Our programme of ‘early excellence’ webinars are designed for early years leaders, teachers and practitioners. Scheduled to take place over several sessions, you can choose from the following five packages.
- Preparing for change – the revised EYFS
- ‘Let’s talk’ webinar package
- All about the needs of boys
- Rethinking KS1
- Ensuring progression through KS1
Explore these courses on the tabs below.
Dates: see tabs below
Costs: £150/3 units for Associated Partners (please note that ‘All about the needs of boys’ costs £50/1 unit).
If your booking is made within a week of the programme commencing, you are not guaranteed a place. If you have been successful, our team will contact you directly.
Preparing for change: the revised EYFS 2021
Join us for this package of three webinars which have been designed to provide an insightful CPD opportunity for your early years team to prepare for the statutory introduction of the revised EYFS in September 2021.
Each session will identify the key changes within the new framework. We will be considering the implications for staff expertise and examining how we can successfully meet the statutory requirements as part of a rich and unique curriculum within provision.
You will also receive additional resources to support you with implementing the changes and evaluating provision, practice and pedagogy.
Part 1: exploring changes in the prime areas – 05
As part of this session we will be examining the raised profile of communication and language throughout the EYFS, as well as focusing on self-regulation in the early years.
Part 2: exploring changes in literacy and mathematics
This session will identify the shift in emphasis within these educational programmes and related ELGs, and consider the related implications for practice.
Part 3: exploring changes in understanding the world and expressive arts and design
This session will explore how we can create meaningful and rich opportunities to support these new educational programmes, whilst reflecting on the requirements of the ELGs.
- Explore the key changes to the framework
- Form strategies to develop staff expertise relating to the changes
- Reflect and evaluate current EYFS provision
EYFS leaders, teachers and practitioners
‘Let’s talk’ webinar
Join us for this package of three webinars which have been designed to provide insightful CPD opportunities for your early years team.
The sessions will draw on the latest research findings and explore the key steps involved in early language development. Consider the processes involved in holding a ‘conversation’, vocabulary enrichment and how we can successfully support quality talk within provision.
You will also receive additional resources to support you with monitoring and evaluating provision, practice and pedagogy.
Part 1: stages of development for speech, language and communication
Deepening understanding of the typical stages of development from birth to five years of age and distinguish between speech, language and communication.
Part 2: the impact of the learning environment
Understand the impact of the learning environment on children’s language and communication.
Part 3: action planning for practice and provision
Reflect on potential changes to practice and provision which will best support the development of children’s speech, language and communication.
- Explore the key features of an enabling, language rich environment allowing children to successfully follow their own interests
- Form strategies to extend children’s thinking, language and communication skills through careful planning, resourcing and teaching within provision
- Reflect and evaluate current EYFS provision and begin to formulate plans to move forward
EYFS leaders and practitioners
All about the needs of boys
A specialist workshop designed to inform and guide EYFS and KS1 practitioners in achieving their vision for learning.
The gender gap is a much-discussed topic across the education sector. Early years practitioners often come across the same problems; with boys not appearing to fully engage in an adult-led activities or reluctant to use all experiences provided to support their learning. It is critical that we plan meaningful and challenging experiences that connect with all children’s passions and spark their imaginations.
This course will explore theories behind young children’s development and how these relate specifically to boys. Throughout the day participants will consider how we can address these issues in imaginative and practical ways.
- A deeper understanding of boys learning in the EYFS and KS1
- Strategies and tools to help you evaluate your provision
- Case studies examples of how changes can have measurable impact
EYFS and KS1 Leaders, Teachers, Tas
Join us for this programme of three webinars which have been designed to provide insightful CPD opportunities for your KS1 team to refresh their knowledge and rethink practice.
Each 90 minute webinar focuses on key aspects of pedagogy with new ideas and inspiration for practice and provision. There will be recommended pre-course and gap tasks to undertake to maximise impact, and you will also receive additional resources to use back in school and to enrich your learning.
Part 1: the rationale for change
Consider the key principles of child development and recognise the importance of understanding how children learn as we explore how to plan provision that builds on previous experiences.
Part 2: designing the classroom
Revisit the principles of effective continuous provision and start to consider how to plan your space and prioritise areas to enable children to make progress.
Part 3: linking provision to the curriculum
Consider how to closely link continuous provision to support the demands of the KS1 curriculum and provide rich opportunities for exploration and challenge.
For those looking to rethink their provision, refresh their understanding or as an introduction for anyone new to working with years 1 and 2.
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Ensuring progression through KS1
A three-part webinar designed for those looking to consolidate and extend working with provision in KS1.
Join us for this programme of three webinars which have been designed to provide CPD opportunities for your KS1 team to review and develop their approach to teaching and learning.
Each 90 minute webinar focuses on key aspects of pedagogy with new ideas and inspiration for practice and provision. There will be recommended pre-course and gap tasks to undertake to maximise impact, and you will also receive additional resources to use back in school and to enrich your learning
Part 1: revisiting and embedding learning
Consider how to embed curriculum links and deepen learning through incidental learning, classroom routines and procedures and how to plan effective enhancements for provision.
Part 2: the role of the adult
Explore the varied role of the adult as children work with provision and consider how to achieve a balance between adult-led and child-led learning, through responsive planning and timetabling.
Part 3: how to evidence learning and demonstrate progress in KS1
Examine ways to ensure progression through years one and two by supporting children to plan, assess and evidence their learning in increasingly sophisticated ways and with growing levels of independence.
This course is an extension to our ‘Rethinking KS1’ webinar package and is for those looking to consolidate and extend working with provision in KS1.