Tes has reported that the Heads’ Roundtable, a grassroot groups of head teachers, are calling for education health and care plans to be scrapped and replaced with a new system that examines how available resources can be used to meet the needs of SEND pupils. This system would “flip around” the EHC process by looking at what provision is the best option before defining the child’s needs. Speaking at a Westminster Education Forum conference this week, a member of the group said “within the school system the transition to EHC plans have been costly, bureaucratic and time inefficient”. She added “this isn’t devaluing pupils. This is identifying a progressive model that is realistic, deliverable and appropriate”.
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