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Answer: Mostly in the hearts and minds of
the student and those who
have worked, or are working, with the student. And a very small
percentage, exists in filing cabinets somewhere .
How might this knowledge be acquired, aggregated,
organized and presented to better inform those who are working, and will
work with, each student?
Answer: The Support Planner has been developed as a
partial answer to these key questions
The Support Planner is a tool for planning,
managing and monitoring support for students and those who work with
them. It also allows users to gather information around the student's need for
support; to monitor progress and focus school development initiatives.
Note: Information on this site may not exactly match your
school's current version of the Planner because of on-going development
including how to acquire the Planner
Phone 03 6331 5413
or 0408 465 305
Schools are complex places. The ways in which a
school acts to support its students activities involved are the outcomes of
conversations. Capturing key data to inform these conversations may be made easier by the use
of a suitable
This is the best tool ever
- Speech Pathologist
It certainly has
transformed what we are doing and how we go about student management.
We actually know for the first time where
we are all going! -
High School AP
The Planner was working really well - it makes it
possible for us to carry out what we are doing much more efficiently. It also
allowed us to use the data in more useful ways. -
District High AP
This is what StIMS should have been.
IMB staff member
One of the things that I love about the Planner is this sharing of our practice.
- Primary Principal
One scenario - check out your interest
To see if the Support Planner might offer you and those with whom you work
something of value take ten minutes to work through this scenario
with a colleague or two (or just by yourself).
About this site
This site is designed to help you
- Think systematically about using
data to support students, their teachers and families
- Learn about databases
and how they can help you plan and manage support actions
- Acquire the Support Planner for use in your school
- Assign roles and
develop procedures to that end
- Learn from the experiences of other current
The concepts underlying the development of the Student Support
Planner are that
1. The Planner is best used as
- a communication device (rather than a record keeping device), and
- an index of what there is to know.
2. The aim is help ensure the success and well-being of all
- their teachers,
- their families
- other school staff members
3. The goal is to reduce the need for student support by
providing informed and timely support
4. The tools may be used to capture, organize
and communicate key information to inform successful actions
5. Important Notes:
The data does not become information
until it enters into conversations between those involved
And in these conversations knowledge,
actions, and arrangements
continually constructed (and reconstructed).