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EHC Plans

As part of the SEND Reforms that were introduced in September 2014, all Statements of Special Educational Needs must be converted to an EHC Plan by April 2018.  This was completed for all students at Catcote Academy in the 2016/17 academic year.

EHC Plans contain information about a child or young person’s needs in Education, Health and Social Care.  They are a legal document, meaning that the support set out must be provided by the relevant agency.  If it isn’t, parents can make an appeal to the SEND Tribunal.


From Year 9 onwards, EHC Plans focus on long term life outcomes that will best prepare a young person for adulthood.  We consider outcomes in 4 areas:

  • Good health
  • Education and employment
  • Independent living
  • Friends and relationships

EHC Plans remain in place for as long as a young person needs specialist support in education, up to the age of 25.