Pupil Friendly Individual Education Plans and Target Sheets: And other Pupil Friendly Resources


Gillian Shotton

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  • About the Author

    Gillian Shotton works as a senior specialist educational psychologist in Northumberland. She lives in Alnwick with her husband Keith and daughter Rosie. Gillian has written a number of books and journal articles including; ‘Emotional Wellbeing, an introductory handbook’, ‘The Feelings Diary’, ‘Promoting Emotional Literacy in your school’ and ‘Therapeutic Stories’. Her main aim in writing is to equip teachers and support staff to help children enjoy and achieve more in school. She is particularly interested in supporting children's emotional wellbeing as well as finding innovative ways to help them think and learn more effectively.

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    Naomi Robinson is a London based Illustrator/Designer who specializes in children's characters, youth culture and greeting card designs. Working mainly in publishing and marketing Naomi has a bold, colourful and adaptable style. Email //nyhagraphics@hotmail.com.


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    To Use the CD Rom for PC (Windows)
    • Put the CD Rom into your CD Drive.
    • Open ‘My Computer’.
    • Find the CD Rom (usually drive D:) which will be titled – ‘Template Pages’.
    • Select the file you wish to work from.
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    • Put the CD Rom into your CD Drive.
    • Double click on the icon titled – ‘Template Pages’ on your desktop.
    • Select the file you wish to work from.
    • Open this file then ‘Save As’ to your Hard Disk under whatever file name you wish to use (you cannot save any changes to these files to the CD Rom).
    • Fill in the form as directed in this guide. The table will expand as your typing fills the boxes. This may push the document template onto more pages, depending on the amount of text.
    • To print, save first then go to ‘File’ then ‘Print’.


    To Keith and Rosie for always being there for me. Caroline Dickinson (Head Teacher) for all your helpful advice and wisdom. Also thanks to Sarah Freckingham (Educational Psychologist) and John Kirton (Senior Educational Psychologist) for all your useful comments and suggestions.

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    Black, P. and Wiliam, D. (1998) ‘Assessment and classroom learning’, Assessment in Education, 5(1): 7–71. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0969595980050102
    Black, P. and William, D. (1998) Inside the Black Box: Raising Standards Through Classroom Assessment, London: King's College School of Education.
    Black, S.A., Jackson, E. (2007) ‘Using bullying incident density to evaluate the Olweus Bullying Prevention Programme’, School Psychology International, 28(5): 623–638. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0143034307085662
    Borba, M. and Borba, C. (1978) Self-Esteem: A Classroom Affair, Minneapolis, MN: Winston Press.
    Brennan, S. (1988) A Pupil Perspective on Records of Achievement, Research and Consultancy Report no15, Northern Ireland Council for Educational Research.
    Cefai, C. (2007) ‘Resilience for all: A study of classrooms as protective contexts’, Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, Special Issue: Educational resilience, 12(2): 119–134. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13632750701315516
    Department for Education (2001) Special Educational Needs Code of Practice, London: Central Office of Information.
    DCFS (2006) Government Response to the Education and Skills Committee Report on Special Educational Needs, Norwich: HMSO.
    DCSF (2007) The Children's Plan, Building Brighter Futures, London: Central Office of Information.
    DCSF, Pastoral Support Programmes, see the following web page: http://www.dfes.gov.uk/schoolattendance/publications/index.cfm
    DFES (2004) Every Child Matters: Change for Children in Schools, Nottingham: DFES publications (ref: DFES 1089/2004).
    DOH (1991) The Children Act (1989) Guidance and Regulations, Vol. 6, 6.6.
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    Hitlin, S. (2007) ‘Doing Good, Feeling Good: Values and The Self's Moral Centre’, The Journal of Positive Psychology, 2(4): 249–259. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17439760701552352
    Implementation Review Unit (2007) IRU statement on SEN and disability – meeting need, minimizing bureaucracy, Annestey, Nottingham: DfES Publications.
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