The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice 2014...272 pages of legislation and guidance that applies to all Local Authorities and maintained schools in England. A key part of the Code is a pathway for education, health and care (EHC) assessment, which may or may not result in an EHC plan.
So, what is an EHC Plan? In short, a legally-binding document that outlines the child/young person's educational strengths, weaknesses (or needs), the help they need to progress (called provision) and what outcomes this will all help them to achieve.
The processes for assessment, and if relevant - the annual reviewing of the plan - is a complex process so today we trialled a new parent/carer session on the basics of the SEND Code of Practice for those who are new to the whole world of SEND education. A huge thank you to Charlotte, Mal, Xandra, Ouday and Yassim for bringing their expertise to the session and helping shaping it into something that other parents/carers will find helpful.
If you would like to know more about how to engage with the SEND Code of Practice to ensure your child/young person gets the support they need to access education, Valuing Autism are able to provide this workshop to a group of parents/carers