For a very small number of children more support will be needed. Such children may have a Statement of Special Educational Needs. From September 2014 these will be replaced by Education Health and Care Plans (EHC plans). It is anticipated that children who currently have a Statement will transfer to an EHC plan within three and a half years.
Schools request assessments for an EHC Plan when there is clear evidence that there is a high level of need. The Barking and Dagenham SEN Department decide if an assessment and further action is needed and will inform parents of their decision.
IF an EHCP is put in place it will identify the desired outcomes for the pupil, state what support is needed and outline how this support will be delivered.
For more information please see the relevant Barking and Dagenham Local offer section-link below.