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The Pocket Guide to Every Child Matters
An At-a-Glance Overview for the Busy Teacher

ISBN 9780415479172
Published August 19, 2009 by Routledge
112 Pages

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Book Description

The aim of this pocket guide is to provide an at-a-glance overview and insight into Every Child Matters for busy trainee, newly qualified and experienced teachers, working with pupils in a range of educational settings, who want a quick point of reference in order to know how:

  • the concept, aims and principles of Every Child Matters influences their practice
  • to develop a shared vision and ethos for Every Child Matters
  • Every Child Matters policy informs practice
  • to develop effective teamwork and collaborative partnership working
  • to embed Every Child Matters outcomes in personalised learning
  • to monitor and evaluate the impact of Every Child Matters at classroom level.

Pocket Guide to Every Child Matters is an invaluable, good value, user-friendly resource for all busy Children’s Workforce practitioners, working directly with pupils in classrooms, offers practical tips and guidance, effective strategies, models of good practice and signposting to further sources of information. It features step-by-step advice, useful checklists and templates which can be customised to suit the context of a range of primary and secondary phase educational settings.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables  Acknowledgements  Abbreviations  Introduction  1. What is Every Child Matters about?  2. Developing a vision and values for Every Child Matters  3. Implementing Every Child Matters in the classroom  4. Monitoring and evaluating the Every Child Matters outcomes  5. The Every Child Matters team in schools and other education settings  Every Child Matters Jargon Buster  Useful websites  References and further reading  Index

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Rita Cheminais is a School Improvement Partner and a Freelance Education Consultant with Every Child Matters (ECM) Solutions. She has written a number of valuable books in the area. These include Every Child Matters: A New Role for SENCOs, Every Child Matters: A Practical Guide for Teachers, Every Child Matters: A Practical Guide for Teaching Assistants and Engaging Pupil Voice to Ensure that Every Child Matters.

Rita can be contacted at: [email protected] and


'As with all her publications, this is an immensely practical publication with chapters, in general, having minimal text but including comprehensive checklists, tables, useful proforma and questions to reflect upon. The end result is a user-friendly read for busy practitioners...This is well worth a look.'Special Needs Information Press