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Hiya everyone. I am having a hard time with my twin's EHCP at the moment. Both in very different ways. And I feel so confused. About how it all works, what it's supposed to do... we applied together with school for one twin because school told us we should, it couldn't do any harm, only help with transition to secondary school. And I applied together with school for the other twin, against their wish - but in the end together with them after all - because I think school is not doing enough for him at the moment and he needs more support.
The first EHCP was accepted this summer, after I threatened to appeal (very weird, and I was then more or less blackmailed into agreeing to it in the current form- but that was partly my mistake because I took too long to react because I didn't fully understand...). In any case, the EHCP we have now, is very vague, doesn't describe needs adequately and is factually wrong in some details. (School currently provides 1-1 the whole school day, which is really needed, whereas in the EHCP is only says "instructions may need to be repeated".) The second EHCP was not even rejected in the past 11 months. But because it went through our SENCO, I do not have any contact numbers I could call. And when I called SENCO, she always tells me "you should have heard something, maybe have another look" and "I'll speak with them and let you know next week". We went through such email exchanges now three times since the begin of the pandemic - which doesn't make things easier. I was patient due to the circumstances, but I am beginning to regret that. - I don't really know what to do... I had a look at IPSEA but it all seems like I have to have an idea what I really want. And I feel like I don't understand all this enough.
I would like to speak with someone who know about this, explain our case, and get some advise on what I can and should expect and ask for. ... Any recommendations where to turn to for support?