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 processThe 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.

The Every Child Matters Standards

The every child matters standards

This chapter introduces the Every Child Matters Standards. It explains:

  • the concept and principles of the Every Child Matters Standards;
  • where and when to utilise the Every Child Matters Standards;
  • the advantages of engaging in the Every Child Matters Standards Award process;
  • the role of the Every Child Matters external assessors.

The Concept of the Every Child Matters Standards

The ECM Standards originated from the need for educational settings to gain external recognition for their ECM policy and practice beyond the Ofsted inspection process, and to be able to demonstrate to a range of stakeholders that they are responding appropriately to the government's Every Child Matters Change for Children strategy.

When the government published the Green Paper entitled Every ...

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