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SENCo Statutory Advice Quick Links

  To help SENCos find the information they need quickly we have provide a set of quick links. Within the table below you can find quick links to the following topics:

  • Statutory assessment documents
  • Annual review documents
  • AfC SEND team contacts
  • Threshold guidance, mock panels

Statutory assessment documents​

Statutory timescales (page 5)

EHCP compliance checklist



EHC Needs Assessment Forms


The following forms can be found under Appendix 2 of the Golden Binder:




The following Education, Health and Care Plan templates are to be used by SEN, Education, Health and Social Care professionals and to be completed with a family once it has been agreed that a plan is needed. The following templates can be found under Appendix 3 of the Golden Binder:


EHCP Process Feedback:


Outcomes and Person Centred Planning

All the documents below can be found under Appendix 9 of the Golden Binder:

Annual Review Documents

The following templates and forms are to be used during an annual review and can be found under Appendix 6 of the Golden Binder.

Annual Review Feedback:

AfC SEND team

Contact details


Threshold Guidance

The guidance is intended to be used by schools, AfC officers, health professionals, social care professionals and families. It is a guide to the difficulties and challenges that pupils are likely to be experiencing when identified as needing special educational needs (SEN) support or statutory action (that may lead to an education, health and care plan (EHCP).

The aim is to ensure transparency and parity between schools in terms of identification and ensuring clear expectations regarding the support provided at each step. Any specific interventions or assessments named in the guidance are intended as examples rather than as endorsements or requirements. Needs and strategies included in this document are not intended as checklists, but as guidance that can be interpreted flexibly according to the needs of the pupil.

  1. SEN Threshold Guidance - Pupils of school age Year 1 to Year 11 2nd edition
  2. SEN Threshold Guidance 2nd edition - summary of changes
  3. SEN Threshold guidance for young people aged 16-19+


EAL Guidance 

A Guide for Teachers of EAL Pupils (opens a pdf)