Education Health and Care plans came into effect in September 2014 and replace Statements of Special Educational Needs.

EHC plans may be awarded by the Local Authority to children with significant additional needs due to severe, complex and lifelong learning needs.

An EHCP will be issued when, following a Statutory Assessment, the Local Authority considers the pupil requires provision beyond that which a school can usually be expected to offer. The school recognises that a request for Statutory Assessment does not inevitably lead to an EHCP. EHCPs state the learning objectives, outcomes and additional resources (in terms of finance, human and/or physical) in order to meet the specific need.

In some cases, Moon Hall will assist parents in lodging and following through with the initial application for EHCP funding.  In other cases, a child may already have EHCP funding in place.

Funding may cover all or part of the child’s school fees.  Additional funding may be granted to cover transport, therapy and other costs.

The Education needs and additional support funded through EHCPs is  formally reviewed annually, with review documents submitted to the SEND team at the awarding Local Authority.  Moon Hall Dorking work with parents, external agencies and children themselves in conducting reviews.

Individual Educational Plans (ILPs), reviewed termly, which are drawn up for all children at Moon Hall, in collaboration with the pupil, parents and in house therapists when applicable, form an important part of the evidence for EHCP reviews.  Letter To Explain The EHCP Process (8)