The objective of this alpha is to redesign the current Education, Health and Care Plans system to make it more customer-centric, simpler, faster, and more cost-effective. The aim is 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.
Our research indicates that by applying digital processes, analytics and AI, the production of Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) can be greatly enhanced.
Funding granted: £99,000