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This broad range of leadership courses provides opportunities for senior leaders to address key aspects of practice and resolve complex issues. Informative and inspiring, they will enable leaders to monitor and support effective approaches in EYFS and KS1.

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Securing Strong Leadership in the EYFS/KS1

Developing Skilful Leadership of KS1 Two Day Spring $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
Developing Skilful Leadership of the EYFS Two Day Spring $300.00

Developing Skilful Leadership of the EYFS

Course description

To lead a team effectively and inspire a continual drive towards excellence requires high quality leadership skills. To support current EYFS leaders in developing these skills, this two-day course will focus on the multi-faceted nature of their role, covering the key areas involved in leading the EYFS with skill and confidence.

Day One – Establishing a Shared Vision and Leading Practice
This day will focus on leading by establishing clarity about what we want for young children. The course will ask delegates to explore their own values and motivation as educations and benchmark these in order to establish a clear vision of excellence. We will examine how leaders monitor and drive outcomes based on the depth of their own understanding of best practice and quality provision. Gap tasks will be introduced to extend development.

Day Two – Securing and Demonstrating Progress
Day Two will explore accountability. We will focus on reviewing current approaches to observation and assessment and examine how data is used to inform practice and provision both responsively and strategically. We will explore ways of clearly identifying and prioritising areas for development, the process of change and its management. Time will also be given to discuss ways of presenting this information to others.

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 early years leaders
Course type Two Day Course
Led by EX Curriculum Team
Price $396.90 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Staff
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Day 1: Monday 4th February, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Day 2: Friday 22nd March, 9.30am – 3.30pm
Leading Moderation & Embedding Consistency Half Day Spring $75.00

Leading Moderation & Embedding Consistency

Course description

With the EYFS profile remaining in place this current academic year, it is essential that practitioners feel confident that the judgments they are making about children’s attainment against the ELG’s are secure.  This half day workshop will explore the principles behind gathering a rich evidence set to inform these decisions.   Drawing on practical examples of best practice, we will consider the different sources of evidence that can help teachers to confidently assess children’s levels of attainment and feel well prepared for sharing this information with others.

Benefits

  • A clear understanding of how evidence supports with judgement attainment in the EYFS
  • Confidence to better share these outcomes
  • Practical ideas to support with evidence gathering
Course type Half Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $99.23 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders keen to develop accuracy and consistency
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Tuesday 26th March, 9.30am – 12.00pm Book Now
London Centre
Tuesday 26th March, 9.30am – 12.00pm Book Now
How Effective is Your EYFS? One Day Spring $175.00

How Effective is Your EYFS?

Course description

Knowing the quality of your early years is the starting point for a path towards improvement. The quality of teaching in the early years is greatly enhanced by the knowledge of leaders in developing, supporting and challenging best practice. This course will outline the key features of outstanding practice in the early years. It will offer leaders the opportunity to discuss how outstanding teaching can be successfully enabled and how it should be monitored.

By the end of the course delegates should feel more confident as advocates for the educational experiences of the youngest children in their schools and better equipped to lead, develop and champion practice across their team.

Benefits

  • A clear understanding of the key features of quality Early Years practice
  • Strategies to support with leading the development of others
  • Greater confidence as an Early Years leader

 

Course type One Day Course
Led by Ruth Swailes
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience Heads and Deputies of Schools Awaiting Inspection
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Monday 28th January, 9.30am-3.30pm Book Now
London Centre
Wednesday 30th January, 9.30am-3.30pm Book Now

Developing Strategic Leadership of the EYFS

Understanding the EYFS for Literacy Leaders Half Day Aut/Spr $75.00

Understanding the EYFS for Literacy Leaders

Course description

With such a strong focus on the role of senior leaders in successfully supporting learning in the EYFS, it is essential that senior leaders are knowledgeable about teaching and learning in the EYFS as well as KS1 and KS2. This can be challenging for Leaders, as learning often looks very different for our youngest learners. This can lead to difficulties in identifying good practice and effective action points.
The session will explore the statutory EYFS framework as well as the end of EYFS expectations. Best practice in EYFS will be explored as well as support for monitoring, to ensure that Leaders are able to recognise and develop teaching and learning in the Early Years.

Benefits

  • A clearer understanding of the EYFS statutory Framework
  • A deeper knowledge of what good practice in the EYFS looks like
  • The opportunity to meet with colleagues in a similar role
Course type Half Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $99.23 (exc. VAT)
Audience Literacy Coordinators and Assistant Heads who monitor Literacy
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Monday 11th February, 9.30am – 12.00pm Book Now
London Centre
Monday 11th February, 9.30am-12.00pm Book Now
Understanding the EYFS for Maths Leaders Half Day Aut/Spr $75.00

Understanding the EYFS for Maths Leaders

Course description

With such a strong focus on the role of senior leaders in successfully supporting learning in the EYFS, it is essential that senior leaders are knowledgeable about teaching and learning in the EYFS as well as KS1 and KS2. This can be challenging for Leaders, as learning often looks very different for our youngest learners. This can lead to difficulties in identifying good practice and effective action points.
The session will explore the statutory EYFS framework as well as the end of EYFS expectations. Best practice in EYFS will be explored as well as support for monitoring, to ensure that Leaders are able to recognise and develop teaching and learning in the Early Years.

Benefits

  • A clearer understanding of the EYFS statutory Framework
  • A deeper knowledge of what good practice in the EYFS looks like
  • The opportunity to meet with colleagues in a similar role
Course type Half Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $99.23 (exc. VAT)
Audience Maths Coordinators and Assistant Heads who monitor Maths
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Monday 4th March, 9.30am – 12.00pm Book Now
London Centre
Monday 4th March, 9.30am – 12.00pm Book Now
Preparing for Inspection for Senior Leaders One Day Spring $175.00

Preparing for Inspection for Senior Leaders

Course description

Getting it right from the start is critical for every child. This course has been specifically designed to give newly appointed headteachers with limited early years’ experience a thorough introduction to everything they need to know.

The day will begin by providing delegates with a detailed overview of the statutory requirements for the EYFS; including the safeguarding and welfare requirements. Participants will then explore what is best practice and how to confidently observe learning in the early years.  We will then consider how to give effective and constructive feedback to your early years practitioners.  Time will also be spent supporting you with how to understand and interpret EYFS data in order to enable you to use it effectively for school improvement purposes.

Benefits

  • A clear understanding of the statutory requirements for the EYFS
  • Knowledge of the key features of continuous provision and planning in the Early Years.
  • Resources to support you with monitoring and evaluating practice
Course type One Day Course
Led by Ruth Swailes, National Leadership Consultant
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience Heads and Deputies of schools awaiting inspection
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Monday 4th March, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
London Centre
Wednesday 6th March, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Understanding the EYFS for Senior Leaders One Day Spring $175.00

Understanding the EYFS for Senior Leaders

Course description

Getting it right from the start is critical for every child. This course has been specifically designed to give newly appointed headteachers with limited early years’ experience a thorough introduction to everything they need to know. The day will begin by providing delegates with a detailed overview of the statutory requirements for the EYFS; including the safeguarding and welfare requirements.  Participants will then explore what is best practice and how to confidently observe learning in the early years.  We will then consider how to give effective and constructive feedback to your early years practitioners.  Time will also be spent supporting you with how to understand and interpret EYFS data in order to enable you to use it effectively for school improvement purposes.

Benefits

  • A clear understanding of the statutory requirements for the EYFS
  • Knowledge of the key features of continuous provision and planning in the Early Years.
  • Resources to support you with monitoring and evaluating practice
Course type One Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience Heads and Deputies seeking to extend their knowledge of the EYFS
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Wednesday 6th February, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now
London Centre
Tuesday 2nd April, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now