All students, depending on their age and
phase of learning, will have an Individual Education Plan (IEP), an Individual
Curriculum Plan (ICP) or a Senior Education and Training (SET) Plan that
identifies their key learning goals and guides their curriculum delivery. A
team of therapists and nurses is based at the school to inform and support the
Both the Individual
Education Plan (IEP) and the Individual Curriculum Plan (ICP) are a shared
decision making process which brings parents /carers and professionals together
as a collaborative team to assess and determine needs and learning priorities. The
IEP and ICP process, with active parent involvement, is a key aspect of
curriculum development and delivery for teachers. Documentation of both IEP and
ICP goals and progress over a six month period fosters a culture of continuous
monitoring, assessment and review.
students, when entering the 'transition' phase of their education, utilise a
PATH process to help develop their Senior Education and Training (SET) Plans.
These are formulated and reviewed regularly to help frame learning and
transition to post school goals for each student. These learning goals cover
areas of self-care, socialisation, behaviour, home-skills, and curricula.
The process for the development
of each of the three individual student plans used at Red Hill Special School
is similar and consists of a number of stages:
1. Information Gathering: All persons who
regularly work with the student should contribute to, or be part of, the team.
2. Meeting: In order to ensure the meeting is productive, careful preparation is needed both by the family and the
3. Design: Base line data should accurately
reflect current level of functioning of the skill highlighted in a goal
statement, which is a critical element of the plan.
4. Implementation: Skilling of all team
members in appropriate teaching strategies and monitoring activities may be
5. Evaluation and Reporting: The evaluation
stage contributes valuable information for planning, serves as the basis for
reporting to team members, including parents, and enables priorities to be
considered as part of the continuing planning process.