Who are we
We are the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Team, which is part of the School Support Service for Bedford Borough Council. We perform two roles:
Education, Health and Care needs assessment
Our team deals with requests for Education, Health and Care (EHC) Needs Assessment.
We explain how the process works and provide parents/carers/young people with information about services that can support them.
If we agree to carry out an assessment, we will gather information about the child/young person from educational settings, parents and other professionals within agreed statutory timescales.
When the assessment is complete, we will decide whether to write an Education, Health and Care plan for the child/young person.
Monitoring of Education, Health and Care plans
Once an EHCP has been written and finalised it is our responsibility to monitor the provision outlined on it, through the Annual Review process, the Annual Review meeting is held by the educational setting that the child attends.
To do this we regularly gather key relevant information about the child/young person’s needs and progress that will ensure statutory obligations are met.