My Support Plan is a strategy used nationally when a young person has complex needs
•It provides a more coordinated, family centred and personalised planning approach
•It demonstrates a graduated response to SEN
•It demonstrates accountability for notional SEN funding;
•In some cases, it may allow access to additional MSP funding.
So why do an MSP
•It is part of the ‘graduated response’ outlined in the COP and required by Ofsted;
•It provides a joined up way of meeting complex SEND needs;
•It helps you gather the evidence you need should you need to request an EHCA at a later date;
•It demonstrates accountability for Element 1 and 2 funding - EHCPs will only be issued if you can demonstrate this;
•It provides swift access to additional funding for children at R4 for example transition.
Who should have a MSP?
•Have complex needs
•Are making poor progress based on the School Progress grid
•Have external agencies involved
•Require significant individual input to meet their needs
•Are very vulnerable on transition.
•Unfunded MSPs can be implemented by school for any student;
•Funding of up to £3000 can be requested from the LA (£1500 x 2);
•This is pro rata for nursery;
•In order to access funding, requests will need to demonstrate that:
–the c/yp is at R4;
–The setting is using Elements 1 and 2 of the Notional SEN funding;
–Advice has been sought from relevant professionals.
MSP template can be found