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Early Years Foundation Stage
Courses Spring Term 2017
  

EYFS & Ofsted – the Common Inspection Framework in Early Years

  • Sheffield - The Double Tree Hotel (by Hilton Sheffield Park), Chesterfield Road South, Sheffield S8 8BW on Tuesday 17th January 2017 10am to 3.45pm. Price £160 (plus VAT) including lunch & coffee.
  • Cumbria - Armathwaite Hall County House Hotel and Spa, Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick CA12 4RE, Monday 23rd January 2017, 10am to 3.45pm. Price £160 (plus VAT) including lunch & coffee.
  • Manchester - Madeleine Lindley Training & Conference Centre, Broadgate, Broadway Business Park, Chadderton, Oldham OL9 9XA on Wednesday 25th January 2017, 10am to 3.45pm. Price £140 (plus VAT) including lunch & coffee.
  • London - etc.venues Marble Arch, Garfield House, 86 Edgware Rd, London W2 2EA
    020 7793 4200 on Thursday 9th February 2017, 10am to 3.45pm. Price £185 (plus VAT) including lunch & coffee. Please note change in venue.
  • Birmingham Area - Westmead Hotel, Redditch Road, Hopwood, Birmingham. B48 7AL. Telephone 0121 445 1202. Free parking. Tuesday 14th March 2017. 10am to 3.45pm. Price £160 (plus VAT) including lunch and coffee. Please note change in venue.

This course takes the Ofsted Common Inspection Framework and looks at the implications for EYFS in order to ensure everything is in place for high quality learning for children in EYFS whilst also preparing for Ofsted.

The course looks in depth at the specific judgement for EYFS and considers what this means in relation to:

  • Effective leadership & management.
  • Quality of teaching, learning & assessment.
  • Personal development, behaviour & welfare.
  • Outcomes for children & learners.

Each delegate will leave with a very clear picture of what outstanding practice might look like in EYFS and the steps they need to take to ensure their EYFS is Ofsted ready.

Delegates will have a format for evaluating EYFS practice in their schools in order to impact on the quality of children’s learning. Delegates will be provided with a format for self-evaluation of the EYFS statutory welfare requirements.

The course will also consider the nature of:

  • Current good practice in developing an environment for learning inside & outside which promotes learning across all areas of learning & development.
  • Balancing child initiated learning & adult directed learning for all areas of learning & development plus RE & CW in reception.
  • Enhancement and challenge in the learning environment.
  • Staff knowledge & development including the ability to scaffold learning & identify potential learning outcomes in child initiated learning.
  • Simple & manageable ways of baselining & tracking children’s learning in order to be able to evidence learning & progress.
  • Promoting positive self-assurance & self-esteem in EYFS
  • Fundamental British Values

EYFS & the Characteristics of Effective Learning

  • Cumbria - Armathwaite Hall County House Hotel and Spa, Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick CA12 4RE, Monday 6th March 2017, 10am to 3.45pm. Price £160 (plus VAT) including lunch & coffee.
  • Northampton – Hilton Hotel, 100 Watering Lane, Collingtree, Northampton, NN4 0XW (2 minutes drive from Junction 15 on M1), Wednesday 15th March 2017, 10am to 3.45pm. Price £160 (plus VAT) including lunch & coffee.  
  • Manchester - Madeleine Lindley Training & Conference Centre, Broadgate, Broadway Business Park, Chadderton, Oldham OL9 9XA on Monday 20th March 2017, 10am to 3.45pm. Price £140 (plus VAT) including lunch & coffee.

This course will examine the 3 characteristics of effective learning in order to understand why we work the way we do with young children. Effective early learning massively impacts on all future learning and is fundamental to:

  • Effective brain development.
  • Effective learning / positive outcomes.
  • Positive mental health.
  • A child’s ability to self-regulate.
  • Metacognition.
  • Positive self-assurance & self-esteem.
  • Positive life expectations and lifelong learning.

Delegates will leave with a deeper understanding of what works in early years and what best impacts on whole school teaching & learning.


Ultimate Outdoor Learning in EYFS: Developing an environment for learning

  • Leeds Hilton Leeds City, Neville St, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 4BX, 0113 2207702 on Wednesday January 18th 2016 10am to 3.45pm. Price 160 (plus VAT) including lunch and coffee. Please note new venue.

This completely revised course looks at the importance of developing an environment for learning outside which focuses on developing different skills, knowledge & understanding to the environment inside. The day will

  • Consider the unique nature of outdoor learning in order to promote learning across all areas of learning & development whilst acknowledging the importance of outdoors in relation to physical development, understanding the world and personal, social & emotional development.
  • Explore the characteristics of effective learning and identify their implications for providing an outdoor environment which promotes learning for all children.
  • Identify the crucial role of the adult in facilitating an environment for learning, supporting & extending children’s play.
  • Reinforce the importance of effective communication between children and adults in order to promote language development and sustained shared thinking by the use of effective questioning.
  • Consider the importance of effective planning in relation to outdoor learning to inform adult interactions & to enhance & challenge childrens learning.
  • Provide revised (2016 version) exemplar planning formats for medium & short term outdoor learning.
  • Look at the relationship between basic provision, ongoing provision, adult directed and independent learning in the outdoors.
  • Ensure all adults involved in EYFS can identify and promote potential learning outcomes for all children when outdoors.
  • Provide a multitude of ideas for taking back to the school to promote an effective learning environment.

EYFS & Fundamental British Values

  • Lancashire – Ribby Hall Conference Centre, Ribby Road, Wrea Green, Preston PR4 2PR Friday 27th January 2017, 10am to 3.45pm. Price £140 (plus VAT) including lunch & coffee.

This Early Years course aims to support all practitioners in developing a greater understanding of what Fundamental British Values are and how to incorporate them effectively into early learning.

The course will explore the values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs along with the ‘prevent duty’. We will also consider how such values translate in good early years practice through aspects of every day routines, behaviour management, PSED, Understanding the World and RE.

We will further explore how to ensure staff are on board and how they influence practice along side a range of simple and manageable activities which will promote and embed FBV in a positive yet manageable way.


EYFS: Developing an environment for learning:
Child Initiated Learning, Enhancement & Challenge

  • Liverpool – The De Vere Village Hotel Liverpool, Fallows Way, Whiston L35 1RZ on Monday 30th January 2017, 10am to 3.45pm. Price £140 (plus VAT) including lunch & coffee.

This brand new course will consider the importance of developing an indoor environment in EYFS which promotes learning through child initiated learning, ongoing continuous provision, challenge & enhancement.

The day will:

  • Explore the characteristics of effective learning and identify their implications for providing an environment which promotes learning for all children.
  • Identify the crucial role of the adult in facilitating an environment for learning, supporting & extending children’s play, enhancing the environment and providing challenge.
  • Reinforce the importance of effective communication between children and adults in order to promote language development and sustained shared thinking by the use of effective questioning.
  • Consider the importance of effective planning in relation to child initiated learning to inform adult interactions & in order to enhance & challenge children’s learning.
  • Provide exemplar planning formats for medium & short term.
  • Look at the relationship between child initiated learning, continuous provision, enhancement & challenge.
  • Explore the nature of continuous provision in order to provide a range of practical ideas to take back to school and develop effective practice.
  • Ensure all adults involved in EYFS can identify and promote potential learning outcomes for all children.
  • Provide a multitude of ideas for taking back to the classroom to promote an effective learning environment. 

Managing & Leading EYFS

  • Liverpool – The De Vere Village Hotel Liverpool, Fallows Way, Whiston L35 1RZ on Thursday 23rd March 2017, 10am to 3.45pm. Price £140 (plus VAT) including lunch & coffee.

This completely revised course examines the role of the Foundation Stage manager & leader. The course begins with a comprehensive update in relation to recent documentation and statutory requirements. The course moves on to consider the diverse roles of the EYFS leader.

The course looks in detail at the challenges when observing FS provision and discusses how this needs to be carried out particularly in relation to what Ofsted are looking for. The course looks in detail at monitoring & evaluating the learning environment inside & outside, the role of the adult in FS, relationships, observation, assessment & planning. Participants with leave with an effective format for leaders to use in school for observing, monitoring, evaluation and identifying next steps.

Other elements of the course will consider the FS leader & the statutory requirement to provide on-going coaching for all early years staff providing models for coaching in order to develop practice.

Participants will be provided with an outline of possible documentation to evidence the manager & leaders role.


Observing Outstanding Provision in Your Foundation Stage – a course for senior leaders, managers & subject coordinators

  •  Birmingham Area - Westmead Hotel, Redditch Road, Hopwood, Birmingham. B48 7AL. Telephone 0121 445 1202. Free parking. Wednesday 8th February 2017. 10am to 3.45pm. Price £160 (plus VAT) including lunch and coffee. Please note change in venue.

This completely new course will enhance the current knowledge of senior leadership & management of Foundation stage in looking for quality in their provision.

The course will focus on the role of the person leading & managing provision in EYFS. A format for observing & monitoring all aspects of provision & practice will also be discussed.

The course will provide an overview of what is regarded by Ofsted as outstanding leadership and provide a framework for leaders & managers to develop an effective action plan for future development.

The main aspects considered in the course will involve observing & monitoring:

  • Knowledgeable confident practitioners.
  • Children engaged in effective learning in child initiated & adult directed activities.
  • The learning environment inside & outside (including basic provision, enhancement & challenge).
  • Children evidencing positive behaviours & respect for learning environment.
  • Evidence & progress of children in EYFS.
  • Planning.
  • Analysing outcomes & achievement.
  • Parental engagement.

In School Advice & Training

We offer customised consultancy & training nationally & internationally for settings, schools & networks of schools. This includes on-site training and/or observation & evaluation of the schools foundation stage practice. All of the above courses can be delivered in your school for your staff. Prices on application.

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