A very buzy end to the summer term.
Last month I explained about a training session held for teachers, teaching assistants and parents, in order that One Page Profiles can be established for every child throughout the school. All adults involved in the project were given the booklet written to explain this project (One Page Profiles – a Guide for Schools), and I have seen them being referred to often. At the end of this project, I will be collecting and evaluating the thoughts of the parents helpers; what would they do differently to make the system run even better next time?
As the end of term looms ever closer, we have been working with a very tight schedule. However, there is an amazing buzz of activity, and within the next two weeks every child will have their draft one page profile to take home. The feedback from the teaching assistants and the parent helpers has been so very positive. They have really enjoyed working on a 1:1 basis with children, finding out information that was new to them. It certainly does give a rounded picture of the children. We have used many of the parent helpers to type up the information, as well as gathering it.
We have been pleased with the return rate of the ‘stars’ sheets and the ‘top tips’ sheets form home. We intend to send home drafts for checking, with a covering letter explaining how, as these are ‘live’ documents, they will be worked on and added to as the new academic year progresses. We will draw attention to the one page profiles at regular intervals throughout the year; initially at the ‘Meet the Teacher’ evening to be held in September, and then again at the November parents evening.