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.

Building an Every Child Matters Portfolio of Evidence

Building an every child matters portfolio of evidence

This chapter provides an in-depth guide to establishing an Every Child Matters Standards portfolio of evidence for submission as part of the final assessment process towards achieving the ECM Standard Award. It describes:

  • the benefits and purpose of utilising the portfolio of evidence approach;
  • the stages in building a portfolio of evidence for the ECM Standards;
  • the types and format of evidence to collect and include in the portfolio;
  • how to use and complete the twelve ECM Standards portfolio checklists.


A portfolio is an organised collection of a range of quality information and evidence on policy and practice related to achieving the Every Child Matters outcomes, to present for assessment. It acts ...

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