Phase Transfer EHC Plans - What Parents Should Know
- AuthorLydia Dunford
Parents should have now received the final EHC Plans for their child who is due to transfer into a new stage of education from September 2017; the 15th February was the deadline for EHC Plans to be issued for pupils transferring into either primary or secondary school, and the 31st March for pupils progressing into post-16 provision. However, some Local Authorities are only managing to issue EHC Plans within the last few weeks. If parents have received a final EHC Plan and are unhappy with the contents, then it is important to lodge an appeal as soon as possible in order to try and obtain a hearing date before September. The Education Department at Watkins Solicitors have many years’ experience advising on preparing transfer appeals. If you have received a final EHC Plan, and are unhappy with the contents, then do contact the Education Department for further advice on appealing ahead of the start of the new academic year.