Paul Ennals Chief Executive National Childrens Bureau Every Child Matters What does it mean for you? 21 st March 2007
Why do we need to change? ECM – whats the big idea? How do I contribute? Every Child Matters: What does it mean for you? 1 st discussion 5 outcomes – or schools standards? 2 nd discussion 3 rd discussion What does it mean for my job? So what do we do next?
Why did we need to change? Victoria Climbie – nobody knew … Andrea & her mum – too many people were involved Jason – everyone sees a different boy Borsetshire local authority – internal fighting … The Treasury – getting our moneys worth
ECM – whats the big idea? All working to the same aims Be healthy Stay safe Enjoy & achieve Make a positive contribution Economic well-being All staff in the childrens workforce understand how they can help Making services join up: Childrens centres Extended schools Healthy schools
Exercise 1 How do I contribute to the 5 outcomes? Be healthy? Stay safe? Enjoy and achieve? Make a positive contribution? Economic well-being? 2-3 examples of each?
5 outcomes – or educational standards? What are the main barriers to learning? How do we narrow the gap? No ECM without standards, no standards without ECM
Describe a child you are working with How would supporting each of the 5 outcomes contribute to their learning? Be healthy Stay safe Enjoy & achieve Make a positive contribution Economic well-being Exercise 2 How do the 5 outcomes contribute to a childs learning?
What does it mean for my job? Understanding the role of removing barriers to learning Linking of other professionals Part of the childrens workforce Common core skills Understand each other Pathways for the future
What extra advice or training do I need now? How could my own skills be better used? Exercise 3 What does it mean for me?
So what comes next? Its not rocket science … … and it builds on best practice… … but it changes how we all work… … and schools may never be the same again