An Individual Education Plan (IEP) is a plan or programme designed for children with SEN to help them to get the most out of their education.
How is the term used by schools?
The revised SEND code of practice does not mention the term Individual Education Plan (IEP) which was recommended, but not required use, under the 2001 code. However, you may sometimes hear the term as some schools continue to use them as a method of planning SEN provision for their pupils.
All schools are required to have robust planning and reviewing arrangements, including SMART targets and a one page description of the pupil’s profile, which features the pupil’s own ‘voice’ and aspirations. These are required in the form of plan, do, review.
The term IEP is used in America to refer to an Individualized Education Program, which is a legal document under United States law that is developed for each public school child in the US who needs special education; it is a similar thing to the UK’s EHCP.
Perhaps you suspect your child has some learning difficulty and you would like advice on what you should do. Or perhaps it is becoming clear that your child's current school is not working for him or her, and you need help to find a mainstream school which has better SEN provision, or to find a special school which will best cater for your child's area of need. Our SEN consultancy team advises on both special schools, and the mainstream schools with good SEN support, from reception through to the specialist colleges for 19+.
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As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, The Good Schools Guide International offers the following guidance:
Determine the global situation and that of individual countries on government mandated school closures by accessing the UNESCO information on this link: https://en.unesco.org/themes/education-emergencies/coronavirus-school-closures.
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