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How useful is pupil voice for pupils with SEN?   Audio link from Advanced Training Materials.E-learning materials commissioned in response to a Government recommendation, following the Lamb Inquiry (2009). They are designed to support teachers in mainstream schools who wish to gain advanced and specialist skills. This discussion from Unit 2 focuses on listening to and acting upon pupils’ views of their education. 

Autism Education TrustPerson Centred Planning Toolkits   (PCP) refers to the process of life planning for an individual. The individual is consulted and their views and aspirations inform decision- making

 Interactive My world triangle -   When working with children or young people, the My World Triangle is used at every stage to think about the whole world of the child or young person.

It is particularly helpful to use the My World Triangle to gather more information from other sources (some of it possibly specialist), to identify the strengths and pressures in the child or young person’s world. This may include information about health or learning, offending behaviour or information about issues affecting parenting.


Children's Advocacy:  This guide from Scottish Government is for anyone who advocates for a child or young person.Advocacy is about supporting a child to express their own needs and views and to make informed decisions on matters which influence their lives. Advocates do not make choices for children. Instead, they support children and young people to make their own choices.

These Shared Resources are included as examples of what has been developed in particular settings to provide information for staff, including supply and non teaching staff.. They may have to be adapted to meet needs in other contexts.
We hope they give you ideas and inspiration to develop ones to suit your own school or pupil.

Thanks to C Titley, psychologist and ASIST outreach team in Fife for providing the following resources:

'Having my say': A powerpoint presentation to help staff consider

•Why is pupil voice important?
•Who should consider pupil voice?
•What may be difficult for children with ASD?
•When do you fit this in?
•How can we promote pupil voice?
'Pupil Feedback' cosiders current policy, legislative and research literaturewhich argues that obtaining the views of young people is essential.

‘Your Views about School’ is a computer-assisted interview for gathering pupil views in advance of their school (e.g. ISP) review meeting. It is intended to support young person to think about and share what is going well and identify challenges and next steps in school. It should be done 1:1 between a young person and a key adult within school. The adult should have read the Guide Sheet before the interview. 

‘Your Views about School’ Guide Sheet

‘Your Views about School’ Powerpoint interview

'My Plan' has been developed to help pupils identify their ambitions and dreams, and what they need to help them achieve these

Person Centred Planning(PCP) Approaches - Guide Sheet

Blank PCP MAPs sheet

Blank Mind Map

Simple PATH template



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