What does a good Section F in an EHCP look like?
Section F of an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) should contain specific details of the special educational provision to meet all of the special educational needs specified in Section B of the EHCP.
The provision set out in Section F of the EHCP must be detailed and specific. The only relevant issue is whether the provision is required to meet the child’s needs (not whether resources or services are locally available). If the contents of Section F are unclear it is possible that the special educational provision will not be delivered in the right quantity, by the right person or even at all.
Independent SEND Consultant Garry Freeman looks at what factors make for a good, lawful, purposeful and impactful Section F and why that is the case. His training session also clarifies the legal requirements around Section F and what actions a school can take to try to make Section F lawful and impactful.
Your £10 purchase gives unlimited access to Garry’s training session for your whole school
This session has already had great feedback from SENCOs.
– Understand why Section F is so important –
– Appreciate what makes a good Section F in practice –
– Know how to critique a Section F of an EHCP and what steps to take to improve it –
Who is the session aimed at?
SENDCos, Headteachers and Local Authority SEND professionals.
*One purchase gives access for your whole school*
All staff at your school can watch and rewatch the training session as often as you like.
“Valuable law based help for SENCos. I’ll change the way I approach reviews and provision mapping now – having done them for the past 8 years!”
Louise Harper, Assistant Headteacher and SENCo – Turing House School
“The Q&A at the end was really useful.
Signposting on the slides to the legislation was also very helpful.”
Sarah Jones, Operations Director – Worthing High School
“Really clear guidance backed up by legislation. I will be able to disseminate this information to SENDCos to enable them to feel confident when in discussions with LAs.”
Sara Walton, Director for SEND & EAL – The Kemnal Academies Trust
“It has made me investigate our SEND budget with my Headteacher and School Finance Manger and made me more focused on fully understanding the law around SEND.”
Elaine Morris, Acting Deputy and SENCO – Manor Field Infant School
“Good value for money. Very clear and helpful.”
Bridget Loughran – St Mary Magdalene’s RC Primary School
“Lots of useful info.”
Samantha Saville, SENDCO – All Saints CE
“Clear and informative. I particularly liked the ability to download information after watching.”
Carole Long, Governor – Stratford sub Castle School
About the Creator
Garry Freeman / Independent SEND Consultant
An independent SEND Consultant, Garry has 43 years of previous teaching and leadership experience in secondary and special schools throughout West Yorkshire and Lancashire.
He has been instrumental in shaping SEND provision across England as a Whole-School SEND Reviewer, a National SEND System Leader and project lead for local authority improvement support. Garry has been an Associate Consultant for Nasen and Chair of their 0-11 Advisory Group. He is a highly skilled, driven and committed SEND leader, supporting schools, trusts and local authorities in a wide range of educational improvement priorities, focusing on caring, positive leadership and the management of change. Garry writes extensively for a range of educational publications. As a skilled and intuitive leader of SEND and inclusion, Ofsted described his practice as “beyond outstanding……..inspirational!”
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