New Time Scales for Transfers to EHC Plans

The Government is extending the maximum timescale for transferring statements to EHC Plans from 16 to 20 weeks. They are also arranging further support to help local authorities improve their implementation of the process. Edward Timpson, the Minister of State for Children and Families, announced these changes this week in a letter to local authorities….

Good Practice in writing EHC Plans

In a letter to local authorities about the format and wording of EHC Plans, senior officials at the Department for Education reiterate that: special educational provision should be detailed, specific and normally quantified vague phrases such as regular, access to and opportunities for should be avoided speech and language therapy should normally be recorded as…