Portsmouth Local Offer

For children, young people and their families with a special educational need or disability.

Guidance and Forms

*Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP)

This section contains links to the most popular entries for parents and carers on Education Health and Care Plans. They are legal documents which set out a child or young person’s special educational needs and the support that is required to meet these needs, including a suitable educational placement. They focus on intended outcomes and the steps that need to be taken to achieve those outcomes.

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Annual Review Form and Guidelines for pupils from Foundation Stage up to and including Year 8

The Annual Review Form and Guidelines for pupils from Foundation Stage up to and including Year 8 can be found in this section.

Tel: 023 9284 1238

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Annual Review Form and Guidelines for pupils in Year 9

The Annual Review Form (Transition to Preparing for Adulthood) and Guidelines for pupils in Year 9 can be found in this section

Tel: 023 9284 1238

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Annual Review Form and Guidelines for Year 10 pupils onwards

The Annual Review Form and Guidelines for Year 10 pupils and onwards can be found in this section.

Tel: 023 9282 2251

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Annual Reviews

This section contains links to all information in relation to Annual Reviews of Education, Health and Care Plans which feature on the Portsmouth Local Offer.

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Annual Reviews - Guidelines for completion

In this section you will find Guidelines for completing Annual Review Reports for pupils from Foundation Stage up to and including Yr 8, for Year 9 pupils and for Yr 10 pupils onwards.

Tel: 023 9284 1238

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Attendance, Admissions, Exclusions & Reintegration Service

Information for parent Carers whose children have been or are at risk of being excluded from school on a fixed period or permanent basis. The guidance is designed to help you understand the process of exclusion, and what your rights as parents/carers are.

Tel: 023 9284 1419

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Colleges - Information on Education, Health and Care Plans

This section contains information on Education, Health and Care Plans specific to colleges.

Tel: 023 9284 1238

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Colleges/Post 16 Provision - Forms to support the request of an Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment

In this section you will find the Preparing for Adulthood Profile of Support and Evidence Form for colleges/post 16 providers to support the request of an Education Health and Care needs assessment.

Tel: 023 9282 2251

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Colleges/Post 16 Provision - Guidance and Forms for Education, Health and Care Needs Assessements

This section contains guidance and templates relating to Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments .

Tel: 023 9282 2251

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Early Years - Request for Education, Health and Care needs assessment

In this section you will find the Early Years Request for EHC Needs Assessment Form and the Profile of Need

Tel: 023 9282 2251

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Early Years Information

A range of information relating to Early Years which features on the Portsmouth Local Offer

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Early Years Panel

The panel is a group of professionals from the Speech and Language Therapy Service, the Community Consultant Paediatricians, Early Years Advisory Teacher Service, Health Visitors, Educational Psychology Service, Portage, Head-teacher from Willows, and the SEN team. It meets regularly to make sure that we are aware of pre-school children with special needs and that we have plans in place to support the children and their families and to ensure a smooth transition to school.

Tel: 023 9284 1316

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Education Health and Care Plans - Timelines for Parents

This information is intended to provide parents and carers with a guide as to the timescales involved in the Education, Health and Care Plan process.

Tel: 07825 185608

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Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) - Information for parents/carers

This section contains links to information on Education, Health and Care Plans specifically for parents/carers.

Tel: 023 9284 1238

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Elective Home Education

Portsmouth City Council's guidance and leaflet for Parents Educating their Children at Home

Tel: 023 9284 1419

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Elective Home Education - Frequently Asked Questions

This short leaflet aims to answer frequently asked questions on elective home education.

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Evidence Writers Guidance for Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments

This section contains guidance for professionals who will be providing assessment and advice and reports for Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments.

Tel: 023 9282 2251

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Information Sheet on 'Amending an Education, Health and Care Plan following a move into area'

An information sheet providing information on amending an Education, Health and Care Plan following a move into area.

Tel: 02392 841238.

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Information Sheet on 'Amending an Education, Health and Care Plan for Year 9 pupils onwards'.

An information sheet on 'Amending an Education, Health and Care Plan for Year 9 pupils onwards'

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