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Deadpool2 Tue 09-Apr-19 01:12:46

Anyone experienced difficulty with naming a school on ehcp? Council is supportive but school states will challenge if named. D already thinks going to the school and scared will miss being placed altogether. School only reason says can’t support needs of D financially though EHCP is for min hours. D suppose to start y7 in Sept!

RubberTreePlant Tue 09-Apr-19 01:18:34

Financially? But funding comes with the ECHP, doesn't it? Is the problem the slightness of the specified provision?

strathmore Tue 09-Apr-19 02:55:16

Financially? But funding comes with the ECHP, doesn't it? Is the problem the slightness of the specified provision?

Depends on LA- but in many LAs the EHCP funding doesn't even touch the cost. Schools have to contribute the first £6000, then say we get £6000 flat rate for an EHCP/high needs funding but as an example full time support for a child with medical needs including lunchtime will be about £25,000 with all on costs. Living wage LA etc

Monty27 Tue 09-Apr-19 02:59:24

What's echp? hmm

smurfy2015 Tue 09-Apr-19 04:08:42

Monty27, educational health care plan

Alicewond Tue 09-Apr-19 04:15:25

There’s only a limited funding for schools for teaching assistants, they need these for children with EHCP. They can only take x amount per year

Deadpool2 Tue 09-Apr-19 20:14:28

It’s for 20 hrs D has dyslexia and section I states the school and LA to find the provision - asked for clarification from LA

Deadpool2 Tue 09-Apr-19 20:18:03

Was already put off one school as they said they were having cuts and won’t have any TA’s. I get that budgets are strapped but what does that then mean for D? No school place as he is too expensive to support sad

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