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22. What is an Individual Behaviour Plan?

Some children may need Individual Behaviour Plans in order to focus on specific areas of their behaviour.

 

It is our aim as a school to ensure that all children are involved in their own education so an IBP consists of two documents; one for members of staff and one for the child.

 

The child document will be created with the child so they are aware of their targets and the support that is available to them. . 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 IBP and reward themselves when they feel they have met their targets. They will also have an input in their IBP review and share their achievements with their parents.

 

The staff document will be created with the team of staff that are involved in the child’s daily routine. A meeting will be conducted to discuss the child’s triggers and to agree on strategies that all staff need to adopt in order to support the child. This document is then shared with the whole teaching staff during staff meeting to ensure all are aware of the strategies in place.

 

Our IBPs 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 ‘IBP 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 IBP is created and will be points of discussion during the meeting. The IBP will also provide some home targets for parents/ carers to work on with their child at home.

 

 

It is our schools aim to involve children in all decisions affecting them, however due to the age range of the children in our school this can sometimes be difficult. Some young children will not have the level of maturity required in order for them to be able to take ownership of their plan. Every child will be involved in a way that best suits them and this will be decided by the SENCo after an assessment of each individual child.

 

Please click on the link below to see an example of an IBP

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