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Call to protect Special Needs Funding.

Call to protect Special Needs Funding.

Children with special educational needs could lose out under government plans for a national funding formula for schools if there is no local input into education funding priorities, councils have warned.

The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents more than 370 councils, says it supports the introduction of a revised formula to address unfairness in the school funding system.

But it warns that setting budgets for England’s 22,000 schools from Whitehall “won’t work”, and calls on the government to allow local authorities a continuing role in local funding decisions in order to protect high needs children.

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