Planning support

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).

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Individualised Educational Programme (IEP)

An IEP supports learners who need their own specific support and learning outcomes.

Download IEP documents (PDFs)

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.

Download CSP documents (DOCs)

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