Involving children in discussing, planning and reviewing their targets for learning and behaviour is a key element of Every Child Matters (2003) and the Children's Plan (2007). This new edition of Gillian Shotton's best selling book, has been updated to include new templates for teachers looking to involve children in writing their Individual Education Plan (IEP), as well as the introduction of target sheets applicable for all primary and secondary students. The resource provides a useful tool for helping teachers put some of the Assessment for Learning strategies into practice.

Features of the new edition include:

  • IEP templates with brand new illustrations
  • Pupil-friendly target sheets to engage learners in the target setting process
  • A Pupil Friendly Pastoral Support Programme developed specifically for secondary aged pupils
  • An Act of Kindness log to encourage and record positive acts in the classroom

The accompanying CD Rom provides easy-to-use, engaging and fun templates which allow teachers to truly involve pupils in the planning and reviewing process. These resources can either be printed off as resource sheets to be filled in and coloured in by hand, or they can be filled in on-screen.

Why Involve the Child?

Why involve the child?

It is Their Right to Be Involved

The 1989 United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child states in Article 12 that children who are capable of forming their own views shall have the right ‘to express those views freely in all matters’ affecting them and that their views should be given ‘due weight in accordance with the age and maturity of the child’. It also states that all children should be provided with the opportunity to be heard in any proceedings affecting them. In Article 13 it states that children should have the right to express their views, ‘receive and impart information and ideas … regardless of frontiers, either orally or in writing … or through any ...

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