The objective of this alpha was to redesign the current Education, Health and Care Plans system to make it more user centred, simpler, faster, and more cost-effective. The project aimed to automate and integrate many of the processes and sub-processes around well-defined user needs and outcomes.
The Special Educational Needs (SEN) assessment process is overly complex, convoluted and bureaucratic. There is too much paperwork and forms that require extensive manual data-processing, and the system is difficult for parents, children and young people, and professionals to understand and navigate.
The project team’s research indicates that by applying digital processes, analytics and AI, the production of Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) can be greatly enhanced.