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What is an individualised educational programme (IEP)?

Last updated: 15/07/16

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An IEP is a detailed plan for your child’s learning. It usually describes your child’s additional support needs and the type of support they require. These plans set out short-term aims and goals for your child and the methods that will be used to help to reach them. An IEP may include activities you can [read more...]

Should my child’s individualised educational programme (IEP) be reviewed?

Last updated: 15/07/16

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If your child has an IEP (or similar plan) it should be reviewed regularly, usually every school term. You and your child should be involved in this. The targets can be checked and if they have been reached, new ones can be set. If the targets have not been met, the targets and support can [read more...]

When should a child have an individualised educational programme (IEP)?

Last updated: 15/07/16

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The law does not say which children should have an IEP. All children will have a personal learning plan which records the progress they are making with their learning.  If your child needs more detailed planning – for example if they need changes to the curriculum, help from an outside agency, special equipment in class [read more...]

Am I entitled to a copy of my child’s co-ordinated support plan (CSP)?

Last updated: 15/07/16

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Yes. The CSP is a confidential document. Only the education authority, the school, you and your child if over 16, will have a copy of it. It will be available to the team working with your child. For further information please see Enquire factsheet 13 – Co-ordinated support plans and  The parents’ guide to additional support for learning . [read more...]

What can I do to make sure my child’s co-ordinated support plan (CSP) is up to date?

Last updated: 15/07/16

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Your child’s CSP must be reviewed every twelve months to make sure that the support it describes is still suitable for your child’s needs. You will be invited to a review meeting. The review meeting will consider if the aims and goals set out in your child’s plan have been achieved, whether any new aims [read more...]

How long does it take to open a co-ordinated support plan (CSP)?

Last updated: 15/07/16

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It should take no longer than 16 weeks for the education authority to prepare your child’s CSP. However, there are exceptions to this. For example, if the education authority has asked another agency such as health for help and they have not replied in time or if the agreement to open a CSP is made near [read more...]

Should I be involved in preparing my child’s co-ordinated support plan (CSP)?

Last updated: 15/07/16

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When a CSP is being prepared the education authority should ask you and your child for your views, as well as collect information from relevant professionals. You may be asked to attend meetings to discuss the content of the draft plan. The plan should be sent to you for final comments. For further information please [read more...]

My education authority has decided not to open a co-ordinated support plan (CSP) for my child. What can I do?

Last updated: 14/07/16

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As a parent you can appeal to the Additional Support Needs Tribunal if you want to challenge a decision about a CSP. If you want to make an appeal (called ‘a reference’) to the Additional Support Needs Tribunal you can contact them to ask for advice. The Tribunal’s website is  www.asntscotland.gov.uk or you can ring their helpline [read more...]

Which children need a co-ordinated support plan (CSP)?

Last updated: 15/07/16

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A child may be considered for a CSP if: The education authority is responsible for the child’s education and The child’s additional support needs are likely to continue for at least a year and The child’s additional support needs are due to one or more complex factors or to multiple factors. (A complex factor is [read more...]

What is a co-ordinated support plan (CSP)?

Last updated: 15/07/16

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A CSP aims to make sure that the additional support your child receives is properly co-ordinated. There are specific reasons why a CSP will be needed, see Which children need a CSP? A CSP will describe your child’s strengths, your child’s additional support needs, and your child’s educational objectives. It will also describe the support [read more...]

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