Core 3.1 unit 3
Understand how to monitor children and young people’s development and interventions that should take place if this is not following the expected pattern. 3.1 Explain how to monitor children and young people’s development using different methods. There are several methods of monitoring the development of children and young people. Standard measurements are the way children and young people are measured in their development from birth onwards, children are weighed and measured even before they are born to ensure that they are growing at a good rate. Health visitors as well as nurses at the local medical centre will monitor developments after birth. The ‘norms’ described earlier in this project are the main way of monitoring development pattern and are essential for ensuring monitoring devolpment . When into the education system school nurses will still follow and check on children again including height and weight checks to maintain a healthy development and early signs of illness can be picked up. The next method is the assessment frameworks. This follows the following progression Early years foundations> curriculum (key stages 1 2 3 & 4)>higher education (college & 6th form to name 2)>university. At the end of each key stage exams known as stats are taken to keep a individual record of a child/young person’s progress. The results of these tests are to a national standard and are marked in levels starting from level 1 upwards. Exams such as GCSE’s are carried out during key stage 4 whilst at the end of further or higher education A level exams are taken. Children’s reading ages are also recorded across this framework and progression can be monitored. This tests and results help to put children & young people into groups (sometimes called sets) on ability this will help children and young people are educated on their specific needs and talents. By doing this all children can be helped to achieve the best they can and to gain...
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