Be Organised

Use systems for organising and prioritising.  You can organise your time and resources, prioritising actions.  This means you become more systematic about using organisers and planners and more structured in setting achievable deadlines so others can rely upon you.

1


If I have two things to do I can choose which one should be done first.

2


I am always on time and I am prepared. If I don’t finish my work I ask to do it later.

3


I keep a diary or a timetable of things that happen at the same time every week.  If I can’t remember what I’m doing tomorrow I can look it up. 

4


I use a personal organiser or diary to make sure that I always remember what I need to bring with me.  I don’t need someone else to remind me when to bring my PE kit to school for example.  For evidence I could show my planner on a video maybe with someone agreeing I use it well.  I cope just as well with things that don’t happen every week.

5


I use a planner/diary/PDA to record deadlines.  I make my own deadlines up as well to make sure I don’t fall behind.  Because I am planning ahead I can avoid getting too many deadlines and urgent tasks in one week.  If there is too much to do then I work out the most important tasks and do them first. 

6


I can plan work at least six weeks in advance and make my own deadlines to keep me on track.  I make sure that ‘treats’ and social events are included.  An example might be sticking to a revision timetable or getting my desk cleared before going on holiday.  Evidence could be a video diary kept over the six weeks but with less than thirty seconds of filming per week.

7


I anticipate the demands on my time for the weeks and months ahead and have a long-term plan of how I will organise and divide my time and resources. This is alongside my short-term weekly plans of how to use my time. I am able to detail the deadlines I will need to meet in the next six months and do not rely on others to tell me. 

8


I have juggled several projects/commitments over an extended period of time. (More than three months) without missing deadlines and giving equal priority to all over the period of time but prioritising different ones at different times.  My evidence could be a recent CV which shows I have achieved a great deal but maintained outside interests and friendships.

9


I have given guidance to others to help them organise their own time and resources after being asked by a group or institution. Others have reported they have successfully improved their skills in this area by following my guidance and advice.  My evidence maybe in the form of feedback evaluations, letters etc.  I understand the benefits that being organised has brought me.  I am calmer with more time on my hands and seem to achieve more than the people around me.

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