Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
Size: 40.58 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 215
In this groundbreaking and forward-looking resource, Rita Cheminais clearly explains the impact of the Every Child Matters agenda for teachers working in a range of educational settings. Based on the latest national legislation and developments in education, the book provides an up-to-the-minute guide on how to respond to the exciting challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for teachers as extended schools develop. Coverage includes: An overview of the Every Child Matters Change for Children Programme and its impact on schools and teachers in learning communities How to access personalised learning opportunities for a diversity of learners New roles and responsibilities for teachers working with other paraprofessionals from within schools and from external services School self-evaluation, quality assurance and monitoring the five Every Child Matters outcomes aligned with the OFSTED inspection framework This accessible and user-friendly book provides a wealth of practical resources, including photocopiable sheets and positive solution-focused advice, to support busy teachers trying to keep pace with the amount of new legislation regarding the Change for Children Programme. It is also ideal for all those involved in supporting teachers in schools in responding to new ways of working – senior managers, advisers, inspectors, educational psychologists, ITE lecturers and health and social services professionals.
Every Child Matters: Change for Children' recognizes that pupil performance and well-being go hand in hand: pupils can't learn if they don't feel safe or if health problems are allowed to create barriers and doing well in education is the most effective route for young people out of poverty and disaffection. The policy encourages schools to offer a range of extended services to help pupils engage, achieve and build stronger relationships with parents and the wider community. The policy also supports closer collaboration between schools and specialist services to ensure early identification and effective support for pupils with additional needs.
Launched by the Government in 2003, 'Every Child Matters' is a comprehensive programme of reform for children's services that aims to more closely integrate educational, health, social and specialist services so that there could be earlier intervention and closer working between professionals. This inquiry is an initial overview of progress that looks at: the background to the reform; overarching issues; placing young children at the centre of the reforms; integrated services and processes; integrated strategy and governance and inter-departmental issues. Overall the drive to improve both universal and targeted services in the same suite of reforms has been well received and there is evidence that progress has been made. The issues of concern are: the proposed network of computerised 'child indexes'; whether efficiency savings can pay for improvements; the fact that some agencies such as schools and general practitioners have not been placed under a duty to co-operate; and that there are tensions between different policies affecting children and young people.
In today's climate of multi-professional working, this book examines how children from the ages of 3 to 11 are educated, in the educational and social context of the Every Child Matters (ECM) agenda. There are chapters dedicated to the five outcomes of Every Child Matters (which are: being healthy; staying safe; enjoying and achieving; making a positive contribution; achieving economic wellbeing), as well as comprehensive guidance on how to ensure the ECM standards are met. However, this book also looks at the broader scope of how children learn in early years settings and primary schools, and is written at a level that enables the reader to develop their own knowledge and understanding. Issues discussed include: - social justice; - diversity and inclusion; - the child in society; - working with families. Case studies are provided in each chapter, along with activities, suggestions for further reading and useful websites. Suitable for Childhood Studies and Education Studies courses, and for teaching assistants studying for a Foundation Degree or Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) status, the content is equally relevant for teacher-training courses and practising teachers. Gianna Knowles is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Chichester.
Offering practical advice and guidance on how to establish and maintain effective multi-agency partnership working in your setting, this book will tell you how to meet the Every Child Matters outcomes for children and young people. It clarifies the skills and knowledge required in order to form productive partnerships, and shows you how to set up and maintain good collaborative practice.
Implementing the Every Child Matters Strategy is a comprehensive resource for senior leaders, managers of Every Child Matters (ECM) and teachers responsible for leading the government’s ECM strategy in primary and secondary schools and other education settings such as Academies, Sixth Form Colleges, short stay schools, Children’s Centres and Early Years settings. Featuring step-by-step advice, photocopiable checklists and templates, with suggestions for further activities in relation to implementing and embedding the government’s ECM strategy in schools/education settings, this practical guide will enable readers to: understand the concept and principles of Every Child Matters and translate those into developing an ECM policy for their school/setting know their role in moving ECM policy, practice and provision forward understand the importance of ECM well being for effective learning embed ECM through school improvement planning, target setting, tracking pupils well being outcomes and efficient resource deployment identify effective strategies to promote productive partnership working to improve ECM outcomes for children and young people understand the OFSTED inspection requirements for pupils ECM well being. An invaluable resource for those professionals strategically leading ECM in their own education setting, it offers practical guidance, recommended management approaches, models of good practice and signposting to further sources of information on how best to ensure ECM is woven and embedded throughout the school/setting. Frameworks and checklists are downloadable from: http://www.routledgeteachers.com/resources/fulton
The authors discuss effective leadership in extended schooling to fulfill Every Child Matters mandates and provide case studies demonstrating what is possible in a variety of settings.