Key information

  • Educational Adjustment Model and how it can help your child 
  • Learning Plans 
  • Links to further information 

The Educational Adjustments Disability Funding Model provides resources to schools to help them provide needs-based support for students with disability to make sure they can access, participate and engage in learning. 

Educational Adjustments for your Child 

The Educational Adjustment Disability Funding Model is based on providing resources to school to support student need.  

In this model, we don’t talk about what students can’t do, we talk about the educational adjustments they need to help them learn. 

We focus on the use of positive language and inclusive practice to support students and their learning needs. 

Funding is given to the school to make the educational adjustments students need. It is given based on what the school has been doing to support the student in the last 12 months.  

The educational adjustments made for students need to be written in the student’s Learning Plan.  

The student’s learning plan is developed in conversation with the student and family. A learning plan sets the goals the student will be working on each year and the progress a student makes. 

A Learning Plan tells us about the educational adjustments that are being made for each student with a disability to meet their goals. The Educational Adjustments funding model uses this information to direct resources to schools. 

Educational adjustments may be made in these four areas: 

  • Teaching and Learning 
  • Access 
  • Communication 
  • Health and Personal Safety/Care. 

Your school will talk with you about the adjustments being made for your child working in partnership with you. 

If your child is older or able to make their needs known, they will also be able to talk about the adjustments that will help them learn. 

Here is some more information about the Educational Adjustments disability funding model: 

More information 

To ask the Department for Education, Children and Young People for more information email: