Working with Personalised Learning Plans (PLPs) is one of the best possible ways of increasing the engagement of parents/caregivers in student learning. These are the reasons.
In situations where PLPs are in use, marked improvements in attendance, engagement and academic performance are often reported.
PLPs map the pathway that a student needs to follow to achieve learning goals at least commensurate with standards expected for all students. PLPs describe a clear destination for the student in terms of goals for learning. They identify the potential obstacles that might impede a student getting to their goals, and chart a course through them.
In essence, teachers, in conjunction with students, parents/family and other support people, construct a PLP for a student by answering four key questions:
More detailed information can be found in 'Core Issues 10: Using Personalised Learning Plans', which can be accessed through the link to the right of this page.