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Assess, Plan, Do, Review infographic

Last Updated - August 30, 2023

The process schools are expected to follow before requesting and EHC needs assessment

Educational settings (Pre-schools, Schools and Colleges) are expected to have:

  • properly identified your child or young person’s strengths and difficulties
  • have followed the SEND Support and Provision – Graduated Response for at least 2/3 assess, plan, do, review cycles
  • sought additional advice from other appropriate professionals (e.g. Educational Psychologist, Speech and Language Therapist etc.)
  • acted upon additional advice received
  • be able to evidence how they have differentiated the curriculum, provided quality teaching and additional targeted intervention though provision maps and SEND Support plan’s that have been reviewed and adapted over time to meet your child or young person’s specific needs

Children or young people eligible for an Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment will:

  • usually be getting SEND Support in their educational setting (Pre-school, School or College) and have been getting SEND Support for some time (at least 2/3 assess, plan, do, review cycles as described in SEND Support and Provision – Graduated Response)
  • usually have had an assessment carried out by an Educational Psychologist to advise the educational setting what to include in the SEND Support provided to your child or young person
  • often have been seen by other professionals for assessments (e.g. Speech and Language Therapist, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist etc.
  • may have been assessed or received a diagnosis, following assessment, from a Paediatrician or other specialist
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