From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.
For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA
Schools must develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for every student in Out-of-Home Care. This plan should be developed by the Student Support Group.
The purpose of an IEP is to describe a set of strategies to address the particular educational needs of the child or young person in Out of Home care.
“ We meet once a term. Corey is a vital part of each meeting. It's important that he knows the meetings are not just adults making decisions for him,” - Barry, Student Welfare Coordinator.
To download a copy of the Individual Education Plan template, see:
Developing an IEP is an opportunity to recognise and discuss social and behavioural difficulties and concerns a child may have.
The IEP should:
- outline a meaningful educational program
- be age appropriate, holistic in its approach, flexible and future orientated
- consider key long-term goals that reflect learning outcomes in social, academic and life skills development
- establish short-term goals that will lead sequentially to the achievement of long-term goals
- ensure that the goals are measurable, achievable, supported, time-framed and aim to retain the student at school
- clearly articulate individual and shared responsibilities
- provide guidance for the Student Support Group
- contain a record of important decisions, actions, student behaviour and progress
- be a useful transition tool
- be reviewed every six months at minimum, or as regularly as needed.
For a useful reference when planning an IEP, see: Looking After Children