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Reviews of Education Health and Care Plans and Transfers of Statements of Special Educational Needs to Education, Health and Care Plans

Reviews of Education Health and Care Plans and Transfers of

Statements of Special Educational Needs to Education, Health and 

Care Plans

Following an Education Health and Care assessment, Hackney Learning Trust’s (HLT) Complex Needs Panel will use the Eligibility Criteria to decide whether or not the child or young person meets the threshold for an EHC Plan.

Where an EHC Plan is not agreed HLT staff will contact the parents in writing giving them the reasons a statutory assessment of education health and care needs was not considered necessary at this time.

Parents or carers will be invited to a meeting at the school or setting where the child or young person attends to discuss a “Way Forward”.  

 This will include detailed discussion on:

  • any concerns raised by the parents
  • the reasons the requested for an assessment was made
  • reasons why HLT  felt the assessment was not necessary at this time

This meeting will focus on:

  • Staff from the school or setting,  in collaboration with the parents and child or young person, agreeing a plan to support the child’s special educational needs
  • The plan will not have any legal status or bring additional funding but it will provide parents and school staff with a framework to establish progress against outcomes and set targets.
  • It is also an opportunity to discuss support being provided from the schools budget. There is funding of up to £6,000 available from schools for a student that may require additional support.  
  • If appropriate it will agree a timeframe to meet regularly to discuss progress and plan ahead. This is usually three times a year.  
  • If the child or young person is moving to another school or setting this will be an opportunity to discuss their needs and agree a plan make the move successful.

Parents and carers have a right to mediation and to appeal to the SEND Tribunal if they do not agree with this decision.

Also see related pages…. (last updated 17/12/15)

 

Who can get an Education Health and Care plan?

Transfers from statements of special educational needs to Education, Health and care plans

Reviews and transfers of statements of specials educational needs to education health and care plans

Children in Mainstream and Special Schools with Education Health and Care Plans

The process when an Education Health and Care Plan is not agreed

What is mediation?

What is a Tribunal?

 

 

 

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