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Every Child Matters

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This video looks at the practical implications for schools of the Every Child Matters (ECM) legislation, while assessing some of the challenges to communication, workload, standards and league tables.

The ECM agenda affects all childcare agencies - schools most of all. It's all-encompassing and is driving schools to work in multi-agency teams, being fully inclusive.

See two inner-city secondary schools' interpretations of the legislation and some of the difficulties they face with its implementation. Mayfield School and College is just beginning to implement its version of ECM and staff are anxious about some of the implications.

Conversely, George Green's School is anything but typical, pre-empting the ECM agenda 11 years ago when it developed a multi-agency approach with a full-time, on-site social worker, police officer and school counsellor.

Part of the series: School Matters

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