The current top-up funding process is manual and time-consuming, relying heavily on basic tools like Excel, Word, and email, resulting in issues with version control, user experience, and inconsistencies in funding allocation.
Formulate for SEND was custom-built alongside parents, teachers, SENDCOs, headteachers, commissioners and psychologists, to digitise the process, making it easier, less frustrating, and more consistent for schools and Local Authorities.
Formulate for SEND
Create more time for direct support of pupils and staff by reducing negotiation between the Local Authority and schools.
Drive greater transparency and equity when making funding decisions.
Clear data to demonstrate when outcomes are being achieved and when changes need to be made.
Determine consistent levels of funding using a configurable banding approach.
Make evidence-based and defensible top-up funding decisions.
Prepare for the transition to adulthood.
Reduce costs by not having to develop and maintain your own local forms, tools and training materials.
Improve advanced planning by using data aggregated over time to pre-empt funding distribution decisions.
Learn from other Local Authorities who are using the same tool.