There is still time to have your say on some of the ways education is funded within Somerset Council! The consultation focuses on three areas, and we need your help:
- Funding for early years settings, which includes day nurseries, pre-schools and nursery schools.
- Early help services that help children and families when they have problems, aiming to prevent the situation from getting worse.
- Funding that helps children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) from their early years to age 25.
The consultation can be found at: https://somersetcouncil.citizenspace.com/childrens-services/education-funding
A number of ideas on how these services can be improved have been suggested in the consultation. The Council is asking everyone to share their opinions on these options. If any proposals to change SEND funding are accepted, there will be a further consultation and piloting before anything changes for all schools and pupils.
The consultation runs until 10 November and the results will be published once they have been analysed.