Top-up High Needs Funding (HNF) in mainstream schools
Top-up High Needs Funding (HNF) and Local High Needs Funding (LHNF) in mainstream schools
The Hertfordshire Descriptors of Need for Mainstream and Specialist Provisions are now available. This sets out Hertfordshire’s approach to funding the special educational provision expected for children and young people in a mainstream school or early years setting.
Schools and settings are asked to familiarise themselves with the descriptors so that decisions can be made about the kind of support a child or young person may require to meet their needs. The descriptors can also be downloaded in the form of simple booklets that will act as a quick reference guide.
The descriptors will be used from 1st June 2022 to identify the level of support for CYP in a variety of circumstances:
- CYP whose needs can be met from a school’s own resources (Universal and Universal+)
- CYP who are going through an Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment (EHCNA)
- Schools and settings making an application to the LHNF panels.
Provision for pupils in mainstream schools awaiting a special school place
Descriptors of Need and Provision for Mainstream and Specialist Provisions
Early Years SEND funding guidance
Local High Needs Funding (HNF)
Annual reviews funding process
Guidance for early review of funding
Hertfordshire’s Descriptors of Needs for Mainstream and Specialist Provision – training
Descriptors of Need and Provision training – September 2022
If you have any queries relating to HNF funding, please contact: HNF@hertfordshire.gov.uk.