Local Authority monitoring of EHCPs

As part of the LA responsibility for children with SEND, the Educational Psychology team will be periodically carrying out monitoring consultations for children with EHCPs, based on a banding model.

Local Authority monitoring of EHCPs

  • Since the implementation of the Children and Families Act, children at Range 4 and above may receive an Education, Health and Care Plan.  As part of the LA responsibility for these children, the Educational Psychology team will be periodically carrying out monitoring consultations for these children, based on a banding model.
  • All children with new EHCP plans (no previous statement) will receive a banding indicating the frequency of the monitoring consultations.
  • As old statements are converted to EHCPs these children will also receive a banding, to bring them in line with children with new EHCPs.
  • The  banding system ranges from A to E and is based loosely on the criteria:

 

Banding

A

B

C

D

E

Level of Support

Phase transition

KS transition              

Biennial

Annual

Annual  plus

Descriptor

Making good progress.

Few additional learning difficulties;                     Other services better placed to monitor progress eg VI / HI.

Making expected progress (based on CASPA / other).

Making less than expected progress (based on CASPA / other) and other needs becoming apparent.

Making no progress (based on CASPA / other); Looked After Child; Forward planning for possible placement change.

Making less than expected or no progress; Serious barriers to progress; Significant danger of placement breaking down.

 

 

  • At the monitoring consultation, the EP will look through the needs and targets on the EHCP and discuss progress and next steps. This can then be used as part of the annual review.
  • If there is a clear case for amending the banding, this will be done at this point. It can only be done with the agreement of the EP.
  • A copy of the monitoring summary will be returned to SEN.
  • Your EP will discuss with you, at your planning meeting, which children are due a monitoring consultation and how and when this should be carried out.
  • The time for the monitoring consultations does not come out of your school EP allocation and is provided by SEN.
  • This is a new system being introduced over a 3 year period. Depending on when a child received their EHCP / conversion and the banding given, they may or may not have a monitoring consultation this year. If you think someone is not on the list but should be please query this with your EP in the first instance.

Information

Published: 01/10/2015
Audience: Sencos
Contact: Ruth Dennis

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