**DASH Update Special Edition - Important SEND Funding Workshops**


**Important - SEND Funding Workshops**

The objective of these events:

That the process for accessing SEN funding, including the Devon Assessment Framework (DAF) process and how to read the funding statements, is fully understood

When and Where are the Events?

Wednesday 4 March, 5.00pm - The Pavilion in the Park, Okehampton
(adjacent to Okehampton College)

Wednesday 11 March, 4.00pm - Exeter Racecourse, Haldon, Kennford, Exeter

Wednesday 18 March, 4.00pm - The Tiverton Hotel, Tiverton

Wednesday 25 March, 4.00pm - The Cedars Inn, Barnstaple

(Booking is essential to ensure we can comfortably accommodate everyone)

Who should attend?
Head teachers (for information), Business Managers and SENCO’s (essential)

How long will it last?
Each session will last one and a half hours, to include time for active participation and discussion

The workshop will cover the following topics:

INTRODUCTION – by John Peart, Senior Manager, Education & Learning

DAF PROCESS - presented by Julia Foster and Velda Woodruff of the SEN 0-25 Team
• Understanding what you have to do and when you need to do it
• Understanding what we mean by “additional to and different from”

FINANCE – presented by Karen Powlesland and members of the EAL Finance Team
• Understanding Element 2 and how this is made up
• Understanding Element 3 and clearing up any misconceptions about how this works
• Explaining the differences in funding for Pre-16; Post 16 and Post 19 high needs learners
• Understanding the budget notification
• Understanding the monthly high needs funding statement
• Understanding the monthly IAR schedule

PUTTING IT INTO PRACTICE – led by Julia Foster and Velda Woodruff
• Working through examples to consolidate understanding

THE TRANSFER PROCESS – presented by Julia Foster
• Where we are now and what the plan is