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Negotiated Education Plan

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Rachel Peckover

on 1 November 2013

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What are Negotiated Education Plans and how are they implemented in schools?
What is a NEP?
Who is eligible for a NEP?
Who is involved in creating a NEP?
What does an NEP look like?
What do the NEP templates look like?
One Student, One Plan
A NEP Example
Opinions of current teachers
“NLP’s take more effort to administer but give a better more meaningful learning experience.” – Judy, primary teacher

"...children are not always included in the planning process" - John, secondary teacher

"They are useful in allowing parents, teachers and other professionals such as specialists to collaborate to help the learning needs of the child." – Pam, junior primary teacher.
Each child is 'entitled to equal opportunity of development of his own capacities, be they large or small in range…each has needs of his own, as significant to him as those of others are to them’
John Dewey

Herrick's Liz, 2001. The evaluation of the Negotiated Curriculum Plan in South Australia. International Education Journal Vol 2, No 4
Limitations , Criticisms and concerns
of Negotiated Education Plans

Purpose of the NEP is to bring together the key stakeholders to negotiate the needs of the student. This is not as successful if the school and parents lack training in the NEP process.

The success of an NEP relies on the inclusion of the student’s parents in the development process, and valuing their input.

An NEP must be regularly updated during schooling.

NEP’s have been criticised for being too complex and requiring too much paperwork.

Teachers don’t know how to use them.

There is not alot of easily accessible information on NEP’s.
Can take on numerous forms due to the school and teacher designing it
Templates to guide teachers
These templates non-compulsory
New One Student One Plan being developed
Will replace all the education plans including NEPs
Gives a holistic and comprehensive record
Will be an online system
Reduces the workload of teachers

Benefits include:
Telling 'their story' less
Having access to quality relevant services
Accessing data and information updated and communicated in real time
DECD, 2013, One Student One Plan, www.decd.sa.gov.au/mediacentre/a8_publish/modules/news_64_new/details.asp?ID=1477
Special Education Resource Unit, 2013, Publications, web.seru.sa.edu.au/NEP.htm
The Negotiated Education Plan is a structured plan to help educators, families and learners to develop a negotiated curriculum based on the needs of the learner and the SACSA framework.

The NEP is compulsory for students identified as eligible for support under the Students with Disabilities Policy.

If a student has a disability, as described by the 2007 DECD Eligibility Criteria the school will develop and implement a NEP.

The NEP includes background information on the student, their strengths, needs and learning goals.

School students

have a NEP if they are
verified by an educational psychologist or
speech pathologist as having one or more of
the following specific disabilities:

Autism Spectrum Disorder
Global Developmental Delay
Intellectual Disability
Physical Disability
Sensory Disability (Hearing or Vision)
Speech or Language Disability

The child's school
The child's teacher
The child's parents / caregivers
The child
The child's doctor or specialist
Important aspects to remember when writing a NEP
Reflect high expectations for the student and be an ongoing assessed document.
Ensure the learning outcomes are
connected to the curriculum and also
support high achievement by the student.
An NEP should be accessible, achievable, manageable and understandable to all involved in the process.
Identify the student's strengths, interests, motivations, hopes and dreams.
Include what accommodations need to be made, what teaching strategies will be used to support the child and appropriate assessments methods.
Identify any concerns, needs and barriers to learning.
Include parent input and student input
and relevant information about social,
emotional and behavioural issues.
Government of South Australia, 2011, Special Needs Learning Plan <http://www.sa.gov.au/subject/Education,+skills+and+learning/Schools/Curriculum+and+learning/Learning+plans/Special+needs+learning+plan>, Viewed 21st Oct 2013
DECD, 2012, The Negotiated Education Plan (NEP) <http://www.decd.sa.gov.au/speced/pages/specialneeds/NEP/?reFlag=1>, Viewed 22 Oct 2013
Different Names for a NEP:
NEP – Negotiated Education Plan
IEP – Individual Education plan
ILP – Individual Learning Plan
PLP – Personalised Learning Plan

NLP – Negotiated Learning Plan
NCP – Negotiated Curriculum Plan

Student profile;

Southern Suburbs DECD school - approx 500 students
Indigenous student
Barriers to learning

Following instructions
Staying on task
Difficulty with thinking and problem solving
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