- Visual timetables
- Writing frames
- New technology (e.g. iPads, recording devices)
- Positioning within the classroom (where they sit)
- Use of coloured overlays/paper
- Reminder cards
- Broken down instructions
- Sensory support tools (weighted blankets, concentration toys)
Schools can also apply for ‘top up’ funding for children who require support that exceeds that available to the school. Schools are now required to request ‘top-up’ funding direct from the Virtual School Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (VS SEND).
On receipt of a request for ‘top-up’ funding, a panel of moderators (moderators are school SENDCOs/Heads and Local Authority SEND specialists) will consider:
- How the delegated SEN funding has already been used
- Evidence of its effectiveness and impact
before making its decision. This process is facilitated by the VS SEND.