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1st Edition

Every Child Matters
A Practical Guide for Teachers

ISBN 9781843124634
Published May 31, 2006 by David Fulton Publishers
128 Pages

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Book Description

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.



Rita Cheminais is a senior adviser for SEN in Cheshire Children's Services


'This is an indispensable guide for SENCOs who are beginning to see thier role change in light of the Every Child Matters policy agenda' - SENCO Update

'Essential reading for SENCOs, and much of its content should be shared with headteachers, governing bodies and local authority advisers. It should also be read by policymakers within the DfES and staff at the TDA' - SENCO Update

'A very valuable book that will provide essential guidance for all SENCos' - SNIP