This is one of mine from years gone by for PSE. It's 250 words. L... is a polite and caring member of the reception class, who enjoys her time at school. L... increasingly independently accesses resources and activities, meaning that her time is used very productively. She makes use of all areas of the indoor and outdoor classrooms, particularly enjoying writing, painting and gymnastics. Always keen to show off her achievements, L... often carries out tasks in close proximity to where an adult is working so that she can draw the adult?s attention to her efforts. L?s social skills are much enhanced and she can now sometimes resolve minor disagreements calmly and for herself; ?I don?t like it when you shout at me,? she recently told another child. Some of L?s loveliest qualities come in her ability to be caring and empathetic when other children are upset or hurt. L... instinctively reaches out to them to offer a comforting hug, kind words and practical help, like a tissue or a glass of water. Her awareness of, and adherence to the rules and routines of the classroom and school continue to improve, and L... can now usually be relied upon to behave well with only the smallest of reminders. Additionally, she is keen that other children follow the rules and routines, but on occasion, resorts to verbal aggression in order to convey her wishes to them. L... is learning to deal with all situations where things don?t go her way in a calm and pro-active manner, and continues to make steady progress in this area. The personal statement for the same child went like this L... has had a happy year in reception and has made good progress across all areas. Her enthusiasm for learning and eagerness to please, help her to keep pace, academically, with the other children within her ability group. However, it does remain a possibility that, in order to secure future gains in learning, L... may require additional support in key stage one. I wish her all the very best.