Annual review of EHC plan

1. What is an annual review?

We will review your child’s Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan every year. The annual review looks at:

  • your child’s progress against the EHC plan outcomes they are working towards
  • if the plan needs updating
  • if the plan is still needed
  • plans for the next stage of education, training or adulthood.

You and your child should be involved in all stages of their annual review, including the annual review meeting.

2. Before your review meeting

The school will gather up-to-date information from all professionals involved with your child. They will help you and your child write their views.

The school will send this information to you and all the professionals involved in the review at least two weeks before the review meeting.

Amaze SENDIASS can help you prepare for your review meeting.

3. At your review meeting

You and your child will be invited to give your views and provide any other information.

Professionals will also talk about the work they are doing with your child and the progress your child is making.

You will be able to ask any questions you may have.

4. After your review meeting

The school will send the annual review paperwork and any recommendations to us within 2 weeks of the meeting.

We’ll decide whether to update the plan, keep it as it is or stop the plan.

We will tell you our decision within 2 weeks of receiving the paperwork from the school.

Then, if we are updating the plan we will prepare a Proposed Amended EHC plan and send it to you for comment.

You’ll then have 15 days to send us your comments on the EHC plan and express a preference for a school or college for your child.

You can also ask for a meeting with us during the 15 days. You can also ask for an education personal budget.

We will consider your comments carefully and will send you an Amended Final EHC plan. We will do this within 8 weeks of sending you the Proposed Amended EHC plan.

If you don’t agree with us, you can consider mediation and appeal.