ISEND Assessment and Planning

1. What is the Assessment and Planning Team?

2. What the Assessment and Planning team offer

In addition to statutory duties the Assessment and Planning team, as part of ISEND also offer the following:

3. How to request an EHC needs assessment

If a parent/carer, school or other professional believes a child is not making progress despite high quality SEN support they can ask for an Education, Health and Care needs assessment.  A young person who is aged 16 years or over can make their own request.

We’ll do an assessment if

We are of the opinion that –

To inform our decision we will need to take into account a wide range of evidence (SEND CoP 9.14)

To get more information or to request an EHC needs assessment, e-mail sen.caseworkassistants@eastsussex.gov.uk or call 01273 336740

For more information on the statutory assessment process visit the SEND Local Offer

4. Resources

A small number of children need more or different support to what is available through Quality First teaching. They may have special educational needs (SEN). Schools should identify children with SEN early on and provide SEN support so that they make good progress. The SEND Prospectus explains SEN support in East Sussex nurseries, schools and colleges.

The East Sussex SEN Matrix (Adobe PDF, 1115k) is an East Sussex framework drawn up by the Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (ISEND) Service in collaboration with staff working in educational settings across the county, Children’s Integrated Therapy and equipment Services (CITES) and parents and carers.  It is designed to: