We need the needs of most pupils with additional support needs in day-to-day education. We use formal plans when there is a need for
- detailed planning for learning
- major changes to the curriculum
- coordinating support from school and other agencies.
These plans include
- individualised educational programmes (IEPs)
- coordinated support plans (CSPs).
Individualised Educational Programme (IEP)
An IEP supports learners who need their own specific support and learning outcomes.
The IEP contains
- detailed information about the learner
- general approaches to be used to meet their needs
- learning outcomes both long and short term
- resources and methods required to achieve the outcomes
- the responsibilities of all involved.
This allows staff to plan for progression and monitor how the pupil is learning.
Information from a supporting learning profile can inform and complement the IEP.
Coordinated Support Plan (CSP)
A CSP is a statutory document introduced by the Additional Support for Learning Act. We use it to coordinate support between schools and partner agencies, such as health or social work.