Individual Education Plan (IEP)

‘A document that helps teachers track students’ progress against individual learning goals. It should be completed by the teacher in close coordination with the child’s parents, and as much as possible, the child himself. In schools where children are taught by multiple teachers (e.g. subject teachers or co-teachers), the adults should work together to ensure that the IEP is well-informed, and closely followed. In the case of children with disabilities, the IEP can also help to adopt a holistic approach to the child’s development and overall autonomy, linking educational, rehabilitative and social aspects. Therefore, it is advisable to involve also health personnel and social workers in its development whenever possible, thus creating a multidisciplinary team’ (Save the Children, 2016: 23).

Save the Children. 2016. Inclusive Education: What, Why, and How – A Handbook for Program Implementers.  London: Save the Children. Retrieved from: