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1-1 support staff are they included in ratio?


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Just had a christmas humdinger dropped on me!

 

One staff leaving- for better pay and NVQ3 training thrown in!! Don't blame her : /

Other staff nenber wants to drop hours and key children as shes under pressure at home due to a son with autism and changing schools!!! Understandable. : (

 

But that leaves me in a massive dilema - staff wise and with new intake due!!

 

A question for you knowledgeable guys.....I have two children that receive top up funding for sen (i know, lucky me) however their staff support was additional to ratio this term. Can I include them in ratio next term whilst I frantically try to go through the process of employing another staff member - if I can!?

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Not if they are there to support a particular child.. and being paid extra by LA to do it.

 

when the child is not there they could be employed for extra hours to cover.. if they are willing ..

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when the child is not there they could be employed for extra hours to cover.. if they are willing ..

I think that would be the only option open to you Rafa - oh what a complete nightmare - really feel for you.........

 

Might just be worth checking with your LA......

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What SEND suport have you got in terms of the hours attended by the 2 children and the hours paid? Are you getting the full 15 hours or are you providing extra hours from the settings budget because I would 'guess' that the staff could be in ratio for those extra hours not funding by LA?

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You can't do this and claim the funding. Would they cope without the support?

Yes I knew this really, was just in such a panic!! The children will 'cope' without additional support - just feel bad that I cannot offer it next term as they are making such good progress - not sure parents will be thrilled either! Oh well it is what it is..........

 

.........just hope Santa brings me a super new practitioner!! - I have been good! : )

 

Thanks for your thoughts everyone.

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