Individual Education Plans
At Saint Augustine’s we recognise that all students are individuals with individual gifts, strengths, and needs. This is why every student in Saint Augustine’s has an Individual Education Plan.
This is a written plan which documents the student’s goals and targets for the coming year, and the strategies which will be used to enable the student to achieve these goals. Individual Education Plans may cover such areas as behaviour, independent living skills, reading, maths, work experience and language skills.
Parents are invited to put forward their own suggestions and to consider ways in which they can support the student’s development.
Educator Support Team
The Educator Support Team initiative was implemented in September 2008.
The EST is any relevant group of people who meet to discuss the needs of a particular student. The EST group shares ideas, plans and co-ordinates interventions in an attempt to cater for the student’s individual needs. The EST can also offer support to a teacher in their efforts to meet the targets set out in a student’s Individual Education Plan. An IEP is prepared and the student’s responses to the interventions are monitored. Review meetings are scheduled for the weeks that follow to determine the student’s progress and develop new strategies to support them.
Keeping parents informed of the support being offered to their child is key to the whole process working. Liaison between home and school ensures that every student receives the level of support necessary for his or her success.
Three staff on campus act as co-ordinators for the EST and liaise with one another, receive referrals and arrange meetings.
Further information on EST:
EST Powerpoint Presentation