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Information about EHCP needs assessment referrals for parents

Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)


The majority of children with special educational needs and disabilities will have their needs met within our school setting. Needs can be met through school based interventions or with additional advice from external agencies.


A small number of children and young people have more difficulties and potential barriers to learning, despite the “Plan, Do, Review” cycle (our Learning Journeys). In this event school or parents may consider requesting a statutory assessment. This education, health and care needs based assessment will help determine whether an EHCP is required.


The EHCP is a legal document that enables provision to be made by schools. This provision is in addition to and different from what is ordinarily available in a mainstream setting and more than the ‘reasonable adjustments’ required by every school for disabled children under the equalities act. The EHCP replaces the previous legal document which was known as a statement of special educational needs and the learning difficulties assessment (LDA). The EHCP is for children and young people aged 0-25 years with the most complex needs.


This process is usually completed jointly with school and parents and we will have had conversations with you around your child potentially requiring an education, health and care needs assessment. If this is something you would like to discuss for your child, please contact Mrs Henderson.


Below are links to information you may find helpful before and during the process.

Parent leaflet about the EHCP process. Although this is not a Coventry document, it has useful information for parents. Please remember that we will follow the Coventry guidance should we make a needs assessment for your child. Mrs Henderson will be able to support you through this.