What is an IEP?

The term `IEP' (Individual Education Programme) is widely used and often confused. Many people have come to see it as a document to access teacher aide hours and resources. This is not its purpose. The term has a range of meanings. It can represent:
The complete cycle of assessment, planning, provision and evaluation
The meeting at which the individual needs of a student are discussed 
A plan for an individual student 
A documented programme for an individual student
 Sometimes the term `Individual Transition Plan' is also used for students as they prepare to leave school.
At Sommerville every student has an IEP that identifies key goals to enable them to access the rest of the school and classroom curriculum.