NEP Process

The purpose of the NEP (Negotiated Education Plan) is to support access, participation and achievement in the mandated Australian Curriculum for students with disabilities. The NEP is compulsory for students identified as eligible for the Disability Support Plan under the Students with Disabilities Policy.

The NEP process brings together educators, parents/caregivers, learners and other stakeholders to determine the needs and learning priorities of the child/student. The outcome is a concise working document which summarises the educational plan for the learner. The process is dependent on the ongoing collection and analysis of information to address the learning and wellbeing needs of learners.

The NEP directs and informs teachers learning programs.  An important element is to record information that ensures families do not have to keep telling their “child’s story”. The process will be supported by the intensive collection/review of information at particular times in the learners journey eg when a student is first verified, at major transition points.  A NEP does not document everything that will be taught.  It describes how stakeholders will support the learner to achieve optimal learning outcomes.

At The Grove NEP meetings are held in term 1 and reviewed in term 3 each year.