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Last updated on 20 June 2017
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As school leaders, you do all you can to support children with SEN however, there are times when you legitimately can't meet the needs of a pupil with an EHC plan. Read our article to find out what you need to know and what you need to do to give your school the best chance of challenging this placement.

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  1. You must admit a child if your school is named on their EHC plan
  2. You can contest the placement...
  3. ...but not on the grounds of funding constraints
  4. Your response to the LA consultation is your only chance to state your case, get it right!
  5. What if a pupil currently at your school has been awarded an EHC plan and you now can’t meet their needs?
  6. Are there any options for us if the LA decides to name our school anyway?
  7. If you are still unhappy with the response from the DfE, you can appeal for a judicial review

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