If progress is not being made or your child’s needs cannot be met with addition support the school will, in consultation with parents or carers, submit a request for involvement. This stage can include putting in place a My Support Plan, further assessments of needs, observing lessons, a programme of specialist sessions from an advisory teacher.
My Support Plan should identify how the delegated budget and access to services through the Local Offer can be made to support the child/young person, as well as how a range of professionals are offering support.
MSP is a framework to record:
MSP is not a statutory document. However, it is the document which educational settings (including Pre-5 and Post-16 settings) will use to request a statutory assessment. It forms the basis for the subsequent EHC Plan (if determined as appropriate) and should remain in place, even if the decision is to not proceed to a statutory assessment. You can download the Wakefield MSP documents here:
A flow chart of a pathway of support for children, young people and their families can be downloaded here.
As a result of the My Support Plan meeting further advice, evidence gathering or referral is need. Once further advice/evidence has been gathered/received a further Planning Meeting is held.
Following this the coordinated support will either end, continue or move to phase 3
A request for a statutory assessment for an Education Health and Care Plan can be made.
This can be done when the My Support Plan demonstrates that a coordinated plan is already in place AND where the child/young person needs something which is additional to or different from the support in Bands 1 - 3 of the Wakefield SEN Matrix. You can download the SEN Matrix here.
Last reviewed: 25/11/2019