Annual reviews - EHCs

We review education, health and care (EHC) plans every year. The annual review looks at:

  • your child’s progress
  • if the plan is still needed
  • if the plan needs changing
  • plans for the next stage of education, training or adulthood.

The school will help the child and their parents write their views and ask EHC services for information. Then everyone can give their views and make recommendations at the meeting.

Before the annual review meeting

The school will help the child and their parents write their views and ask education, health and care services for information. Then everyone can give their views and make recommendations at the meeting.

After the meeting

We’ll decide whether to keep, change or stop the plan.

You’ll then have 15 days to comment on our decision.

If you have a proposed amended plan, you can comment on the plan, and say where you would like your child to be educated. You can also ask for a meeting with us. You can also ask for a personal budget.

Children and young people should be involved in all stages of their annual review.

We’ll do our best to put your wishes in the plan but this isn’t always possible. If you don’t agree with us, you can consider mediation and appeal.

Advice and support

Contact your ISEND Assessment and Planning Officer. Use the phone number or email address in your letter from them, or call 01273 336740.

For independent advice contact Amaze.