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Need to know
What you need to know to get started
The IEP process reflects the vision, policy and principles of The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.
Teaching and learning for all students in New Zealand schools, including those with special education needs, takes place within The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.
Inclusive education is where all children and young people are engaged and achieve through being present, participating, learning and belonging.
The Inclusive Education: Guides for schools website provides New Zealand educators with practical strategies, suggestions and resources to support learners with diverse needs.
In 2010, the Ministry of Education commissioned a review of the national and international literature around IEPs to inform their future use. ‘Review of the Literature on Individual Education Plans’. Mitchell, Morton and Hornby, University of Canterbury.
Vision, policy and principles
Success for All – Every School, Every Child (2010) (PDF, 1.1Mb) sets out the government’s vision of a fully inclusive education system. Confident schools, students, parents/caregivers, whānau, and communities are at the heart of this vision. The National Administration Guidelines (NAGs) provide the policy framework for IEPs, and the principles that inform IEP processes apply to all teaching and learning.