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21. What is an Indiviudual Education Plan?

Some children at Stage 2 support will be provided with an Individual Education Plan. This enables children who have difficulties in many areas to focus on specific targets.

 

Our IEPs will only record that which is additional to or different from the differentiated curriculum plan which is in place as a part of provision for all children. Three or four short SMART targets will address the underlying reasons why a pupil is having difficulty with learning – they will not simply be “more English” or “more maths”.

 

It is our aim as a school to ensure that all children are involved in their own education. Children will be involved in all aspects of the IEP process and have an ownership of their targets. Discussions will take place with the child about their strengths and difficulties and targets will be put in place accordingly. Children will be involved in discussing ways in which they can achieve their targets and who and what will help them to do so. Children will have ownership of their IEP and reward themselves when they feel they have met their targets. They will also have an input in their IEP review and share their achievements with their parents.

 

Our IEPs will be based on informed assessment and discussion between class teachers and the SENCo and will include the input of outside agencies, if necessary. They will be in a manner that is manageable and easily monitored and therefore will be monitored and evaluated termly. We invite parents/carers to the review meetings and encourage them to have input into the process by completing the ‘IEP Review Preparation Form’ prior to the review. On this form parents/carers have the opportunity to highlight any concerns they have. These comments are taken into account when the IEP is created and will be points of discussion during the meeting. The IEP will also provide some home targets for parents/ carers to work on with their child at home.

 

To see an example of one of our IEP's please click the link below 

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