What’s in the Profiles?
Student Personality Profiles include information about:
- Personality characteristics
- Personality Style overview
- Relationships & Communication
- Communication in Group / Teams: Strengths & Potential Stretches
- Learning Preferences
What are the Benefits to Students?
Helping Students to:
- Develop their self-awareness and recognise and value the natural strengths associated with their personality – an important first step to building wellbeing and confidence
- Acknowledge and work on their ‘stretches’ in a positive ‘can do’ way (for example: being more organised; persevering with non-preferred subjects or learning methods, such as independent learning; handling confrontation), which also helps to build confidence, resilience and personal independence and remove barriers to learning
- Enhance their empathy and social skills – improving relationships and team working through increased understanding of, and respect for, individual differences
- Cope with and reduce stress, and handle conflict situations and their resolution more confidently, for example, through familiarity with individual differences in communication style and why clashes may occur
- Develop their understanding and management of their preferred study styles, and strengthen their independent learning and revision skills
- Make more informed choices relating to GCSE subjects, courses of study and preferred careers
- Use their awareness of their natural strengths (and interests) as a starting point for exploring career choices that apply these. Focusing on natural strengths/interests will boost students’ confidence, motivation to develop skills, knowledge and expertise – and enjoyment!
- Confidently build an effective CV that reflects their strengths
- Prepare for the transition from one stage to another – for example, from Primary to High School, High School to College, College to University or the Workplace.
What are the Benefits to Schools?
- Practical tool to help staff provide optimum support for students
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- Framework for holistic development of students
- Providing themes and strengthening teaching and learning in PSHE lessons, assemblies and registration/tutor groups, etc., including: Self-awareness; Mental Wellbeing; People Diversity; Relationships; Empathy; Bullying; Respect; Resilience; Aspirations; Learning Goals; Careers; CVs; Transition and Change
- Helping boost aspirations and remove barriers to learning, including with ‘hard-to-reach’ students
- Context for individual mentoring and counselling, and managing stress
- Tool for enhancing relationships and resolving conflict, such as personality clashes and bullying
- Optimising student support by providing Teachers and other adults with a greater depth of insight into individual students’ learning preferences and needs, for example, preferred and non-preferred teaching methods, desire for a structured or flexible classroom, step-by-step facts or big picture theory, level of need for teacher contact and feedback, whether they are natural independent learners or require coaching in this area
- Affording Teachers with a new perspective on their students’ personalities and personality dynamics within a class or group, informing teacher/student relationships, interpretation of behaviour, classroom management, lesson planning, seating plans and group/team combinations, for optimum learning
- Providing Teachers and other adults with additional valuable information about personality and likely stressors to help them manage particular situations more effectively, for example, when mentoring or supporting a student who is under stress, or when resolving conflict/bullying/relationship difficulties.