EHC Plans

What is an EHC Plan and who can request one for one for my child?

The purpose of an EHC Plan, which replace Statements of SEN, is to make special education provision to meet the special educational needs of a child or young person, to secure improved outcomes for him/her across education, health and social care and, as he/her gets older, prepare for adulthood. An EHC Plan will contain;

  • the views and aspirations of you and your child,
  • a full description of his/her special educational needs and any health and social care needs, establish outcomes for your child’s progress, specify the provision required and how education, health and social care will work together to meet your child’s needs and support the achievement of the agreed outcomes
  • You, your child (where appropriate and aged 16 and over)and/or the school, usually the SENCo or Head teacher, can request that the local authority conduct an assessment of your child’s needs. This may lead to an EHC Plan.

How will you help me to support my child’s learning?

There may be suggested strategies or activities for you to do at home to support your child’s learning. We sometimes run parent/carer workshops in school to help you understand the strategies used in school. In addition, we may be able to signpost you to access individual training in specific support strategies relevant to your child. The SENCO may also support you with strategies, resources and ideas for supporting your child’s learning at home. You may have an opportunity to meet with other professionals involved in supporting your child.

How is support allocated to children and how do they move between the different levels of support in school?

From September 2015, Golborne & Maxilla is recognised and supported by the borough as having an enhanced SEN offer. This allows us to provide a wider range of support and interventions, and identifies us as a centre at which good SEN practise can be shared with other settings.The Head teacher, in consultation with the school Governors, decides the budget for SEN provision on the basis of the needs of the children in the school. The Head teacher and the SENCo discuss the effectiveness of the school’s current interventions and provisions and prioritise an action plan, which may include additional or alternative interventions, staff training and equipment needs. This process is reviewed regularly to ensure the best possible intervention is provided to those children who require additional support to learn.

How will the school know that the support has made a difference to my child’s learning and how can I and my child be included in this review process?

Your child’s progress will be assessed both in terms of his/her regular learning within the class and with regard to specific intervention programmes. The impact of the support given is carefully measured to ensure that the learning outcomes have been achieved and if not, what adaptations are necessary. It may be decided that a further period of support would be beneficial for your child. You and your child will be kept informed and encouraged to be actively involved at all stages of this support.

What support will there be for my child’s happiness and well being at Golborne & Maxilla Children Centre?

At Golborne & Maxilla we believe that the happiness and well being of all our pupils is paramount. All members of staff take this aspect of school life very seriously. You can be confident that in particular your child’s key person, the teaching staff and the SENCO are available to provide support to match your child’s needs.  You should also feel free to contact your child’s key person if you have any concerns.

How is my child included in all the same activities as his/her peers at school?

Golborne & Maxilla is an inclusive school and committed to providing equal opportunities for all children. Off site educational visits are made available to all children. When necessary the school will make reasonable adjustments to ensure that children with SEN and/or disabilities are included in all activities. You should also feel free to contact your child’s key person if you have any concerns.

How will Golborne & Maxilla Children Centre support my child in transition stages?

We liaise closely with the nursery your child is transferring from. We are able to discuss with the relevant teachers any individual needs and how best to support your child in school. Golborne & Maxilla makes arrangements to ensure there is a smooth transition when your child transfers to his/her primary school. We transfer information to the new school to ensure staff are aware of individual needs, progress and effective support strategies. Please contact us for further details.  If your child has an EHC Plan, we will participate and/or facilitate its review in sufficient time prior to him/her moving between key phase of education. You will be kept informed of these arrangements and asked to attend the reviews.

Who can I contact if I have a complaint about the SEN provision for my child?

Initially speak with your Child’s key person, the SENCO or the head teacher. Hopefully they will be able to address your concerns, who may direct you to the school’s Complaints Policy and Procedure

If I have any other questions about my child at Golborne & Maxilla, who can I ask?

  • The key person
  • The SENCO/Head teacher
Term dates

Autumn Term 2018

  • term starts Wednesday 5th September
  • half term break occurs – Monday 22nd  October to Friday 26th October 2018
  • back to school from half term Monday 29th October 2018
  • INSET Day Friday 16th November
  • last day of term Friday 21st December 2018

Spring Term 2019

  • term starts – Tuesday 8th January 2019
  • half term break occurs – Monday 18th February to Friday 22nd February 2019
  • back to school from half term – Monday 25th February
  • last day of term – Friday 5th April 2019

Summer Term 2019

  • term starts – Wednesday 24th April 2019
  • half term break occurs – Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May 2019
  • back to school from half term – Monday 3rd June 2019
  • last day of term Friday 19th July 2019

Autumn Term 2019

  • term starts – Wednesday 4th September 2019
  • half term break occurs – Monday 21st October to Friday 25th October 2019
  • back to school from half term – Monday 28th October
  • last day of term – Thursday 19th December