Collis Mediation Ltd
Collis Mediation Ltd

             EHC Needs Assessment Request Training

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After successfully providing the SEN Mediation and Disagreement Resolution Service for the Special Educational Needs departments of Local Education Authorities in the UK; we, along with Local Education Authority SEN Managers have collectively identified regular difficulties with EHC Needs Assessment requests with demonstrating the provision and impact of interventions on outcomes for children and young people with SEN.


This subsequently leads to a rejection to carry out an EHC Needs Assessment by the SEN Moderating Panel due to insufficient evidence to support the request.


As such, we now work with all learning establishment from early years to post 16 institutions delivering a half day awareness course regarding Local Level Support Plans and EHC Needs Assessment requests and discussing our experiences from over 300 mediations nationally.


The course is a 4hr event designed for SENCo’s, teachers, SENDIASS and other agencies; and covers the following topics-


  • Student Profiles
  • Local Level Support Plans: Assess- Plan- Do- Review
  • Notional Budget
  • Multi Agency requests for Assessment
  • What Makes a Good Support Plan/ EHC Plan
  • EHC Needs Assessment Request- Considerations for SENCo
  • Checklist of Information in an EHC Needs Assessment Request
  • Statutory Timescales
  • Moderating Panel Criteria
  • Disagreeing with the SEN Moderating Panels Decisions
  • SEN Mediation Process
  • Disagreeing with the EHC Needs Assessment Process or Drafting of a Plan
  • Disagreement Resolution Process
  • SEN Approved Code of Practice- The Critical Clauses
  • Q&A session


The outcome of the course is to:-

  • Reduce the time required by SENCo’s and teachers in preparing support plans and EHC Needs Assessment requests
  • Improve the quality of Local Level Support Plans and EHC Needs Assessment requests
  • Demonstrate the journey to a comprehensive EHC Needs Assessment request
  • Ensure Local Level Support Plans and EHC Needs Assessment requests are relevant to the SEN Moderating Panels criteria of considerations and;
  • Improve overall understanding of the SEN Approved Code of Practice relevant clauses, including how decisions can be appealed.


This course is bespoke for anyone working with children and young people with SEN; and is voluntary to uptake. The cost of the course is £179 + vat per attendee including refreshments; and there will be approximately 12 attendees per course.


If you are interested in up an coming courses, please contact us and we would be happy to discuss our training with you. Please also download our information leaflet below.

EHC Needs Assessment Request Training
Please download our information Leaflet
Collis Mediation EHC Training 071216.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.1 MB]


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West Yorkshire
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