I work in Hounslow and they are seriously considering a system called 'Education Support Plan' where this is an alternative to EHCP for children with significant needs. Criteria are as follows: 1.1 A School may apply for an Education Support Plan/Programme (ESP) where it considers that a pupil has special educational needs which would meet the threshold for an Education, Health and Care Plan, but does not require input from Social Care or Health in regards to their educational needs and the needs can be well met in the mainstream school with additional support. 1.2 This will include pupils who require speech therapy or occupational therapy in order to ensure access to the curriculum. It would not include pupils who require physiotherapy or CAMHS input 1.3 An ESP may be appropriate for pupils who have special educational needs which can appropriately be provided for in mainstream schools and may include specific or moderate learning difficulties; behavioural difficulties; communication difficulties, including low level Autistic Spectrum Disorder. The idea is that the school could secure additional funding in addition to the £6k per SEN pupil per year, providing that they can demonstrate that this is required and that the school is already spending in excess of £6k. Does anyone else have a similar system in their area? Does it work well? We have a meeting soon where we need to let the council representatives have feedback on their proposals. I am not sure it is the right way forward and would welcome feedback from others.