Personalised Learning Plans

My Learning Plan

Activity: Develop Personalised Learning Plans.

Following is a small sample from a Year 4 class, all turning nine this year.

  • Darren W – can count up to 68 and is learning his letters.
  • Darren R – very good at number and the letters of his own name; still to come to grips with reading and writing.
  • Anna S – will do anything to please and is eager to learn. Has bowel problems and is sometimes kept home from school.
  • Rachael C – reads and writes fluently and is number literate.
  • Patrick O – has difficulty holding a pencil/pen and is slow to complete tasks, which he finds frustrating.
  • Stephen A – brilliant artist who is not really interested in numeracy and English literacy, but quite capable.
  • Craig B – at year level, but is teased constantly about his Aboriginality.

How would you go about developing a PLP for these students?

  • Select two (you can give them any other characteristics you like) and describe your process.
  • In doing so, can you design a visually attractive pathway?


Developing and implementing PLPs at the whole school level: A checklist.
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Aboriginal [and Torres Strait Islander] Education in Diocesan Catholic Schools: NSW.
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Guide to developing Personalised Learning Plans for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students – A professional learning resource. January 2011, Commonwealth of Australia

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