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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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Multiple Place Discounts Available on Autumn & Spring 2018/19 CPD

  • Spend £200 (exc. VAT) on CPD and receive 5% off
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  • Spend £400 (exc. VAT) on CPD and receive 10% off
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  • Spend £600 (exc. VAT) on CPD and receive 15% off
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Securing Strong Leadership in the KS1

Developing Skilful Leadership of KS1 Two Day Autumn $300.00

Developing Skilful Leadership of KS1

Course description

During these sessions we will examine the key skills of leadership, focussing on the most effective approaches to leading and sustaining continuous improvement in KS1.  This course has been designed to provide new and existing KS1 leaders with the opportunity to explore the complexities of their role and develop leadership skills, enabling excellence for all learners. Delegates will consider how to develop a shared understanding of quality KS1 practice and strategies to improve teaching across the whole of the KS1 team.

Day One –Establishing a Vision: Developing an Effective Learning Environment for the KS1 Learner

During this day delegates will focus on how they can create and embed a vision for learning and teaching which enables excellence for all learners. We will explore how a well-organised, challenging environment underpins effective teaching and learning across the whole curriculum

and consider how best to create and embed a clear vision for pedagogically appropriate teaching and learning in KS1.

Day Two – Evidencing Learning and Demonstrating Progress

This session will focus on the importance and value of supporting independent learning in order to support children’s progress and reflect on a range of strategies that effectively support and guide children’s creative and critical thinking.

Benefits

  • Greater confidence in your role leading and inspiring others to make a sustained impact
  • Strategies to support you with successfully leading change
  • The opportunity to work collaboratively with other KS1 leaders
Course type Two Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $396.90 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Leaders keen to develop greater skills and confidence
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Day 1: Wednesday 6th February, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Day 2: Thursday 21st March, 9.30am – 3.30pm
London Centre
Day 1: Wednesday 6th February, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Day 2: Tuesday 19th March, 9.30am – 3.30pm

Starting Out in KS1

Creating Opportunities for Learners in KS1

Securing a Broad & Balanced Curriculum in Y1 One Day Aut / Spr $175.00

Securing a Broad & Balanced Curriculum in Y1

Course description

This course addresses the issues around effective planning; ensuring that all aspects of the KS1 curriculum are effectively taught and that key skills are embedded, whilst ensuring that that children are given opportunities to make links, explore and think critically.

During this inspiring course, delegates will be supported to find ways to manage these challenges. We will consider how to interpret learning through skilful observation and use this information to accurately assess and explore 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 specific needs of your school.

Delegates will consider how a combination of adult led, carefully planned provision and opportunities for child-initiated learning can bring about successful learning outcomes.

Benefits

  • Clarity of how to develop KS1 provision that supports the whole curriculum
  • An understanding of how to capitalize on ‘incidental learning’
  • Practical ideas for developing strategies to extend and capture children’s learning
Course type One Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Leaders and Y1 Teachers seeking to develop practice
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Wednesday 5th December, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
London Centre
Wednesday 5th December, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Nottingham Hub
Tuesday 19th March, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Northern Centre
Wednesday 27th March, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
London Centre
Friday 29th March, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Taking the Characteristics of Effective Learning forward into KS1 One Day Spring $175.00

Taking the Characteristics of Effective Learning forward into KS1

Course description

We know that a major source of the difference between the highest and lowest achieving children is the degree to which they become regulators of their own learning. Good learners have strong dispositions and the skills to access all learning opportunities fully.  This course will explore how best to support each child’s approach to learning; reflecting on the nature and content of the characteristics of effective learning and their critical significance for children’s learning.  Participants will consider how these characteristics can be facilitated, supported and recognised throughout KS1.

Benefits

  • In-depth understanding of the Characteristics of Effective learning and what these look like in KS1
  • Strategies to promote a classroom culture that fosters positive dispositions to learning
  • Inspiring and practical examples of active learning
Course type One Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Leaders and Y1 Teachers seeking to develop practice
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Thursday 24th January, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
London Centre
Thursday 24th January, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now

KS1 Practice Essentials

How to use Continuous Provision Year 1 Workshop Autumn $55.00

How to use Continuous Provision Year 1

Course description

Research identifies that children benefit if the curriculum and provision in Y1 builds on previous experiences and provides rich opportunities for exploration and challenge. During this practical workshop delegates will develop an understanding of the principles of continuous provision and how to ensure that this is challenging enough to meet the increasing needs of the KS1 curriculum.

Benefits

  • Clarity around what continuous provision should look like in Year 1
  • A deeper understanding of how to create active, meaningful learning environments
Course type Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience Y1 Teachers and HLTAs seeking to build expert knowledge
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Tuesday 29th January, 10.00am – 12.00pm Book Now
London Centre
Tuesday 29th January, 10.00am – 12.00pm Book Now
How to Evidence Learning & Demonstrate Progress in Y1 Workshop Aut / Spr $55.00

How to Evidence Learning & Demonstrate Progress in Y1

Course description

Ensuring children continue to make progress whilst presenting learning in ways that engage and motivate can be challenging for many KS1 practitioners. Although many classrooms now have elements of continuous provision in KS1 there is still much uncertainty as to how best to make it work. Questions such as ‘How can we ensure that children are challenged and making progress whilst engaged in self -initiated learning?’ and ‘How can we best evidence self-initiated learning?’ are often asked.  This session explores manageable ways to evidence learning through planning and recording and shares high quality examples.

Benefits

  • Practical ideas for recording learning using the continuous provision
  • Ideas for how to create engaging learning opportunities
Course type Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience Y1 Teachers and HLTAs seeking to build expert knowledge
Venue, Date & Time
Nottingham Hub
Wednesday 6th March, 10.00am – 12.00pm Book Now
Northern Centre
Wednesday 27th February, 10.00am – 12.00pm Book Now
London Centre
Wednesday 27th February, 10.00am – 12.00pm Book Now
How to Challenge & Extend Thinking in Y1 Workshop Aut/Spr $55.00

How to Challenge & Extend Thinking in Y1

Course description

In today’s rapidly changing world, children need to be able to do much more than repeat a list of facts. Supporting children in developing thinking, rather than just learning facts and skills ensures that children are taught the skills that they will need in later life. They need to be critical thinkers who can make sense of information, make inferences, analyse, contrast and compare. Providing opportunities for children to question, share ideas, predict and hypothesise is critical for cognitive development and allows children to learn how to learn.

This workshop will explore ways that teachers in Y1 can stretch children’s thinking, offering them challenges that fire their imagination and help to develop their problem-solving skills.

Benefits

  • Deepen understand around the importance of developing thinking skills and how this impacts on high quality teaching and learning
  • Explore resources that promote and inspire curiosity
Course type Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience Y1 Teachers and HLTAs seeking to build expert knowledge
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Thursday 6th December, 10.00am – 12.00pm Book Now
London Centre
Thursday 6th December, 10.00am – 12.00pm Book Now
Northern Centre
Tuesday 12th March, 10.00am – 12.00pm Book Now
London Centre
Wednesday 13th March, 10.00am – 12.00pm Book Now

KS1 Inspiration for Practice

We Could Be Heroes: The Power of Imaginative Play Twilight Spring $35.00

We Could Be Heroes: The Power of Imaginative Play

Course description

Whether it be super heroes, story book characters or inspiring historical figures; exploring the life of another person whilst in role offers a rich seam of powerful learning opportunities across the curriculum in KS1.

Stepping into another’s shoes encourages children to safely explore moral issues and develop a sense of empathy through their play and during this twilight we will consider practical ways to support children with developing their imaginative play.  We will discuss how to use it to successfully strengthen their social skills, language skills and storytelling – as well as using it as a meaningful approach  to deepen their understanding of the lives of others, both modern day and in the past.

Benefits

  • Develop an understanding of how imaginative role play can be used to support learning across KS1
  • Gain ideas for how it can be modelled, taught and extended
Course type Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Teams seeking inspiration and new ideas
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Tuesday 5th February, 4.30pm – 6.00pm Book Now
London Centre
Tuesday 5th February, 4.30pm – 6.00pm Book Now
Nottingham Hub
Wednesday 6th March, 4.30pm – 6.00pm Book Now
Whatever the Weather: Getting Outdoors in KS1 Twilight Spring $35.00

Whatever the Weather: Getting Outdoors in KS1

Course description

Whatever the Weather: Getting Outdoors in KS1
The benefits for children of being able to learn outdoors are now widely acknowledged but providing outdoor learning in KS1 can often be challenging. This twilight will consider the possibilities for continuing regular outdoor learning and explore how best to plan and organise outdoor provision that offers a wide range of learning opportunities for children in Y1, in a way that is realistic and manageable. It will consider the implications for curriculum planning, daily routines, resourcing and the role of the adult outdoors.

Benefits

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the value of outdoor learning
  • Confidence in knowing how the outdoor environment can be used to support learning across the curriculum.
  • Inspiring examples of outdoor learning
Course type Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Teams seeking inspiration and new ideas
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Thursday 7th March, 4.30pm – 6.00pm Book Now
London Centre
Thursday 7th March, 4.30pm – 6.00pm Book Now

Specialist Courses

School Readiness: Planning for & Ensuring Smooth Transitions into Reception & Into Year 1 One Day Spring $175.00

School Readiness: Planning for & Ensuring Smooth Transitions into Reception & Into Year 1

Course description

Transition is not an event, but a process. Poor transitions cause stress for young children which can lead to anxiety, significantly impacting on their ongoing progress across all areas of learning and development. The transition from Nursery to Reception and then into Y1 continues to be a challenge and area of debate for many schools and for many children. In order to ensure a smooth transition and continuity in their learning it is vital to consider the unique needs of each child. The course will explore ways to make the best use of evidence that has been captured about children’s learning.
Throughout the day delegates will consider key principles for transition and practical ways to ensure this is as smooth and successful as possible; with opportunities to reflect on their current approach and consider a developmentally and age appropriate approach.

Benefits
• A deeper understanding of the impact transition has on children
• Strategies to help make the most of existing evidence about children’s previous learning
• Practical ideas to help make transition a success

Course type One Day Course
Led by Jude Twani, Regional Development Manager
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience Nursery, Reception & KS1 Leads, Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Cambridge Hub
Friday 15th March, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now