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)
•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