1. That the High Needs Block budget be set at £28.907m, with a commitment to the presentation of an ambitious medium term (5 year) plan to the Schools Forum in November 2022, setting out options to balance annual expenditure to annual income. This plan should:
a. Include a significant increase in local, effective provision within Bracknell Forest; and,
b. be designed to meet the needs of children and young people in a more cost effective and efficient way.
2. That £0.210m of funds from the SEND Units Reserve be released to finance ongoing diseconomy costs at the new Special Resource Provisions with the commitment to providing:
a. Clear data about the uptake of places at SRPs and progress towards meeting Key Performance Indicators; and,
b. A strategic approach to the transition of children from Primary SRPs to secondary education, in place from September 2023.
3. That the changes set out in the supporting information at Table 1 and Annex 2 of Appendix 1 be confirmed subject to the commitment outlined above.
4. That relevant budgets be confirmed to those summarised in Annex 3, Appendix 1.