The first article reflects our experience perfectly. Except we’ve been having problems with low self esteem and school refusal since reception- and a school saying ‘he’s fine’ up to the SATS, when they finally had to acknowledge that he’s not fine. Still no EHCP, but we’re getting the documentation together to apply ourselves.
TBH it wasn't a lot more than we had before, BUT it did give us the trump tops when we moved school as we went straight to the top of the list as we met the criteria for children who were priority pupils for admission - ie adopted/in care with EHCp disabilities
Good luck with your application. Just keep on emphasizing the struggle your child has over and above other children.