Education health and care plans should be scrapped and replaced with a new system which looks at how available resources can be used to meet the needs of SEND pupils, according to a high profile group of head teachers. Tes reports.
The Heads Roundtable will suggest a “new statutory assessment of best provision system” which would “flip around” the EHC process by looking at what provision is the best option for a child rather than defining the child’s needs first.
Speaking at a Westminster Education Forum conference Sabrina Hobbs, who is the head of one of the country’s largest special schools said: “Within the school system the transition to EHC plans have been costly, bureaucratic and time inefficient.
“As a member of the Heads Roundtable we have identified and propose an alternative model to EHC plans. One that replaces EHCPs with statutory assessment of best provision.
“This model focuses on how provision and resources can best meet pupils needs, rather than pupil needs dictating the resource and provision at any cost or availability.”
Read more about the model in the full article Heads calling for revolution in SEND support
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