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:
- Provide advice and support to parents/carers, young people and educational settings.
- Monitor SEND provision to improve outcomes for children and young people with SEND.
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 –
- a child/young person has special educational needs and
- it may be necessary for the local authority to make provision for your child within an Education Health and Care Plan.
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 email@example.com or call 01273 336740
For more information on the statutory assessment process visit the SEND Local Offer
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:
- Provide a shared understanding for schools, the Local Authority, parents/carers, and services such as Health and Social Care, about how to identify the Special Educational Needs of children and young people
- Provide guidance on provision and resources recommended to meet these needs, and to facilitate educational progression
- Support development of knowledge and understanding about SEN
- Contribute to the development of good SEN and inclusive practice (‘build capacity’)
- Provide a framework from which the Local Authority and its moderation partners will make consistent decisions about funding levels for children to facilitate their educational progression.