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Education Funding

Education placements can be available at REACCH if a young person has an EHCP and funding has been agreed by the young person’s Local Education Authority (LEA). 
It is important that any young person or their family who want to request a REACCH placement have a clear idea of why REACCH maybe the most effective placement for meeting needs. Families and or the young person can be asked to put their request in writing.

As REACCH is not a usual local authority placement an LEA will need to consider funding the placement at a special panel which is often held monthly by LEAs. Therefore, the young person and or the family must have visited or considered carefully other options available and be very clear why REACCH may work more effectively for the young person rather than a usual placement option. This process often involves others too such as a Careers SW professional. Families may benefit or feel they need further advocacy support from their local Information Advice and Support provider. See further contact details at the end of this section.

However, for an LEA to agree on funding for a REACCH placement the young person must be placed on roll in a recognized educational setting which works in partnership with REACCH. The young person then has a placement at REACCH whilst also being on roll within a registered educational provision too.

 

REACCH can then meet the young person’s identified autism and educational needs in a smaller environment and a setting which provides a clear structure and therefore reduces anxiety, whereas the partnership arrangement ensures the young person’s progression is monitored carefully by a school, college, training provider etc.

The school or college is responsible for both the EHCP and holding the LEA funding for the young person.

REACCH provides the weekly bespoke programme for the young person in line with EHCP goals and invoices the educational partner to access the young person’s LEA funding over the academic year.

REACCH currently provides bespoke educational provision in collaboration with partners such as Cornwall College and the Learning Partnership for Cornwall.

REACCH provides City and Guilds Functional Skills courses in English, Maths and IT at Entry Level 3, Level 1 and 2 and access to a range of other courses at Level 1,2 and 3 in collaboration with GHQ Training who invigilate exams and provide quality assurance and accreditation.

For further information on the range of qualifications and courses provided at REACCH click here.

For further information on advocacy support if required see the following contact details:

Plymouth Area:

Plymouth Information Advice and Support (PIAS) 

Monday- Thursday 9.00 am – 5.00pm Fridays – 9.00 am – 4.30pm 

Cornwall Area:

Cornwall Sendiass

         www.cornwallsendiass.org.uk 

 

         via website

 

         01736 751921 

Monday- Friday 9.00 am – 3.00pm  

Devon Area:

Devon Information Advice and Support (DIAS) 

         www.devonias.org.uk 

 

         devonias@plymouth.gov.uk

 

         01392 383080 

Monday- Friday 9.00 am – 3.00pm  

Please Note - Before working on obtaining funding please speak to REACCH to ensure that REACCH has a space available as placements can be difficult to obtain.

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