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.

How to Achieve the Every Child Matters Standards

How to achieve the every child matters standards

This chapter outlines the process of working towards achieving the Every Child Matters Standards. Using the analogy of a journey it covers:

  • the two routes that can be taken, based on the educational setting's context and current position with regard to implementing Every Child Matters;
  • the cycle of school improvement planning and self-evaluation underpinning the achievement of the Every Child Matters Standards Award;
  • the programme of support offered by the external ECM Standards assessor and the expectations at each stage of the assessment process.


Educational settings will undoubtedly benefit immensely from working towards achieving the Every Child Matters Standards. The process of evidence gathering will enable the individual setting or cluster group ...

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