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EHC for SENCOs - Annual Reviews (AR)

Guidance notes for the completion of the Annual Review forms

EHC plans should be used to actively monitor children and young people’s progress towards their outcomes and longer term aspirations.

They must be reviewed by the local authority as a minimum every 12 months. Reviews must focus on the child or young person’s progress toward achieving the outcomes specified in the EHC plan. The review must also consider whether these outcomes and supporting targets remain appropriate. (SEN CoP (2014) 9.166)


The review of an EHC plan and the progress that a child or young person has made towards their outcomes and longer term aspirations is the focus of the current plan in place.

The EHC plan must be a working document that acts as an encompassing guide for how a child or young person will continue to work towards their outcomes and aspirations over the coming year.


The meetings should look to review the current situation, but also they are planning meetings as well, looking to the future, setting outcomes, planning for adulthood etc.