Formulate for SEND

Education Banding Tool

Ensure fair and transparent allocation of high-needs funding with Formulate for SEND.

Formulate for SEND is England’s leading education banding tool (EBT) co-produced with Local Authorities (LAs). It supports LAs in allocating top-up funding fairly, accurately, and consistently, while improving the management of resources and helping to deliver better outcomes.

With needs rising in volume and in complexity, spend is often exceeding available resources. Local Authorities are experiencing increased service demand for children and young people with SEND. It is critical that top-up funding is consistently allocated while accurately meeting the child or young person’s needs.

Formulate for SEND (Imosphere’s Education Banding Tool) is needs led and provides young people, parents, schools and local authorities with confidence by establishing a fair and consistent amount of top-up funding for every young person, whilst being able to track how individual needs change over time. The Formulate for SEND Education Banding Tool is different to other tools available as it provides a digital, needs led and banding level blind approach.

Co-produced with Local Authorities and schools

Imosphere has worked closely with parents, teachers, SENCOs, headteachers, commissioners, and psychologists to produce Formulate as an easy-to-use tool to transform the way top-up funding is applied for and distributed.

Formulate for SEND digitises the process, making it easier, less frustrating, and more consistent for schools and the LAs.

Trusted by Local Authorities, including:

Achieving for Children Richmond
RB Kensington & Chelsea
Staffordshire County Council
Wandsworth Council
West Northamptonshire Council