Every child and their parents/carers are encouraged to attend the annual review of their child’s EHCP which enables us all to celebrate the short and long term achievements of pupils. It is also important for pupils and parents/carers to be aware of the targets set for their child to enable at least at expected progress from baseline assessment into the school and attainment outcomes for them at the end of Key Stage 4 (to be aspirational – in line with non-statemented pupils). This meeting is also an opportunity to discuss whether Elmwood School is the appropriate provision for the child and if a parent/carer feel that their needs are being met (as highlighted withinin the EHCP).

During the academic year 2020-2021, 47 out of a total of 74 meetings were attended by parents and carers (63.5%).  The views of parents and carers are important as they ensure that their’s child EHCP is relevant and up to date.  Attendance of meetings was hindered as a result of COVID restrictions.

Below are copies of the proformas that are completed/circulated ahead of review meetings taking place.



EHCP review leaflet for parents

My Views (EHCP)

The school adopts a Person Centred Plan from year 9 to support appropriate career pathways and preparation for adult hood with our Independent Careers and Guidance Advisor (Rachael Maybank) who can be contacted via email on postbox@elmwood.walsall.sch.uk.  This plan is reviewed annually and parental/carers involvement in this process is essential.

At a recent review a parent made the following comments on the parental comments proforma:

What has pleased you about your child over the past year (home or school)?

He has turned out to be a polite young man whyo amazes me everyday and he is very smart at School.

Do you feel that Elmwood School is still the most appropriate school for your child? Yes/No

If it wasn’t for this School he wouldn’t be the child he is today.

In your opinion what makes Elmwood great?

It’s a brilliant School.  If he did not attend it he wouldn’t be who he is today. Brilliant School.