Extended Services

Providing easier access to all types of services around the places where children and young people spend most of their time is key to the Every Child Matters objectives of ensuring that children stay safe, are healthy, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution and achieve economic well being.


I have this week been asked to advertise my services as a coach within schools and other educational establishments, by joining the Handbook of Procurement for Head Teachers and Bursars 2009/2010.


The handbook exists to provide teachers and procurement staff with the information and resources they need to purchase best value products and services for their school.

So why focus on social and emotional development?

Why buy in specialist support in this area?

The ‘Every Child Matters’ website provides an explanation…..

‘A child’s social and emotional development has significant implications for current and later social functioning, for educational, and employment success. If emotional development is fostered at a young age, children are more likely to settle well into school, work cooperatively, confidently and independently, and behave appropriately. A child with poor social and emotional development is at risk of poor relationships with peers, academic problems, later involvement in crime and developing physical health and adult mental-health problems’.


As a coach I have lost count of the number of times when adults describe circumstances from their childhood, which have had a profoundly negative influence on their future lives…..and I’m no exception.


Share your views?


Ref: www.dcsf.gov.uk/everychildmatters



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Hi, gr8 post thanks for posting. Information is useful!

Comment by JaneRadriges on June 14, 2009 2:10 am

Thanks for that!

Comment by amanda on June 15, 2009 5:05 pm

Some of us even don’t realize the importance of this information. What a pity.

Comment by CrisBetewsky on July 6, 2009 8:36 pm

Thanks for your comment. Last week I helped to run an enterprise day at a local community college, working with year 10 children. It was so easy to identfy the kids who could benefit from one-to-one mentoring or coaching. I’ve offered to do some work through the LEBC (Leicestershire Education Business Company) on a voluntary basis. Will report back in Spetember. Amanda

Comment by amanda on July 7, 2009 8:26 am

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