Individual Learning Plan process

Small group students in class

All students with special needs have an Individual Learning Plan (ILP). The ILP outlines specific short term goals in four focus areas, based on the long term goals identified in previous Student Centred Appraisal of Needs meetings.

The ILP team for each student includes parents/carers, class teacher, executive teacher and other interested parties such as the school psychologist and therapists.

The four focus areas of an ILP are:

  • Communication and social needs
  • Living skills/personal care, motor skills
  • Cognitive needs
  • Transition needs

The ILP process runs throughout the year:

Term 1

  • ILP drafted in consultation with the ILP team, based on previous year's ILP, supporting plans and final report
  • ILP and any supporting plans finalised and signed by the end of the term.
  • Copies sent home and filed at school
  • Students' individual learning programs written, based on each students' ILP

Term 2

  • ILP reviewed by ILP team in conjunction with the Semester 1 ILP report at the end of semester parent/teacher meeting
  • Progress on achievements of short term goals recorded on the ILP and kept on file
  • Adjustments made to the ILP in consultation with ILP team and recorded on the ILP
  • Copies of updated ILP sent home and kept on file

Term 3

  • ILP continues to inform each student's individual learning program in the classroom
  • Adjustments to ILP made as needed, in consultation with ILP team
  • Copies of updated ILP sent home and kept on file if adjustments are made

Term 4

  • Progress on achievements of short term goals recorded on the ILP and kept on file
  • Semester 2 ILP report completed and sent home
  • Option of reviewing progress with class teacher before the end of the year