Jan blog – Part Time Timetables

Part-time timetables – what are they and when are they lawful? Another issue we are often contacted about here at SENDIAS is the use by schools of part-time timetables (also referred to as reduced timetables). Here we are going to look at what children and young people are entitled to in terms of education, if … Continue reading Jan blog – Part Time Timetables

Dec Blog – How to apply for an EHC Needs Assessment.

How to apply for an Education, Health & Care Needs Assessment and what to include. Some children and young people with special educational needs may need more support than a mainstream education setting (schools, colleges, nurseries) can offer and may need to have an Education Health Care Needs Assessment (EHCNA) to work out how much … Continue reading Dec Blog – How to apply for an EHC Needs Assessment.

Nov Blog – When should I start thinking about an EHC Plan?

When should I start thinking about an EHC Plan? Is your child struggling at school and you are wondering about asking for an EHC Plan (EHCP)? Perhaps you’ve heard people speaking about an EHC needs Assessment (EHCNA) and would like to know more? This month’s blog explains what these are and when you should consider … Continue reading Nov Blog – When should I start thinking about an EHC Plan?

TOP TIPS – Preparing for a meeting.

Welcome to our first mid-month blog. Every so often we will be posting 'incidental' blogs in addition to our main monthly ones . In these we may bring current news to your attention, or provide some tips and advice that we hope you will find useful. Perhaps you have a meeting coming up to discuss … Continue reading TOP TIPS – Preparing for a meeting.

Oct Blog – SENDIAS Support For EHC Appeals

At SENDIASS, we are seeing a significant increase in the number of requests for support with appeals against the Local Authority’s (LA) decisions concerning EHC Plans and EHC Needs Assessments. It is probably worth mentioning here, that in West Sussex it is SENAT (Special Educational Needs Assessment Team) who represent the LA in decisions around … Continue reading Oct Blog – SENDIAS Support For EHC Appeals