Statements and Education, Health and Care Plans
A Statement of Special Educational Need (now called an Education, Health & Care Plan*) is a legal document concerning students with severe difficulties, which is issued by a student’s Local Authority and is accompanied by additional funding to enable the school to effectively provide for the student’s particular needs.
This document is kept up to date via Annual Review meetings organised by the school at which the student, parent/carer(s), SENCo, tutor and Local Authority discuss the student’s needs and the appropriateness of the provision provided.
*We are in the process of transferring students with a Statement to an EHC Plan, in conjunction with their Local Authority.
Statemented or EHC Plan students are supported in various ways by the AEN department, according to their needs. This can be in the form of learning support, specialist equipment or other appropriate adjustments. Teachers are made aware of their needs and given strategies to help each student access the curriculum, and many are supported by an LSA, either in lessons or within the AEN department facilities.
Please see our SEN Information Report for links to your Local Authority.