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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.

 

The story so far…

NBseptblog1I was introduced to the concept of person centred thinking and One Page Profiles by a parent who had used this approach to ‘introduce’ her child to their new teacher. The One Page Profile clearly describes what people like and admire about this child, what is important to them from their perspective and how best to support them. I immediately saw that creating a One Page Profile seemed very important for some of our pupils on the SEN register. The One Page Profile explains ways to work with and help each child, and ultimately should influence the way that child is taught within school. The Profile is a wor king document, added to on a regular basis. It forms the starting point of discussions with new teachers and anyone else who might work with the children.NBseptblog2

 

Initially, we thought that we would work with a small number of our SEN children.  Such a document would be invaluable for Supply Teachers, and also act as a record of the systems and approaches to behaviour and work that help the child. However, on reflection we felt that there was one class where there were a number of children that would benefit from the Profile. We did not want one group of children to feel that they had been singled out, and therefore we decided to work with the whole class. To read about what we did click here and for further details of the journey click here.