My Views

It is really important that you say what you like and dislike and what you want to be able to achieve in the future.

Did you know?

The law says that you should be involved as much as possible. Your views, needs and wishes should sit at the heart of the plan.

Everyone must listen to your views and feelings, your dreams and goals and the support you need to achieve them.

Have you got a One Page Profile?

A One Page Profile has all the important information about a person on a single sheet of paper under three simple headings:

what people like about me,

what’s important to me

and how best to support me.

A One Page Profile can be a great way of sharing with school or others the most important information about yourself.

one page profile template (for editing)

one page profile template (for printing)

Depicts a template 'what do people like and admire about me, what matters to me, how best to support me.

Other free templates for downloading can be found here: One-page profile templates – Helen Sanderson Associates

Have you thought about a vocational profile?

A vocational profile is a document that can be used as way of helping you to plan what work you would like to do in the future.

It is a way of putting together your thoughts:

  • what you like and don’t like.
  • It can help you to choose what you want to do.
  • It is a helpful way to share your views.

Your vocational profile should be done with help from a trusted adult who can help you to discuss your choices and fill in a form. It might be someone from school or college or a young person’s worker.

The form will include things like:

  • What you enjoy and what you are good at.
  • What you would like to do when you are older.
  • What is important to you,
  • What kind of support helps you best.

Your vocational profile should be kept up to date with new information like if you do some work experience or your views might change.

You should take your vocational profile with you when you leave school or college.

If you have an EHC plan you can ask for a summary of your vocational profile to be attached to it.

Here are some examples of what a vocational profile might look like:

Example from ndti – the National Development Team for Inclusion (opens editable PDF)

Example from The Careers and Enterprise Company (opens editable PDF)

Other resources to help you share your views and feelings

You might like your family or school to help you share what matters to you using this What Matters Island sheet:

What matters island (for editing)

What matters island (for printing)

Or maybe you’d like your family or school to help you explain what a good day and a bad day looks like for you:

Good day/bad day (for editing)

Good day/bad day template (for printing)

This booklet has different resources which may help you as you get older:

Planning my future life (for editing)Planning my future life (for printing)

The above resources have been created by the National Development Team for Inclusion:

Preparing for Adulthood: All Tools & Resources – NDTi

Keeping it simple

Or maybe you’d just find it easier to take some photos and email them into school to show what kind of support helps you best.

Why not try making a PowerPoint about your views?

You can show it to your teachers so they can have a better understanding about you.

Download an example presentation(PDF, 141KB).

All About Me diagram of views and interests

Things to think about

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What do you like doing at home and at school?

What is difficult at home and at school?

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Would you like anything to change? What and why?

What do you think might help you at school?

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What would you like to do in the future?

What can other people do to help you do your best?

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