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Any SENCOs here?

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Mendeleev Sat 12-Oct-19 07:28:48

Morning,
Very quick question.
If you are a SENCO, how long would it take to physically apply for an assessment for an EHCP? I don’t mean waiting for the response, just how long to do the initial paperwork if you have the bulk of the evidence in front of you?
Thanks.

langkaw Sat 12-Oct-19 14:17:31

If I have all the evidence then the paperwork would take about half a day.

Mendeleev Sat 12-Oct-19 14:20:05

Thank you very much lang.

Catwoman1985 Sat 12-Oct-19 20:10:40

It would take me a bit longer than this because of gathering everything together and the fact my local LA have launched new even longer paperwork. Maybe 1 day?

Mendeleev Sun 13-Oct-19 00:07:07

Thanks Catwoman. This is good to know.

PathOfLeastResitance Sun 13-Oct-19 21:47:10

A solid three days. Minimum. The weight of paperwork for my LA is disgusting.

Mendeleev Sun 13-Oct-19 21:56:07

Thanks Path. The paperwork seems to vary greatly from area to area.

Beveren Wed 16-Oct-19 07:15:31

It's usually quicker for the parents to do the application.

cabbageking Thu 17-Oct-19 22:52:30

If your Senco is part time, shared and gets a couple of EHCP applications at the same time, along with any pressing safeguarding/Ss\CIN meetings, is doing CPD or other it could take many weeks for each one.

Mendeleev Thu 17-Oct-19 23:21:30

Senco is full time and doesn’t teach at all. Although, granted, I believe there is another application going in at the same time.

Kuponut Fri 18-Oct-19 17:03:07

Our SENCO gets paperwork done ridiculously fast. She's bloody superwoman and I don't know how the heck she does it.

Have I mentioned I think she's flipping awesome?

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