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.

Acts of Kindness

Acts of kindness

We know that when we do a kind thing for someone, when we are selfless in helping someone or raise money for people in need, it often engenders positive feelings. We feel good about ourselves and also have a sense of self efficacy, that we can make a difference to others’ lives. The same is true of children. When we encourage pupils to perform kind acts towards others, good feelings are generated which can significantly impact on classroom climate. ‘One good turn deserves another’ so the saying goes, and often we find that if one child has acted kindly towards another, this prompts the recipient of the kindness to also act kindly towards others, which can go on to impact ...

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