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EHCPs - What do I need to know about Personal Budgets and Direct Payments?

What is the difference between a Personal Budget and Direct Payment?  A Personal Budget is an amount of money agreed with the local authority to deliver the education, health and/or social care provision in an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)...

Schools and EHCPs - Can any School be named in Section I, and does the School have to agree?

One question we often get asked is what school a parent can request is named in Section I (placement) of an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) for a child or young person (C/YP) and does that school have to agree? First, we need to consider the...

A look back on schools named in EHCPs

As we approach the end of 2020, and a new school term starting next month, it is a good time to reflect on the different schools the Boyes Turner Education Team have helped children and young people (C/YP) with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) to...

The Surrey Exclusion Zone and SEN

Are you a parent of a child or young person with special educational needs (SEN) facing exclusion, or, subject to suspension? If so you fall into the significant, but increasing minority facing an increase in exclusion/suspension numbers. Statistics for...

Funding bands and Education, Health and Care Plans

The EHCP does not specify funding, it only specifies provision and it is not clear that the provision is dedicated solely to that pupil (local authority) We are often contacted by parents because their child or young person’s Education, Health and...

Transition reviews

Children and young people may transition between several stages of education: early years provider to school infant school to junior school primary school to middle school primary school to secondary school middle school to secondary school secondary...

School named on EHCP - independent mainstream v maintained special

Parents often reach out for help when they want to appeal the type and name of school on their child’s Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). For many children, the local maintained special or mainstream school is simply not the right fit. The special...

Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND) Tribunal - Top Tips

With the academic year shortly starting back from September, albeit it is likely that this will look different as a result of Covid-19, this time of year also signals the start of a new year of appeal hearings for the SEND Tribunal.  The SEND Tribunal...

Exam results missed - the plight of the Forgotten Few Home Educated/EOTAS minority

There is much press at the moment addressing how schools, colleges and exam boards managed the challenge of an assessed grading system arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. However, if your child or young person (those aged 16+) fell into the small,...

Secretary of State announces no further changes around EHCPs due to Covid-19

The absolute duty to deliver special educational and health care provision set out in an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) was modified from 1 May to 31 July 2020 , triggered by notices from the Secretary of State for Education. During this period,...
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