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19.07.21 Education Banding Tool Steering Group Notes & Actions

The following items were discussed at the meeting on 19th July 2021.  A copy of the full notes can be downloaded here.

Items discussed

  • Welcome, Apologies & Introductions
  • Agree Notes of Previous Meeting & Review Outstanding Actions from 21/06/21
  • Project Lead Update
  • Project Progress & Next Steps
  • Feedback from Parent & Carer Workshop 12/07/2021
  • Emerging Concerns
  • Circumstances when EBT Funding Level is Amended
  • Key Decisions
  • Project Risks & Issues
  • Items for Next Agenda & Any Other Business
  • Date of Next Meeting 


  • Copy of the Quality Standards to be sent to Lesley Calverley
  • Assesstment Team representatives to share with their teams the Health agreements linked to recording in EHCPs outcomes and provision
  • Consider the EBT content on the Local Offer to ensure it is written in a parent friendly way.  
  • Project Steering Group to look at the changes to the FACE Assessment questions, any concerns or queries to be fed back  by the deadline of the 30/07/21
  • Re-visit the band 9 anomalies and to work alongside Imosphere for any areas that have not been picked up previously.
  • SENDIASS to be notified when an updated is posted on the Local Offer, so that it can be shared via their network.
  • Get an update from IDOX linked to the advice givers template and how it will support the FACE assessment moving forward.
  • Consider how Keyworkers can engage further with families and children and young people under the transformation and raise with Senior LA Officers. 
  • Agree some dates for further workshops to be held, during the daytime and the evening. 7 parent/carer reps and 3 LA Officers.
  • Arrange a meeting to discuss the Hearing Imparirment/Visual Impairment cases further.
  • Look at the EN Funding Criteria.
  • Members of the group to email any other areas that can be added to the list of when we would override the EBT Level.
  • Share the list of budgets in and out of scope to the Governance Group at the end of the month.
  • Share parents view that Keyworkers should meet their child with the SEND Governance group.
  • FACE Assessment questions to the group for feedback.

Meeting Presentation Slides

The presentation covered the following.  A copy of the slides can be downloaded here.

  • Project Lead Update
  • High Level Implementation Plan
  • Project Progress
  • Next Steps
  • Paraent Carer Workshop 12 July
  • Emerging Concerns (Outliers)
  • Circumstances when Education Banding Tool funding Level is to be amended
  • Key Decisions
  • Funding within and outside Banding Tool allocation
  • Project Risks and Issues

Dates of Next Meetings

  • 20/09/2021 12.00 pm to 1.30 pm
  • 18/10/2021 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm
  • 15/11/2021 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm
  • 13/12/2021 12.00 pm to 1.30 pm