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Single Route of Redress - National Trial

Starting on 3rd April 2018, the SEND Tribunal will have some new powers.  You have new rights to challenge the health and social care needs and provision specified in Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans.  Previously, you could only appeal the educational sections on EHC…

Alternative Learning Pathways

Your Learning Pathways Coordinator The role of the Flexible Learning Worker has evolved into that of a coordinator who will work in partnership with relevant agencies to ensure prompt reintegration to the education system, providing a holistic package of support. Social Care Education Welfare Service…

Education Welfare Service

The Stoke on Trent Education Welfare Service are a local team who have a vast knowledge of services and solutions. We have a wealth of experience in a wide range of strategies to improve school attendance. Our aim is to ensure all children and young…

Parental Requests for an Education Health and Care Assessment

Parents have the right to request an EHC Assessment: The following people have a specific right to ask a local authority to conduct an education, health and care needs assessment for a child or young person aged between 0 and 25: the child’s parent a…

Young Person Request for an Education Health and Care Assessment

Young People have the right to request an EHC Assessment A young person between the age of 16 and 24 can request their own EHC Assessment. The following people have a specific right to ask a local authority to conduct an education, health and care…

Support for Parents in HM Armed Forces

Service families moving around the U.K. often find themselves in confusing situations because different arrangements for education are in place across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. These differences may relate to: different ages for moving between phases of education; different examination and assessment systems; a…

Personal Budgets

A Personal Budget is an amount of money identified by the Local Authority (LA) to meet a child or young person’s individual assessed needs for support as set out in an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan where the parent or young person is involved…

Supported Internships, Traineeships and Apprenticeships

Stoke on Trent Local Authority remains committed to continuously improving and delivering the best educational and career opportunities so that you can achieve your full potential through education as you progress to the world of work. In the UK there is no reason why students…

Special Educational Needs Matrix for Schools

Reasonable Expectations of Educational Settings and the Local Authority to make provision for children and young people with Special Educational Needs This new SEN Matrix has been developed to support the process of meeting the individual needs of all children and young people with special educational needs.…
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