Tania’s note: A parent post today, but it’s not a personal tale of an experience with the new Education, Health and Care Process. Instead, it’s a lesson for everyone involved in the SEND system that you may well be grateful for.
In fact, Bren Prendergast, or @bjpren as you may know her if you’re on Twitter, is an SpLD Tutor as well as the parent of a child with additional needs. Bren won cases against her LA after they threatened her with court action over her son’s non-attendance due to issues with his school. Bren volunteers for a large charity that gives free legally-based advice. She also assesses students for Access Arrangements for their exams. On her Twitter bio, Bren describes herself as “Often outspoken, definitely opinionated”, and her post for us today is one you should bookmark or print. It’s about the EHCP process or, as Bren describes it, The Great EHCP Swindle….