1st Edition

Every Child Matters A Practical Guide for Teaching Assistants

By Rita Cheminais Copyright 2008
    152 Pages
    by David Fulton Publishers

    152 Pages
    by David Fulton Publishers

    This essential and ground-breaking resource for all practising and aspiring teaching assistants brings together all the crucial information necessary to support the full diversity of learners, from Early Years to Key Stage 4 in one comprehensive volume. Based on the revised National Occupational Standards for teaching assistants, this book effectively supports the personalised learning and Every Child Matters (ECM) well being of children and young people in schools.

    Coverage includes:

    • an overview of the Every Child Matters change for children programme and how this informs the role of the teaching assistant working in multi-disciplinary school personalised learning and well being teams
    • applying existing practical strategies to develop children and young people’s skills as confident, collaborative and independent learners who experience positive ECM outcomes
    • monitoring and evaluating the impact of teaching assistant support in improving the ECM outcomes
    • how teaching assistants can meet the requirements of the OFSTED inspection process.

    This accessible, user-friendly book provides a wealth of practical resources, including photocopiable materials, templates, and positive solution-focused advice to support busy teaching assistants.

    Every Child Matters: A Practical Guide for Teaching Assistants provides a clear description of what the ECM agenda means for TAs and how it will impact on their role. It is also a valuable resource for all those line managing and supporting the continuing professional development of teaching assistants, from local authorities, FE and HE organisations.

    Introduction  1. Every Child Matters: opportunities and challenges for teaching assistants  2. Teaching Assistants Removing Barriers to Learning and Well Being  3. Every Child Matters and the Role of the Teaching Assistant  4. Teaching Assistants Supporting Pupils to be Healthy and Stay Safe  5. Teaching Assistants Supporting Pupils to Enjoy and Achieve  6. Teaching Assistants Supporting Pupils to Make a Positive Contribution and to Achieve Economic and Social Well Being  7. Monitoring and Evaluating the Impact of Teaching Assistant Support and Interventions on Pupils Every Child Matters Outcomes


    Rita Cheminais is the School Improvement Adviser for Inclusive Education in Tameside Services for Children and Young People.

    'This book is up to date and relevant to the work of a teaching assistant. It provides the background to current legislation as well as lots of practical information.
    It is clearly laid out and easy to read or to use as a reference book. It provides information on how children learn and how teaching assistants can support learning and promote well being.'
    - Customer Review on Amazon

    'Some schools cannot afford the time to induct TAs fully in all aspects of legislation so this book is an excellent guide. It also demonstrates how the national occupational standards of the Supporting Teaching and Learning NVQ sits within the principles of Every Child Matters. A very useful and easy book to have as a staff resource.' - Customer Review on Amazon