We would like to introduce One Page Profile method by which we will improve planning things and activities for your children. This tool was developped as a part of an individualised approach to a child. In the Czech Republic we are among first using this tool.
One page profiles have been developed by the Learning Community for Person Centred Practices, and are based on the person centred thinking tools.
A one page profile is a summary of what matters to the young person and how to support them well.
Why use them
- One page profiles capture important information to enable teachers to personalise learning for each young person. This information enables teachers to be aware of the strengths, interests and specific support needs of their pupils.
- They are a way for the young person to have a voice in how they are supported in school, and to have their strengths and what is important to them as an individual acknowledged.
- One page profiles are also a way for parents to share their knowledge and expertise on how best to support their child.
- They are a way to share information between staff, for example when supply teachers have to cover a class.
- One page profiles grow and develop over the school year and can be the basis for more detailed person centred plans.
- They can be customized to reflect particular areas of a young person.
How can they be developped
- A one page profile is developed by bringing together contributions from the young person, their parents, teachers and teaching assistants. This creates a rounded picture of the young person that reflects the young person’s views and everyone’s expertise.
- Once the one page profile is developed, it can be updated and shared at different points in the school year, culminating in a new version ready to go home with the end of year reports.
- You can gather information about the young person by using class based activities specifically to develop sections of the one page profile, having one-to-one conversations using the fill in sheets to record information, making posters that young people can complete about themselves, gather information from parents by asking them to complete fill-in sheets that can be sent home or having one-to-one conversations to obtain important information