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High Needs Block Review

High Needs Block Review

As part of the Written Statement of Action, the Local Area has been working on a long term programme of work called the 'High Needs Block Review' (HNBR). The review is looking at how the Local Area (LA) spends the grant that is received from the Government to support young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in the local area. 

An initial review was undertaken by an independent consultant  working with the LA, schools and other stakeholders.  View an executive summary of the High Needs Block Review (PDF, 126.54KB)

The review recommends that the Local Area focuses on three main areas of work:

- Developing our mainstream offer in Sutton for pupils with additional needs

- Reviewing and recommissioning our specialist and alternative provision

- Strengthening our approach to Preparation for Adulthood


A short narrated briefing on the latest position with respect to the HNBR can be found in the  presentation (update based on 1 June). There are links in the presentation to further information and resources as well as contact details for officers should anyone in the Local Area want to find out more information. We will publish termly updates on the review on the Local Offer so that stakeholders from across the Local Area can keep up to date. 

Download the High Needs Block Review Update - June 1 2020 (PPTX, 18.25MB)


The review is being overseen by the Sutton Education Partnership. View a  copy of the Terms of Reference for the review and the Governance arrangement (PDF)  

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