Additional learning needs: Decision-making process

3. What is a One Page Profile?

A One-Page profile is a page full of positive information about a child or young person which enables people to get to know the person, the things that are important to them and the best ways to offer support.

It contains important information that needs to be shared with everyone who supports and works with the child or young person. It ensures that appropriate support is in place and forms the basis for planning the personalized provision for the learner. 

The use of one-page profiles is standard practice in all of our schools and not exclusively for children and young people with additional learning needs. A one-page profile supports schools to be person-centred and inclusive.  

One-page profiles include three key pieces of information along with a photograph of the learner and their full name, with their consent:

  • What people like / appreciate about the child or young person;
  • What’s important to the child or young person (family, friends, interests, hobbies etc.);
  • Best way to support the child or young person.

If it decided during the person-centred meeting that the learner requires additional learning provision, then they would require an Individual Development Plan.