Individual Education Plans
Individual Education Plans also referred to as the IEP
The Ministry of Education and the Wikwemikong Board of Education require that every student who has been identified as exceptional must have an individual education plan (IEP) which is coordinated by Special Education Resource Teachers. A student who requires special education programs or services to be successful in school, but who has not been identified as exceptional may also have an IEP.
The IEP describes your child’s learning strengths and needs and identifies specific learning goals. It tracks student’s progress towards achieving their goals. Parent and/or guardian input is sought at this stage of IEP development as you have knowledge about your child the school may be unaware of. The level of support for students is indicated in the IEP under the subject area. The IEP also explains the special education services and teaching strategies the school will use to support their learning. In order to customize student’s IEPs, the special education team may gather information from various area such as:
- Parents & Caregivers relating to child’s personality, development, learning and preferences;
- Guidance Counsellors;
- Ontario Student Record (report cards)
- Previous IEPs
- Assessments: Medical, in-school, psychological-educational
- Representatives of community agencies or services
The Wikwemikong Board of Education also encourages student involvement in their educational goals. Students 16 years or older have the right to be consulted in the development and review of their IEPs and are encouraged to attend their IPRC.