Special Education Needs Assessment Team (SENAT) (EHCP)


We are responsible for children with Special Educational Needs who have an Education Health and Care Plan, are requesting one, or who are going through the process of an Education Health and Care Needs Assessment. Find out more information about SENAT and it's processes.

We are made up of 2 teams:Team SOUTH and Team NORTH.

What we do:

  • SOUTH: Covers the all southern areas in West Sussex including Chichester, Bognor Regis, Midhurst, Petworth, Worthing, Steyning, Littlehampton, Angmering, Shoreham, Portslade and Hove and is responsible for all children and young people living in this area
  • Contact Team SOUTH: Email: [email protected] Tel: 03302223120
  • NORTH: Covers the all northern areas in West Sussex including Crawley, Horsham, Burgess Hill, Cuckfield, East Grinstead and Haywards Heath and is responsible for children and young people who live in these areas.
  • Contact Team NORTH: Email: [email protected] Tel: 03302222722
  • Both teams consider and then co-ordinate EHC needs assessments for new pupils, as well as oversee the monitor and review of existing EHCPs for those in their own area.

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Room 72 Ground Floor East Wing,
County Hall,
PO19 1RF


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  • Posted by michaelpledger41 on 21 Mar 23 10:58

    9 weeks consisting of - 23 - emails 43 - phone calls 1- answered phone call. And I have yet to receive the help I’m after for my son.

  • Posted by localoffer on 05 Apr 17 13:29

    "Dear Richard

    I am very appreciative of your support and help in sorting this out, thank you seems so weak but I am really thankful. I don't know if you realise what a huge difference you make by just showing you care.

    Have a lovely weekend

    Thanks x"

  • Posted by localoffer on 05 Apr 17 13:22

    Comment in regards to the online forms:

    "That is the advantage of the online system - I have all the information stored electronically in one place." SENCo

  • Posted by localoffer on 22 Mar 17 12:38

    "Hello Wendy,

    Thank you so much for replying to my email, I really do appreciate the support and information provided by yourself as well as Richard and Jaspal.

    I fully understand the efforts put in by SENAT, not just to find an appropriate place for x, but to offer help to Mr and Mrs X as well. I can see from all of the emails I have received that you have all done the best you can to help the family in their decision making process. As you have mentioned, it is important that a final decision is made so that a transition programme can be put in place as early as possible.

    Once again, thank you all for your help and support and for answering the questions I have put forward to you on behalf of X." SENCo & Designated Teacher

  • Posted by localoffer on 14 Oct 16 13:47

    "I just wanted to thank you for your support with x yesterday, and fantastic to have your back up. We wouldn’t normally make any fuss, and were rather emotional yesterday, but really do appreciate your help. Mrs Hawkins has been brilliant in solving our queries." This comment has been posted by the Local Offer Officer with consent from the parent carer.

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