What is a PLP?
A PLP is a Personalised Learning Plan.
Personalised learning recognises the individual
strengths, needs and goals of students and that
schools respond to these differences and learning by
tailoring to meet each student’s need.
Is there a difference between
PLPs and IEP/ILPs? PLP
Extension or Acceleration
Parent, student, teacher meetings
Student ownership of learning
Knowledge of Indigenous
Why Are We Doing This?
To close the gap in literacy and numeracy standards
between Indigenous and their non-Indigenous
counterparts and increase the rate of Year 12
attainments with students completing their
Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).
Or in short….we want to see the boys succeed!!!
How Will PLPs Help?
will help by:
What Is Our Role As Teachers?
Become co-learners with students
Working in teams of teachers to support students
Facilitate learning at school, home and in the community
Improving connections between student learning, curriculum, instruction,
classroom-based assessment, and national testing
Implementing a rigorous curriculum, assessment and reporting differentiated to
each student's personal interests and abilities
Problematizing learning and making it real world relevant
Emphasise the value of basic literacy and numeracy skills and 21st century
Below are the AITSL Standards that directly relate to teacher professional
practice and personalised learning plans.
1.4 – Strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
2.4 – Understand and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to
promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
3.1 – Establish challenging learning goals
6.3 – Engage with colleagues and improve practice
7.3 – Engage with parents and carers
As a teacher professional you must continually ask yourself
these three questions in relation to your teaching practice.
1. What are my strengths as a teacher?
2. Does your approach to teaching and learning enable
students to thrive and survive?
3. What areas do I need to build on to improve my teaching
and learning practices?
Teaching in a multicultural classroom with both Indigenous and
non-Indigenous students can be challenging. It is important to
take stock of our own cultural beliefs and values and how these
might impact our Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.
1. What personal lenses and assumptions do you bring into the
2. How do your own beliefs, behaviours and perceptions
contribute to the culture within your school or classroom?
3. How can you use this knowledge to build on the strengths and
capacity that already exist within your school and community?
The central focus of the PLP process is:
Identifying what students already know, what they need to do to reach or exceed mainstream
standards, and how best they can do it
Setting clear targets against key learning, and if appropriate, behaviour and attendance outcomes
Developing and applying curriculum appropriate with personally targeted teaching and learning
strategies to communicate knowledge and key skills and deal with different paces of learning
Monitoring, reviewing and revising each student’s learning goals and procedures to achieve
Working to undo barriers to learning, whatever their causes, including fostering the best possible
conditions for learning
Why Is It Important?
Getting to know your students is one of the most critical aspects of quality
teaching and learning practice. For many years these beneficial and necessary
conversations about student learning have not occurred between teachers,
students and families.
“Our people and the kids pick up fairly quickly if your fair dinkum or gammin,
basically. By you going to those homes shows that respect for them and that
you value them and that you’re willing to develop some sort of relationship with
them and that you are fair dinkum about their kids. For some people that’s the
challenge because it’s difficult for young teachers and some of those older,
experienced teachers to get out of their comfort zone and go and do that. Can I
also say that as an Indigenous person that it’s difficult aswell, that doesn’t come
(Yolanda Coutts, Lockhart River SS).
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