Issue details

Local Digital Fund Round 5 Award (to explore the digital build of a centralised special educational needs top-up funding service)

If a pupil in an education setting has very complex needs and requires specialist help to make progress with their education, the school can apply for additional funding. This is called 'element 3' or 'top up' funding.
The bid is concerned with the additional development and enhancement of a centralised web-based application for the new DSG High Needs Block Element 3 funding process (more commonly known as ‘top-up’).
The conditions of the bid were favourable, and no match funding is required. The primary conditions of the bid are to agree to publish all outputs of the project under open license.
The funding will be used to deliver a project which the Council had already identified as being necessary.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/11/2021

Decision due: 18 Nov 2021 by Director: Education and Skills

Lead member: Councillor Asher Craig, Deputy Mayor with responsibility for Children's Services, Education and Equalities

Contact: Alison Hurley, Service Director for Education and Skills Email: