Your child’s school should have been told by the LA at least two weeks before the start of term which children with EHC plans will require an annual review meeting (para 9.172, the Code).

This means that school should have known when your child’s review was coming up and planned for it. If the school has not planned for the review, or is unable to carry out the review meeting for some reason, the meeting must still go ahead.

It is the LA’s responsibility to make sure that the annual review process is carried out in accordance with the law. So, if school cannot arrange the meeting or attend it for some reason, the LA will need to step in. You can remind your LA about this and its duty under regulation 20(1) of The SEND Regulations 2014.