The following decisions are part of the  National Trial:

  • a decision by the local authority (“LA”) not to issue an education health and care plan (“ EHC plan”) following an EHC needs assessment
  • a decision by the LA not to carry out a re-assessment for a child/young person who has an EHC plan
  • a decision by the LA not to amend an EHC plan following a review or re-assessment
  • a decision by the LA to cease to maintain an EHC plan
  • the description of the child/young person’s special educational needs in an EHC plan
  • the special educational provision specified in an EHC plan
  • the school or other educational institution named in an EHC plan

This means all appeals except refusal to assess decisions can be included in the National Trial.