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In this section school staff talk about their experiences as a member of the IEP team and how the IEP process works in different environments – Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and New Zealand Curriculum.

Note that school staff could include the classroom teacher, teacher's aide, specialist teacher, and Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCO), and, at time, other members of the school staff and Ministry of Education Special Education staff.


Te Marautanga o Aotearoa

Mahere Mātauranga Motuhake Te Aho Matua

Individual Education Plan Te Aho Matua

Cindy Fox, Special Education Adviser and Tokararangi Totoro, District Māori Adviser explain how they worked together with the IEP team, to adapt the  process for a kura kaupapa setting using the principles of Te Aho Matua.


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Download documents

Te Aho Matua o ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori (February 2008) – information sheet on how to incorporate principles into the IEP process; downloadable PDF

Te Aho Matua - Ed Gazette Supplement (PDF, 262 KB)

He Kōrero Hei Whakamārama Te Mahere Mātauranga Motuhake, Te Aho Matua – information about Individual Education Plan (IEP), Te Aho Matua (TAM) and Mahere Mātauranga Motuhake (MMM); downloadable PDF

Te Aho Matua IEP Information sheet (PDF, 163 KB)

Mahere Mātauranga Motuhake, Te Aho Matua Individual Education Plan Te Aho Matua – IEP template for kura kaupapa Māori; downloadable Word doc

Te Aho Matua - IEP for kura template (Word, 115 KB)

New Zealand Curriculum

In this series, Special Education Needs Coordinators (SENCOs) and Specialist teachers talk about how to create a successful IEP process; IEP meetings and formats, assessment and how to include family/whānau voice, student voice and the whole school community.

Please note at the time of recording Specialist teachers were called "Additional teachers".

Building school capability

SENCOs and Specialist teachers talk about the importance of building school capability through establishing effective relationships, clear communication systems, and agreed roles and responsibilities.

They identify supportive leadership and collaborative teaming as critical factors in the development of the IEP process.


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Effective team building and reflective practice

SENCOs and Specialist teachers talk about school systems that enhance effective team building engaging with families and reflective practice.

A range of strategies for developing collaborative goal setting and ongoing review are given.

There is a particular focus on regular planning meetings and the central role of the class teacher for supporting the learning of all students in their classrooms.


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Sharing information and celebrating success

SENCOs and Specialist teachers discuss ideas and strategies for sharing information with the school team and the wider school community so student success is celebrated and acknowledged by all.


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