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Level E/Level F funding

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Cheeka Thu 01-Sep-16 15:12:15

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youarenotkiddingme Fri 02-Sep-16 09:07:27

No idea but we are going through refusal to assess tribunal atm and la tried the 'question if he has a dx of ASD' as their defence.

Maybe it's a thing hmmconfusedgrin

Ineedmorepatience Fri 02-Sep-16 17:43:34

SLT is an educational need therefore provision for it it should be in part F! There is case law for this, LA's know it should be in part F, do not accept it!

What does the banding equate to? They should be writing hours not banding because band E could be changed to 2hrs next week and there would be nothing you could do about it!

I think you should contact IPSEA, SOSSEN, Education Equality, Talking SENse or one of the other charities that can help you.

Do you have an Independent Supporter?

Ineedmorepatience Fri 02-Sep-16 17:44:50

The thing with the diagnosis too, it could be a clerical error! Send it to them again or better still hand deliver it if you can!

MeirAya Sat 03-Sep-16 01:46:29

They're taking the p* and assuming you don't know the law and won't follow this through.

1) Speech therapy is an educational need. Case law. End of story.
2) Internal financial arrangements like 'band E' arent 'quantified and specified provision' as law requires
3) bet you a Mars bar you'll soon hear 'Ah yes, but ASD is a medical diagnosis, not necessarily an educational need'

MeirAya Sat 03-Sep-16 01:53:41

Dear LA. I expect you to follow the law, and amend DS ehcp accordingly- in particular, putting speech therapy as educational provision and quantifying & specifying some actual provision, not waffling about your 'bands'.

If this is against policy, please just finalise and issue, and I'll look forward to resolving the issues at mediation and/or Tribunal

Hugs xx

Ineedmorepatience Sat 03-Sep-16 09:06:02

gringrin @Meir .

youarenotkiddingme Sat 03-Sep-16 09:16:54

I forgot how much I loved you Meir blush just so simply worded but so hard hitting

MeirAya Sat 03-Sep-16 20:09:39

I think in bullet points, not essays 😄

JudyCoolibar Sun 04-Sep-16 00:02:25

Level E and F funding will be something local to you. It is unlawful to describe support in terms of local banding arrangements, because it would mean that the LA could change your child's provision by changing the amounts allocated to different levels and you wouldn't have any right to appeal against it. If, say, your EHCP says your child is entitled to 30 hours a week 1:1 and one hour a week SALT, then that is what your child must get irrespective even if the band level allocated isn't enough to cover that. But that does make it all the more important to specify support properly in section F. If they don't want to, refer them to the stuff about what should be in section F in paragraph 9.69 of the Code of Practice.

So far as SALT is concerned, refer them to the bit about section F in paragraph 9.69 which says that medical provision that educates or trains - which SALT undoubtedly does - must be in section F.

Cheeka Sun 04-Sep-16 18:05:39

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Cheeka Sun 04-Sep-16 18:26:31

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youarenotkiddingme Sun 04-Sep-16 20:20:24

They aren't particularly quantified!
But they can be.

For example - 1:1 for 10 minutes every day to increase my vocabulary is semi specific.
To quantify it you can add something like - I will be able to read the first 50 HF words by X term.

Some one more knowledgable than me should be able to help with this

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