I have drafted a response to the LA’s consultation, which can be found here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/100699997/Consultation-Questionnaire-2012. I hope this draft is useful for schools, and I hope that some of the arguments made in this draft can be incorporated into readers’ responses.
In particular, I would urge schools to respond to two questions – even if you do not respond to any others:
Q2: Lump Sum. It is very important that schools say “Yes”, they support the LA proposal of a £150k lump sum. This is an important step forward for small schools after the problems we faced last year, and it is important that we show support.
Q4: As I previously pointed out, the LA is not following the advice of the review group in this matter, and is proposing an alternative that could lead to severe underfunding of SEN in areas of low deprivation. It is important to ensure that all schools receive sufficient funding to cover their pupils on School Action and School Action+.
As always, I am happy to respond to any queries or concerns schools have. You can leave a comment on this post or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.