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EDUCATIONAL TRIBUNAL

A legal process which gives you the opportunity to challenge the provision a Local Authority is offering a child or young person up to the age of 25. You might disagree with an EHCP questioning why the local authority hasn’t undertaken an assessment at all or questioning why no support/ ECHP has been granted following statutory assessments.

STATUTORY ASSESMENT

When a Local Authority commissions a series of reports from teachers, medics and psychologists in order to establish the needs of a young person or child up to the ages of 25. This can be followed by an EHCP or by the LAs decision not to provide an EHCP.

EHCP – EDUCATIONAL HEALTH & CARE PLAN

An outline of what provision a Local Authority has awarded a young person or child and a plan for how this will be delivered including measurable outcomes. Local Authorities formulate an EHCP by using the information provided in a statutory assessment. This can include deciding not to create an EHCP.

GRAUDATED MONEY RESPONSE

The additional funds given to a school or college to fund provision set out in the EHCP.

EDUCATIONAL PSCYHOLOGIST

A specialist who uses science to asses a child or young person’s emotional and learning needs. This includes suggesting interventions and providing recommendations to foster future educational progress.

LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANT

Someone who supports the needs of a child or young person in an educational setting. They tend to work one on one or one to two children depending on the needs of the children & the capacity of provision.

SEN SCHOOL

A specialist Special Educational Needs school for students unable to study in a mainstream setting.