Dear SENCo / Headteacher,
Demand for EP time has been so great this year, that until further notice, we will be unable to take on new EP-specific contracts. That is, schools who have not purchased any EP time for the 2023-2024 period will not be able to purchase EP days. We will continue to monitor this situation closely, and provide updates moving forward. This will not affect non-EP contracts, and time remains available from our SLST colleagues, and from both the SEMH and Autism teams. Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Clinical Psychology time remains available also.
For now, those schools with current (23-24) EP contracts will be able to purchase additional, top-up time. However, this will need to be discussed and agreed on a case-by-case basis.
As always, we’d encourage you to raise any related issues with your coordinating EP / SLST.