funding - A review highlighted that compared with similar local authorities HCC spent significantly less of its High Needs Block funding on supporting children with complex needs in mainstream education.  Around £4 million pounds of extra funding has been found to implement the new system for this financial year.

Hertfordshire Parent/Carer Involvement (HPCI) has worked closely with HCC to ensure any changes are a positive move. You can read more detail on their website here.

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