High needs used to vary from LA to LA, now (from April 2013) its supposed to be the same eg a place that costs more than £10k. So for mainstream would be £4k base funding that every child costs, plus £6k on top for 1:1 etc. So it would suggest to me the statement will be for more than £6000 worth of 1:1 support. But until the school actually know how much above £6k the LA is going to top up then they can't make a decision about employing anyone as they don't know how many hours they can pay for. Then as you say it depends if its dedicated 1:1 for your child or 'access to' 1:1.
To be fair to school it is not them that make the decision what goes in the statement. They will have to wait and see what the final says, same as you. Once they know what funding they have they can discuss what they can offer.
Statement is through but its proposed. He's been funded high block funding. But they haven't said 1:1 in the statement so I've sent it back highlighting this and am waiting for a response. He's only at a two word language level.
DS is 'meant' to be starting reception in September. We had a transition meeting in the week with his school, his nurse from the children development centre was there plus his key worker from his pre school. They will not tell me what kind of support he will receive, they say we have to wait for the final statement. Is this right? Both that work with him now pressed to the school he needs a full time 1:1 but it doesn't feel like it meant anything. I have no clue why will be happening in September for him.