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KS1 Courses at London & Northern Centres

Embracing the challenges of teaching in KS1, these specialist courses and twilights offer a range of CPD opportunities for those new into this phase and more experienced teachers -drawing on inspiring case studies and packed with practical ideas and strategies to maximise learning across the curriculum

Also, to support colleagues moving into KS1 in September, we are leading a package of three day courses specifically designed to equip teachers with the knowledge and skills that underpin effective practice. Be sure to secure places as courses start at the end of this term.

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Autumn 2017, Spring & Summer 2018

Securing Progression: How to Nurture Young Writers in Y1 Two Day Aut term £300.00

Securing Progression: How to Nurture Young Writers in Y1

Course description

Ensuring children continue to make progress whilst presenting learning in ways that engage and motivate them is a challenge for many Y1 practitioners.

This exciting and in-depth two-day course will explore how to build on children’s prior mark-making experiences in the EYFS and ensure that the teaching of writing is developmentally appropriate, meaningful and challenging. Participants will consider manageable ways in which the learning environment, the daily routine and the presentation of learning experiences can be adapted to meet the needs and interests of these young children and inspire young writers.

Day 1
This day will look at unpicking the learning needs of 5 and 6 year olds, and exploring the challenges teachers may face in meeting these needs. A key focus will be on considering a variety of ways in which children can continue to develop as independent, but accountable writers and how the learning environment can support this. You will then be invited to complete a gap task which will involve applying some of the ideas/strategies shared.

Day 2
This day will include an opportunity to reflect on learning from the gap task and explore how to help children progress with writing in Y1 whilst continuing to inspire deep learning. The focus will continue to be on evaluating current practice and considering realistic and manageable next steps.

Benefits

  • A richer understanding of the key writing skills.
  • Knowledge of how support writing across the curriculum.
  • Inspiring and practical solutions to promote writing.

 

Course type Two Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Consultant Team
Price £300.00 exc. VAT
Additional Delegate £250.00 exc. VAT
Audience Y1 Teachers, Literacy Leaders
Autumn 2017
Northern Centre
Day 1: Tuesday 27th February, 9.30am – 3.30pm
Day 2: Tuesday 24th April, 9.30am – 3.30pm
London Centre
Day 1: Tuesday 28th November, 9.30am – 3.30pm
Day 2: Wednesday 7th March, 9.30am – 3.30pm
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Demonstrating Impact: Leading Outstanding Teaching in KS1 One Day Multi terms £175.00

Demonstrating Impact: Leading Outstanding Teaching in KS1

Course description

School effectiveness is judged not only on the quality of teaching and the impact it has on outcomes, but on the way leaders strives to ensure excellence for every child.
This in-depth one day course will focus on how KS1 leaders create and embed a vision for learning and teaching which enables excellence for all learners. During the day you will consider a range of evidence based approaches to enable quality teaching and learning. The course will explore how to build a culture of excellence, develop consistency of quality and practical tools to help you achieve your vision.

Benefits

  • A clear understanding of the key features of outstanding KS1 practice.
  • Strategies to support with leading the development of others.
  • Greater confidence as a Key Stage 1 leader.
Course type One Day Course
Led by Ruth Swailles, National Leadership Consultant
Price £175.00 exc. VAT
Additional Delegate £150.00 exc. VAT
Audience KS1 Leaders & Senior Leaders
Autumn 2017
Northern Centre
Tuesday 14th November, 9.30am – 3.30pm
London Centre
Wednesday 15th November, 9.30am – 3.30pm
Spring 2018
Northern Centre
Friday 9th March, 9.30am – 3.30pm
London Centre
Monday 12th March, 9.30am – 3.30pm
Summer 2018
Northern Centre
Tuesday 8th May, 9.30am – 3.30pm
London Centre
Friday 11th May, 9.30am – 3.30pm
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Demonstrating Impact: Effective Use of Pupil Premium Funding in the EYFS & KS1 One Day Aut term £175.00

Demonstrating Impact: Effective Use of Pupil Premium Funding in the EYFS & KS1

Course description

With significant scrutiny on the impact of both pupil premium and early years’ pupil premium funding, it is essential that those responsible for making use of this funding maximise its impact.
By exploring case studies from a diverse range of schools and unpicking the approaches used to the spending of premium funding in the EYFS and KS1, this course will help leaders to explore how best to support the learning and development of those children in receipt of the funding.
The day will provide updates on key policies and practices; support leaders in identifying successful strategies, leading evidence based initiatives and demonstrating both immediate and long-term impact for children.

Benefits

  • An understanding of evidence based strategies for effective use of the funding.
  • Case study examples of how Pupil Premium funding has had measurable impact.
  • Practical tools help evaluate current se of funding.
Course type One Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Consultant Team
Price £175.00 exc. VAT
Additional Delegate £150.00 exc. VAT
Audience EYFS Leaders, KS1 Leaders, Senior Leaders, Assessment Leads, SENCO's
Autumn 2017
Northern Centre
Friday 1st December, 9.30am – 3.30pm
London Centre
Wednesday 29th November, 9.30am – 3.30pm
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Unpicking the Issues: Securing a Broad & Balanced Curriculum in Y1 One Day Spr term £175.00

Unpicking the Issues: Securing a Broad & Balanced Curriculum in Y1

Course description

Rescheduled date for Autumn
Ensuring that all aspects of the KS1 curriculum are effectively taught and that key skills are embedded in order for children to make at least good progress from their starting points is an ongoing challenge. At the same time we know that children at this key stage learn most effectively when given opportunities to make links, explore and think critically. To successfully unpick this, interpret the learning and use this information to accurately assess requires skilful observation.

During this inspiring course, delegates will be supported to find ways to manage these challenges; exploring how a combination of adult-led, carefully planned provision and opportunities for child-initiated learning can bring about successful outcomes. Time will also be given to create an action plan unique to the needs of your school.

Benefits

  • Clarity of how to develop KS1 provision that supports the whole curriculum and ensures progression.
  • An understanding of how ‘incidental learning’ can be used to meet curriculum objectives.
  • Greater confidence in how to accurately use observation to support the assessment process.

 

Course type One Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Consultant Team
Price £175.00 exc. VAT
Additional Delegate £150.00 exc. VAT
Audience KS1 Leaders, Y1 Teachers
Spring 2018
Northern Centre
Wednesday 1st March, 9.30am – 3.30pm
London Centre
Tuesday 21st February, 9.30am – 3.30pm
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Creating A Dynamic Learning Environment: Rethinking the Y1 Classroom One Day Spr term £175.00

Creating A Dynamic Learning Environment: Rethinking the Y1 Classroom

Course description

Research identifies that children benefit if the curriculum and provision in Y1 builds on their previous experiences and provides rich opportunities for exploration and challenge. This course has been specifically designed to support Y1 teachers who are looking to develop the principles of continuous provision and enhancements in their classrooms that enable children to make progress.

Delegates will have the opportunity to consider how a well-organised, challenging environment, underpins effective learning and teaching across the whole curriculum. Inspiring and practical case studies will be shared that demonstrate how schools have successfully transformed their classrooms and the powerful impact this has had on learning.

Benefits

  • An understanding of the relationship between continuous provision and enhancements in Y1
  • Strategies to help extend children’s learning
  • Practical ideas for developing provision
Course type One Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Consultant Team
Price £175.00 exc. VAT
Additional Delegate £150.00 exc. VAT
Audience KS1 Leaders, Y1 Teachers
Spring 2018
Northern Centre
Wednesday 28th February, 9.30am – 3.30pm
London Centre
Thursday 8th March, 9.30am – 3.30pm
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Working Together: How to Successfully Engage with Parents Half Day Spr term £75.00

Working Together: How to Successfully Engage with Parents

Course description

If we are to truly celebrate the uniqueness of each child, it is critical that we acknowledge parents and carers as a child’s first and most enduring educators. Children arrive in schools and settings with a broad range of experiences and living in diverse home environments. If we are to effectively support them in their learning journeys we need to do this in partnership with those who know them best.

Working with parents as partners in children’s early learning and development is central to the EYFS. It sets out clear principles and commitments to practice within the theme of Positive Relationships. These include the requirement for each child to have a key person who should work to form a warm, trusting and respectful relationship with that child and their family. During this workshop we will consider some of the evidence that shows the difference working in partnership with parents makes and explore practical ways to successfully achieve this.

Benefits

  • A clear understanding of the impact working with parents can have on outcomes for children.
  • Strategies to evaluate current practice.
  • Practical ideas to improve engagement with families.

 

Course type Half Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Consultant Team
Price £75.00 exc. VAT
Additional Delegate £55.00 exc. VAT
Audience EYFS Leaders, KS1 Leaders, Senior Leaders, SENCO's
Spring 2018
Northern Centre
Tuesday 6th February, 9.30am – 12.00pm
London Centre
Tuesday 6th February, 9.30am – 12.00pm
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Come Rain or Shine: Planning Outdoor Learning in KS1 Workshop Spr term £55.00

Come Rain or Shine: Planning Outdoor Learning in KS1

Course description

To truly create an effective learning environment for Y1 and 2, we must develop a variety of ways for children to learn outdoors. Exploiting the outdoor environment and its use needs careful planning and preparation so that it is both inspiring and engaging and can successfully meet the needs of the curriculum. This practical workshop will explore how to offer rich experiences that contribute to all areas of learning and development; including providing opportunities to extend children’s maths, literacy, problem solving and thinking skills. Delegates will come away with a wealth of practical ideas to embrace outdoor learning.

Course type Workshop
Led by Early Excellence Consultant Team
Price £55.00 exc. VAT
Audience KS1 Leaders, KS1 Teachers, TAs
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Tuesday 20th March, 10.00am – 12.00pm
London Centre
Tuesday 20th March, 10.00am – 12.00pm
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Hooked on Books: Igniting Children’s Learning Through Texts Workshop Spr term £55.00

Hooked on Books: Igniting Children’s Learning Through Texts

Course description

Learning is always more significant and embedded more easily when children are highly motivated and engaged. Nowhere is this more evident than when children are inspired by a special story or text! This practical workshop will highlight the myriad of ways in which high quality texts can be used in KS1 to enliven key themes and concepts. We will also explore how small world play can be developed alongside texts to extend children’s language for thinking and learning.

Course type Workshop
Led by Early Excellence Consultant Team
Price £55.00 exc. VAT
Audience KS1 Teachers, English Leaders, Aas
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Cnetre
Tuesday 27th February, 10.00am – 12.00pm
London Centre
Tuesday 27th February, 10.00am – 12.00pm
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Digital Natives! Embracing Technology in Y1 Twilight Spr term £35.00

Digital Natives! Embracing Technology in Y1

Course description

The days of technology in the classroom being restricted to an hour each week in an ICT suite have long gone. Technology permeates throughout the lives of young children in a diverse range of forms and experiences. Join this informative and inspiring twilight to explore innovative ways to truly embed ICT skills in your classroom – and discover ways to use technology to support and enrich learning across the curriculum.

Course type Twilight
Led by Early Excellence Consultant Team
Price £35.00 exc. VAT
Audience KS1 Leaders, ICT Leaders, KS1 Teachers, TAs
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Thursday 3rd May, 4.30pm – 6.00pm
London Centre
Thursday 3rd May, 4.30pm – 6.00pm
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Building Bridges: Linking Science & Engineering in KS1 Twilight Spr term £35.00

Building Bridges: Linking Science & Engineering in KS1

Course description

Engineering is much more than fixing cars and boilers; engineers use mathematical and scientific knowledge and their creativity to solve problems in the real world. This twilight will demonstrate many of the key ideas and concepts used in designing, constructing and engineering and give real examples of how these can be linked to teaching across the curriculum in KS1 – especially maths and science. Ideas of how to integrate challenges and innovative ideas through continuous provision areas will also be explored.

Course type Twilight
Led by Early Excellence Consultant Team
Price £35.00 exc. VAT
Audience KS1 Leaders, Science Leaders, KS1 Teachers, TAs
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Monday 29th January, 4.30pm – 6.00pm
London Centre
Monday 29th January, 4.30pm – 6.00pm
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Curiouser & Curiouser: Thinking Creatively and Solving Problems in KS1 Twilight Spr term £35.00

Curiouser & Curiouser: Thinking Creatively and Solving Problems in KS1

Course description

In the words of Ken Robinson ‘We are preparing children for jobs that don’t exist yet, using technologies that haven’t been invented, in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet’. With this in mind, how do we ensure that we are teaching children the skills that they will need in later life? This thought provoking twilight looks at strategies to teach thinking skills and explores how these can be linked to curriculum areas such as art, science and mathematics.

Course type Twilight
Led by Early Excellence Consultant Team
Price £35.00 exc. VAT
Audience KS1 Leaders, Curriculum Leaders, KS1 Teachers, TAs
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Thursday 15th March, 4.30pm – 6.00pm
London Centre
Monday 12th March, 4.30pm – 6.00pm
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