Education, Health and Care Plans

 

Can home/school transport be included in an Education, Health and Care Plan?

It is well established that home to school transport cannot be considered a special educational need or special educational provision and cannot, therefore, be included in an EHCP. The recent case of Staffordshire County Council v JM [2016] UKUT 0246 (AAC)...

Local Authority's duty to consult over the summer break

We had an interesting enquiry recently about the local authority’s (LA) duty to seek advice over the summer holidays when it is drafting an  Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) . The enquiry referred to the ‘4-week rule’. What is...

Inclusive teaching and learning in higher education

Once a young adult turns 18 they are no longer legally required to participate in education.  However, the Education, Health and Care Plan  (EHCP)  can now provide support to young adults until they are 25 years old provided their learning...

School exclusions and Special Educational Needs

Pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) support, including those children with  Education, Heath and Care Plans  (EHCP), have the highest exclusion rate in the UK. The Department for Education found that children with SEN are over 7 times...

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2016 - Living with dyslexia

What do Winston Churchill, Agatha Christie, Richard Branson and Jamie Oliver have in common? All of these successful celebrities were diagnosed with  dyslexia ! Dyslexia Action reports that one in 10 people are dyslexic, more than 6.3 million people...

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2016 - What are the benefits of a SEN school?

Choosing a new school for your child can be one of the most stressful decisions you will have to make as a parent. But for parents with children who have special educational needs, this decision becomes even more challenging. It is a question of suitability...

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2016 - Children who require an EHCP for dyslexia

All state schools are required by law (Equality Act 2010) to ensure that special help is provided for children with special educational needs, such as dyslexia. This often includes additional one- to-one support with a Teaching Assistant or additional time...

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2016 - How do you identify dyslexia?

Dyslexia  is a developmental disability which means you are born with this disability. Despite this, a diagnosis of dyslexia is often not reached until the child is at school and is seen to struggle in comparison with their peers, explaining why it is...

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2016

As special educational needs specialists we often meet clients who have been diagnosed with dyslexia and see how challenging this disability can be in day to day life.  But what many people do not realise is that one in 10 people struggle with dyslexia...

No hours, just banding, in an EHCP

Over the weekend, we received  this flyer  from a concerned parent via Facebook. The parent asked us whether what the local authority was proposing was lawful. The flyer “SEN Banding Information Sessions” poses the question;...
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