My Skills Profile (1)

About this Guide

This resource is designed to support practitioners deliver appropriate PSE in conjunction with their learners in light of the Scottish Government PSE Review (2019). You may with to look at the information about cocreation in the activity section, along with the associated benchmarks, to support your learners build on their existing knowledge and understanding of this topic. This suggested My Skills Profile content will support practitioner work with their learners to develop the curriculum to suit their local context and meet the relevant age and stage of development for children and young people with regard to Planning for Choices & Change.

Suggested Experiences & Outcomes

Mental & Emotional Wellbeing

HWB 3-03a

I understand that there are people I can talk to and that there are a number of ways in which I can gain access to practical and emotional support to help me and others in a range of circumstances.

HWB 3-04a

I understand that my feelings and reactions can change depending upon what is happening within and around me. This helps me to understand my own behaviour and the way others behave.

HWB 3-07a

I am learning skills and strategies which will support me in challenging times, particularly in relation to change and loss.

Social Wellbeing

HWB 3-09a

As I explore the rights to which I and others are entitled, I am able to exercise these rights appropriately and accept the responsibilities that go with them. I show respect for the rights of others.

HWB 3-10a

I recognise that each individual has a unique blend of abilities and needs. I contribute to making my school community one which values individuals equally and is a welcoming place for all.

HWB 3-11a

I make full use of and value the opportunities I am given to improve and manage my learning and, in turn, I can help to encourage learning and confidence in others.

HWB 3-12a

Representing my class, school and/or wider community encourages my self-worth and confidence and allows me to contribute to and participate in society.

HWB 3-13a

Through contributing my views, time and talents, I play a part in bringing about positive change in my school and wider community.

Physical Wellbeing

HWB 3-18a

I know and can demonstrate how to travel safely.

Planning for Choices & Change

HWB 3-19a

I am developing the skills and attributes which I will need for learning, life and work. I am gaining understanding of the relevance of my current learning to future opportunities. This is helping me to make informed choices about my life and learning.

HWB 3-20a

I am investigating different careers/occupations, ways of working, and learning and training paths. I am gaining experience that helps me recognise the relevance of my learning, skills and interests to my future life.

Associated Benchmarks

  • Identifies own interests, strengths and skills and uses them to support subject choice.
  • Manages personal profile evidencing own skills, and behaviours required, which link to the world of work.
  • Explores a range of learning opportunities and career pathways.

Suggested Learning Intentions

  • to learn how to identify my strength/skills and areas for development
  • to develop understanding of my skills and how I can develop these
  • to investigate jobs/careers that may use my skills/strengths

Suggested Success Criteria (I Can…)

  • explain what my strengths and skills are
  • discuss how to develop other skills
  • identify how my strengths/skills could be useful in different jobs/roles

Suggested Learning Experiences

These suggested tasks and activities are for work within a classroom and target holistic/generic/universal needs of learners. You should select activities/tasks that are most relevant to the needs of your learners and school community. Please use your professional judgement as to how best to deliver these types of activities/tasks sensitively/appropriately with your learners and which other staff may also be able to provide support/differentiation to meet their needs.

What do we know?

Discuss with learners what they know about their skills. Pupils may have looked at their skills before. How have they found out what their skills are? What are their interests? (You may wish to link with S1 Resilience/Growth Mindset – why might this be important in this context? What challenges might be faced?) My World of Work from Skills Development Scotland provides online career information (pupils can register an account to keep a record of their learning).

What do we need to know?

What skills do you have? Learners can then think about their strengths, skills, interests and what types of careers or options might be worth considering. Learners could reflect on the school subjects they enjoy and think about what they might choose to study in Senior Phase. Skills Development Scotland resources may help you to support learners explore fact or fiction relating to careers. My World of Work supports your learners access tasks and information about choosing subjects, strengths, interests and skills.

What’s happening here/locally? What could we do next?

What local issues do we have relating to this topic? Are there opportunities for work placements/volunteering in possible careers? What other options are there in our locality? What contacts do we have in our school, family or community that we could discuss career options/opportunities with? How can our School Career Adviser help? Additional support and advice can be accessed through Skills Development Scotland My World of Work