Every Child Matters At Thomas Estley Community College Every Child Matters … All students need to be given the opportunity to participate and achieve in a wide range of curriculum areas and other activities. At Thomas Estley … … Every Child Matters means that the school, with support from parents and carers help the students to: Be healthy Stay safe Enjoy and achieve Make a positive contribution And achieve economic well being Be Healthy … Ensure healthy lifestyles are promoted and that students are healthy in their physical, emotional and mental health. Stay Safe … That students are provided with a safe environment and are informed about key risks and how to deal with them. Enjoy and Achieve … Helping students to enjoy and achieve their time in school. To ensure that they receive a good quality of education, supporting their personal and academic development. Make a Positive Contribution … Students are helped to develop socially and emotionally. They are given support and skills to manage change and respond to life’s challenges. Achieve Economic Well Being … Students are helped to prepare for working life. To ensure through good education that they understand the responsibilities of being an adult in today’s world. What does this all mean? The majority of this is already covered across the curriculum. Much of Every Child Matters can be linked to the Personal Development and Curriculum Enrichment Programme. Departmental schemes of work also cover most aspects of Every Child Matters – links now have to be made. Progress so far … Every Child Matters Notice Board (Maths Corridor) Presentation to all staff during training session Audit of Personal Development and Curriculum Enrichment Programme – linked to Every Child Matters Pupil information sheet for progress file on Every Child Matters Record sheet for Personal Development and Curriculum Enrichment Programme to monitor progress over the year Next Steps … 1. Student assemblies to inform them of Every Child Matters. 2. Departments to highlight within their schemes of work the strands of Every Child Matters. 3. Pupils to monitor their progress on new record sheets to represent Every Child Matters in practise.