Profiling

Female teacher talking to a primary aged girl and boy who are looking at books

A profile is a snapshot of a child's or young person’s best achievements at a given point in time. Profiles are primarily aimed at learners and their parents, and draw together a range of information about a child's or young person’s learning. It is one of the ways in which a learner’s achievements can be recognised.

Profiles should be produced at the key points of transition in learning of P7 and S3. Producing profiles at P7 emphasises learners' achievements as they complete their primary education and helps with the transition into secondary school. S3 marks the end of young people's broad general education phase and is a time when they are choosing their future learning paths for the senior phase.

About profiling

Information on the purpose of profiling, the structuring of profiles and the responsibilities of learners and teachers when developing them.

Emerging approaches to 3-18 profiling

These examples show how the profiling process is being developed in a range of contexts for learners from 3-18.

CPD materials

The materials in this section are aimed at supporting practitioners in the development of P7 and S3 profiles.

Early insights - P7 profiles

Practitioners from a number of schools have been developing approaches to profiling and designing formats for P7 profiles.

S3 profiles

Practitioners from a number of schools have been developing approaches to profiling and designing formats for the new S3 profiles.