Changes to provision

Support in school

Things are going to be different in school for a while. Schools are following Government advice with Children being grouped in ‘bubbles’ to minimise risk of virus spread.

As a result, the way teaching and support staff are organised across the school may have changed. If you have any questions about whether and how the support your child receives might have temporarily changed you can contact the SENCO at the school.

Specialist services are unable to see children and families face-to-face, and you may find they will be providing virtual advice and guidance until distancing advice changes.

Read the COVID-19 information from Suffolk Specialist Services

The Psychology and Therapeutic service guide to video calls for children and young people

 

EHC plans

The government introduced some new and amended legislation due to coronavirus. This means that for a temporary period there is some relaxation of duties to secure provision, and also around some of the timescales relating to EHC needs assessments and plans - but only if related to coronavirus.

It may mean that your child does not receive some of the special educational or health provision outlined in their plan or that a deadline is extended, but the local authority should let you know if this is the case.

 

Read more about the temporary changes to legislation around EHC plans

 

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