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How to Achieve the Every Child Matters Standards

How to Achieve the Every Child Matters Standards
A Practical Guide

September 2007 | 144 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
In this book Rita Cheminais shows how you can achieve the Every Child Matters (ECM) Standards in your classroom. Paying attention to the practical details, she provides guidance on:
  • Applying the ECM standards to mainstream primary and secondary schools, special schools, Pupil Referral Units (PRUs), and Children's Centers
  • Undertaking the ECM Standards audit
  • Monitoring and evaluating progress
  • Building a portfolio of evidence 
  • Undertaking the assessment process

The evidence gathered towards meeting the ECM Standards can be used with the OFSTED school self-evaluation form (SEF). The author has also included full evidence descriptors for each of the 12 ECM Standards in table format and aligned with the relevant ECM outcomes; an accompanying CD-ROM that features an improvement planning and self-evaluation framework and a PowerPoint presentation; and useful summary checklists.

Every Child Matters Standards: Concept; Guiding Principles; Where and When to Use Them; Advantages; Assessors
How to Achieve the Every Child Matters Standards
Undertaking the Every Child Matters Standards Audit
Building an Every Child Matters Portfolio of Evidence
The Every Child Matters Evidence Descriptors for the 12 Standards
Monitoring and Evaluating Progress towards Meeting the Every Child Matters Standards
Appendices - Model Every Child Matters Standards Information Brochure; Every Child Matters Standards Power Point Presentation; Model Every Child Matters Standards Contract of Agreement; Model Every Child Matters Standards Award Certificate

'This very practical book is a must for anyone working towards achieving the Every Child Matters Standards. Local authorities, schools, early years settings, children's centres and post 16 providers will find this book invaluable in supporting their goal to meeting the standards. It is easy to use and contains all the information needed at each step of the process. The CD will provide copies of all the forms described in the book which will build up an extensive evidence base to support the self evaluation process'

- Lorraine Petersen, CEO of NASEN

very specialised

Mr Peter Ashworth
Faculty of Health & Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University
February 16, 2011

Good book on an important topic

Mr Michael Marriott
Dept. Family Care and Mental Health, Greenwich University
November 19, 2010

Everything is included in this text. Explains and guides how to achieve the standards very well.

Miss Julian Manuel
Education , Blackpool and the Fylde College
June 29, 2010

Rita Cheminais

Rita Cheminais is a leading expert in the fields of special educational needs (SEN), nationally and internationally. With a background as a teacher, a SEN Co-ordinator, an OFSTED inspector, a General, Senior and Principal Adviser in SEN and Inclusion, as a School Improvement Officer, and as a Freelance Education Consultant, Rita has thirty seven years of practical experience. She is a prolific writer and respected author of journal articles and books in the areas of SEN, inclusion, Every Child Matters, Pupil Voice, and Partnership Working with Families and Multi-agencies.  Rita speaks regularly at national ... More About Author

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