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Norris Bank Primary School – Tabitha Smith is the Inclusion Co-ordinator and acting Deputy Head at Norris Bank Primary School in Stockport.

 

Person Centred Thinking Throughout the School Year.

As the new academic year begins, we have planned out a series of activities with person centred thinking high on the agenda. Having ended the school year on a high, with every single child having a One Page Profile, we need to maintain this enthusiasm.

We propose to focus on collecting in ‘Hope and Aspirations’ this half term. This was a very successful activity started last year. We sent home a star for parents to complete and return, sharing their hope for the coming year. This will be added to the One Page Profile, as a new heading. We will begin our November parents evening with the hope for the forthcoming year, and one page profiles.

Another activity for this Autumn term, will be to create One Page Profiles with all our new reception pupils. Our Reception teachers have a 30 minute meeting with parents on a 1:1 basis, to really get to know them and their child. This will be an ideal opportunity to find out what is important to each child and ways to support them, and begin their One Page Profile.

As part of our School Development Plan, we want to review our reward structure. As part of this review, we will continue to encourage teachers to use the ‘what’s great’ stickers. Once again, this information will feed into the One Page profiles already in existence.

The Spring term will be the time when teacher and pupils revisit, revise and update their Profiles. This will be an integral part of the SEAL programme of work entitled ‘It’s Good To Be Me’. Also, in the Spring term, we will develop an exciting project to really involve parents in a meaningful way in their children’s learning. We will develop the Home School Agreement to be much more person centred, meaningful and relevant.

The Summer term will be a time for parental input into the Profile, and we will allow plenty of time for editing, and any conversations that might emerge about parents views and teachers views. The Summer term is the time when we re-write the School Development Plan. Once again, we will involve the pupils in this, as we did last year.

As you can see, we are building on and adding to the One Page Profiles through the curriculum and through learning about each child’s ‘hope’ for year; extending our work with Appreciation Stickers; and embedding a person centred approach into our Home Schools agreements

We are looking forward to all this!