Annual review of EHCPs

How an EHCP is reviewed each year.

The County Council delegates the responsibility for annual review meetings and associated paperwork to the setting the child or young person attends.

Before the annual review meeting

The setting will:

  • arrange a meeting with you and all relevant professionals
  • ensure the pupil can attend and be a part of his or her review
  • ask you to complete a parental views form
  • collate the child or young person's views in the most appropriate way
  • make the collated paperwork available to everyone attending the review at least two weeks before the meeting.

It is not necessary for someone from theĀ Special Education Needs and Assessment Team (SENAT) to attend every annual review unless it would be helpful. This could be where some further support and guidance might be needed for reviews involving:

  • transition
  • a challenge
  • concern for the pupil.

If you think it would be helpful for someone from SENAT to attend your review please talk to your planning coordinator. SENAT will require at least two weeks' notice to enable them to prioritise attendance.

After the meeting

Within two weeks of the annual review meeting, the setting will:

  • complete all the paperwork with details of the meeting discussion and the agreed actions
  • send this to everyone who attended the meeting and SENAT.

SENAT will decide whether to maintain or amend the EHCP within four weeks of the meeting.

EHCPs are not amended following every review. There must be significant changes to the child or young person's outcomes, needs or provision for changes to be made.

If you disagree with our decision following the review you have the right to appeal. However, we would like to avoid this if possible, so please contact your planning coordinator if you are not happy.

Last updated:
22 March 2022
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