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Education Health Care Plans.

The senior leaders have grasped the opportunity to use the statutory requirement for introducing EHCP’S to enhance pupils parents/carers engagement with the school. Rather than allowing the transition from statements of SEN to EHCP’S to be a merely bureaucratic exercise the schools practice has been impressively strengthened in the very best interests of all stakeholders. SSAT peer to peer review. Oct 2015

From 1 September 2014, Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans replaced Statements of Special Educational Needs (SEN) The purpose of the Education, Health and Care plan is to identify needs across education, health and social care and the desired outcomes and provision needed to enable these to be met. The person centred reviews are all about the child’s life and they encourage decisions to be made with the family and child rather than made for them. They involve all parties that are working with the family/child and they ensure the voice of the family/child is captured and heard.

The needs of the individual child or young person should sit at the heart of the assessment and planning process. Local Authorities must have regard to the views, wishes and feelings of the child and their parent, their aspirations, the outcomes they wish to seek and the support they need to achieve them. ( para 9.22 Code of Practice)

‘The way in which individual Educational Health Care Plans are tightly linked to the curriculum is a strength. The school has worked closely with the parents and pupils to ensure that these plans are highly meaningful and relevant.’ OSFTED JAN 2018

This section includes links to information and advice about EHCP's from national organisations as well as details about how our school continues to work with families.

There are also a number of information sheets developed by Information, Advice and Support Manchester (formerly the Parent Partnership) to help parents and the people who work with them.



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The review meetings are very good and they cover everything.  Its good to talk about his progress'

Parents/carers questionnaire, Summer 2019

‘We cannot thank the school enough for everything that they have done for our child. These EHCP meetings really help my son and our family.’  Parents quote Nov 2018



We are very proud of the fact that we work very well with all the professionals supporting the school. This strong team approach ensures that we make effective use of all disciplines in planning/supporting the pupils’ time in school, and work effectively together. 

‘The school nurse is fully committed to the review process and the team approach in the bests interests of the children and their families.’  SSAT peer to peer review Oct 2015

Arrangements for consulting parents of children with SEND and involving them in their education.

Parents and carer’s are encouraged to be involved in their child’s education through a wide range of opportunities. These include

  • Attending meetings and being given the opportunity to be prepared, via the key worker role.
  • Homework sent out on a weekly basis. Feedback from home is actively encouraged.
  • Discussions with school staff and other health professionals.
  • Attending regular Parent and carer workshops.
  • Coffee mornings and whole school events.
  • Discussing and agreeing MLT targets.
  • Discussing and agreeing behaviour plans, if needed. Supporting behaviour at home via a wide range of strategies and resources.

One parent expressed how valuable she ‘ felt the parent booklet was in allowing her and her family to have a voice.’  SSAT peer to peer evaluation. Oct 2015


Arrangements for consulting young people with SEND and involving them in their education.

All our children are actively encouraged to be fully involved in their own education. This occurs through a variety of ways-

  • Pupil directed learning and self evaluation in all lessons
  • Attending own review meetings, LAC and PEP meetings. Sharing their successes.
  • Choosing daily educational targets that they wish to work on
  • All about me booklets for Education Health Care review meetings.
  • School council – interviewing prospective new staff.  
  • Homework, sharing and discussing when back in school



‘Pupils on the school council were able to express their delight enthusiasm and engagement in being part of the EHCP process.  Pupils were able to describe how the plans had enabled them to make progress with their individual learning targets.’  SSAT peer to peer review Oct 2015

Arrangements for supporting children in moving between phases of education and in preparing for adulthood.

Transition to high school can be a difficult time for both our pupils and their families. For this reason, we work closely with our parents, carer’s and partner high schools and have developed a comprehensive transition package.  This ensures a smooth and enjoyable transition to high school.

Click here for link to transition to high school page

Our children are supported to prepare for adult hood via many ways, including developing independence skills, discussing and reflecting on ambitions and future dreams and aspirations through SEAL/PSCHE lessons and activities, Ask It sessions (Open Futures) and ‘All about me‘booklet that is shared by the pupil, at their review meeting.

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