One page profile
St Bernadette Catholic Primary School
Emotional Wellbeing Support for Home Learning and Returning to School
As we prepare for the end of term we know that our pupils are thinking about their next class and what it will be like.
To support them with transition we would like every pupil to create a one page profile that can be shared with the new teacher. This can be completed if they are staying at St Bernadette School or moving on to new school.
It is a really useful starting point and gives you a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the unique nature of your child and how best to support them.
One page profiles are used across a range of ages, you may find you want to do one for yourself (especially after lockdown and what is important to us all has been highlighted)
Have a look at the range of one page profile templates we have attached or be creative and make your own individual profile. Please stick to 1 page and use a font that is not too small.
Any concerns please contact school and we can help
What are one-page profiles?
A one-page profile is very simply a single sheet of paper with three headings –
- what people like and admire about me;
- what’s important to me;
- and how best to support me.
The aim of a one-page profile is to give a brief overview about a child or young person, outlining what others love about them, what they love doing, who they love being with, and how they like others to help them.
One-page profiles are not designed to convey detail, but to give an enticing and positive flavour of personality, strengths and aspirations.
A one-page profile provides information to use as a starting point for discussions about a child, their family and their life.
One Page Profile:
A one page profile is a summary of what we like and admire about our children, what matters to them and how best to support them.
They are a way for our children to have a voice in how they are supported and to have their strengths acknowledged and appreciated. This helps to raise their self esteem and confidence. They are also a great way as a parent to be able to share your “expertise” by explaining ways in which you support their child.
The idea of a One Page Profile is that any person can pick it up and quickly have an overview of what matters to the child, how to support them and also their strengths and personality.
What goes into a One Page Profile?
What do people like and admire about your child? Is it their smile, their sense of humour, their literal thinking, their memory, their hugs or something else? Is it that they persevere or perhaps they enjoy a challenge?
For your child, it can be a really powerful self-esteem builder to hear lots of positives about themselves..
What is important to your child? Is it a particular toy or perhaps a need for everything to be kept in the same place? Is it being allowed some time to play Minecraft each evening or having certain brand of crisps? Is it going to the local park? Do they prefer a certain type of swing?
This is not about what their needs are, e.g. something that keeps them healthy or safe; this is about what they like, what makes them happy?
How best to support me?
This section looks at how we can support our children, this is where we share those tips that we know work. Maybe it is important to your child to have a certain toy at home and you know that they will not focus without it, then to support them.
Maybe it is important to your child to have their socks a certain way, so people can support them by allowing them time to do this.
Maybe it is important to your child to do certain things in a certain order, again, people can support them if they know this and the order it has to be done.
Suggestions when producing a One Page Profile:
- Be as detailed as possible – if they like animals , which ones ?
- Ask other people what they think works; maybe what works at home is different to what works at school.
- Remember, it is about what is important to your child, not to you.
- Most importantly, remember to involve your child with each step. Nothing about me without me, as the saying goes.