Education Banding Tool

Allocate top-up funding fairly and accurately for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

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Co-developed with Local Authorities and schools

Identify the key barriers to achieving outcomes

Understand the needs of each student to ensure they can reach their potential in any education setting.

A fairer approach to top-up funding

Determine the level of funding using a configurable banding approach based on a student's age, needs and education setting.

Supporting the roll out of personal budgets

Make confident and defensible top-up funding decisions to support the future of personal budgets in education.

Have confidence in your decision-making

Base your decisions on real-time, easy to access information.

  • Track changing needs over time
  • Ensure outcomes are being met
  • Understand your funding
  • Identify funding patterns

Benchmark against other LAs

Compare your configuration decisions with other Local Authorities.

Compatible with leading IT systems

The tools can either be used within our hosted Care Partner platform or embedded into other case management systems, such as Liquidlogic.

Working with SEND teams around the country

Our EBT customers and pilots currently include:

  • City of Westminster Council
  • Ealing Council
  • Hillingdon Council
  • Northamptonshire County Council
  • Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

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What's Included

Education Banding Tool

Estimate top-up funding costs quickly and fairly using our trusted algorithm.

Self-service analytics

Managers and performance staff can easily explore and report on budgets and people.

Digital platform

Option to access the tools via our secure cloud-hosted platform, Care Partner.




Peopletoo have worked with a number of authorities who identify the need to consider how they allocate resources to children with SEND. The Imosphere tool promotes fairness, consistency and transparency in decision making. It is easy to use, can be easily explained to all stakeholders as a process for decision making, and importantly can be tailored to meet local resources. Imosphere are also always willing to work with authorities to adapt the tool to reflect what they need.

    Michael Curnow, Peopletoo