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Prospective

PART 2 E+WADDITIONAL LEARNING NEEDS

CHAPTER 2E+WINDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT PLANS

Local authority reconsideration of governing body decisions and plansE+W

27Reconsideration by local authorities of plans maintained under section 12E+W

(1)Subsection (2) applies where—

(a)a governing body of a maintained school maintains an individual development plan for a registered pupil under section 12(1) or 12 (3) , and

(b)the child or young person or, in the case of a child, the child's parent requests the local authority responsible for the child or young person to reconsider the plan with a view to it being revised.

(2)The local authority must reconsider the plan and decide whether or not to revise the plan.

(3)Before it makes its decision, the local authority must inform the governing body of the request and invite representations from the governing body.

(4)If the local authority decides that the plan should not be revised it must notify the child or young person and, in the case of a child, the child's parent of—

(a)the decision, and

(b)the reasons for the decision.

(5)The local authority must give a copy of a notification under subsection (4) to the governing body.

(6)If the local authority decides that the plan should be revised, or is ordered to revise it by the Education Tribunal for Wales, it must prepare a revised plan and either—

(a)direct the governing body to maintain it, or

(b)exercise the power in section 28(6) to take over responsibility for maintaining the plan.

(7)The local authority must give a copy of the revised plan to the governing body (for provision about others to whom a copy must be given, see section 23(11)).