If your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) the Local Authority must review that plan at least every year.
This means that a review of the progress the child or young person is making towards the objectives in the EHCP must take place at least every 12 months. EHCPs can be reviewed more frequently where needed.
For pupils in mainstream schools the annual reviews in Year 5 are the key ones where there should be a discussion about what type of school they should attend for the next phase.
If a place at a special school or a resource base attached to a mainstream school is recommended, the pupil’s papers will have to go to a decision making group for consideration. This will also apply to the review in Year 10 if a place at a special school for post–16 provision is to be requested.
If a specialist place is agreed, the pupil’s EHCP must be amended by the end of February so that they can move to their new school the following September.