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Most commonly, the fact-file style is better suited to staff pages. With the teacher's profiles they may also want to share their favourite memories of the children's time at the school, or share encouraging words for the future.

Questions your pupils may want to ask their teachers include:

  • What is your favourite memory of *insert class name*?
  • What did you want to be when you were younger?
  • If you were an animal what would you be and why?
  • What is your favourite subject?
  • When did you start teaching at *insert school name*?
  • What is your favourite film?
  • What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
  • Who or what inspires you?
  • Tell us a secret fact about yourself...

Teachers can include a variety of appropriate information to share with the pupils through their profile within the book. As long as they remember their words will be immortalised and make a possible return to them later in life...

Is it 'the staff are' or 'the staff is'? Regardless, they need their photo taken! To help break things up, we also suggest that whilst you may have had three students to a page, to have two per page for staff. These are the people that helped influence us growing up, so we'd like to see a nice picture of them, a little bit bigger than others.

Due to their role and what they represent, it's wise to have them looking smart and well presented - be it on the same background for each teacher, or a natural picture in their environment; teaching a class, standing in the gymnasium or playing field, sat at a computer, etc. Rule of thumb, this is preferred over photos outside of/away from school - so the less snaps from holiday or nights with friends at the pub the better.

We've seen some brilliant, unique ideas over the years too - themes such as photos taken in a photo booth can be great visually!

With the staff pages you can once again ask your children to become involved by asking them to interview the teachers for their profiles. You can take a look at our free lesson plan for staff profiles for inspiration of how to blend the activity into your teaching.