My Support Plan

My Support Plan

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?

Children at School Support who fall into R4  and who mainly :

•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 ( May consider top of R3)


Funded MSPs

•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 documentation

MSP template can be found here

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