We are delighted to announce that Watkins Solicitors are in the process of becoming a dementia-friendly law firm, starting in January 2018. We are now members of the South Gloucestershire and Bristol Dementia Action Alliance, and planning to extend this in Bath where we have recently opened a new office...
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.