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KateKate
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    The most important part is to show how detrimental it will be to the other students in your setting, how this new student will negatively impact the resources you currently use to support your other students, by taking away their resources and support. Re-cost the whole of the package, don’t forget oncosts. Include that you need to cover costs of training staff to a specific standard, or to employ another teacher to create specific teaching groups, or the cost of external specialists, or the cost of new equipment etc. or even a portacabin. Go big on costings but be accurate . Finish by saying that you need all of that money to meet the needs of this one student without negatively impacting your other students and to meet the needs of the EHCP. You need to be thorough. Then say this isn’t effective use of LA money.
    A special school placement costs around £90k so your aim is to top that.
    If they still place the student with you, you have a better chance of ending it swiftly when you can’t meet need if they don’t give you the money. If they give you the money, then at least you have a fighting chance.
    Good luck!