The role of the SEND panel is to consider requests for Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan assessments, top up funding, agreement to proceed to statutory plans, non-statutory plans and draft plans. The panel considers requests for children and young people aged 0-25.
It has been acknowledged the importance of representatives from schools being part of this panel. The meetings not only benefit from the perspective and knowledge of Head teachers and SENCO’s, but they also allow individual Head teachers and SENCO’s to have an insight into the SEND Panel decision making process.
This letter is to ask you whether you and/or your SENCO would be interested in attending SEND Panel meetings during the next school year. Only one person from a school would attend at each panel, which could be you or your SENCO. You could alternate if you wish. You would be invited to attend on a rota basis, which involves about 4 or 5 meetings.