Education support plans
An education support plan helps you get the most out of school and overcome problems you might be having with your education. Your plan may include:
- what your education needs and goals are
- what help and support you will need to reach your education goals.
How do I get a plan?
You will be involved in developing a plan when:
- your school is told that you have been placed in care with a foster or kinship carer, or in a residential placement.
- you move schools.
A support plan meeting to discuss and develop your plan is arranged between yourself and your:
- parents or family members (only with your permission)
- school teacher/s, principal and guidance officer
- Child Safety Officer (CSO)
During the support plan meeting, you can talk about:
- your educational goals and plans
- what you're good at and enjoy doing
- what you want help with
- what you need at school to reach your goals
- sport and friends.
What can I do?
To help get the plan that best suits your needs, you should:
- talk to your CSO, carer or teachers about what your goals are, and what you think about your education
- go to the support plan meeting and ask questions like:
- what support and help can I get to meet my goals?
- who can help me?
After the meeting, you’ll get a written copy of your plan and information about the outcome of the meeting.
When is my plan reviewed?
Plans are reviewed at least once a year or when anything happens in your life affecting your plan.
For more information about education support plans, talk to your:
- teachers, school guidance officer or year coordinator from your school