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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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Demonstrating Impact: Leading Outstanding Teaching In KS1 One Day May £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
Summer 2018
Northern Centre
Tuesday 8th May, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
London Centre
Friday 11th May, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
How Effective Is Your Early Years? Monitoring Quality & Leading Improvement One Day Apr £175.00

How Effective Is Your Early Years? Monitoring Quality & Leading Improvement

Course description

Outlining the key features of outstanding practice in EY, we will discuss how outstanding teaching can be enabled, how it should be monitored and challenged. Delegates will feel more confident as advocates for the education 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 EY practice
  • Greater confidence with monitoring
  • Strategies to support with leading the development of others
Course type One Day Course
Led by Ruth Swailes, National Leadership Consultant
Price £175.00 exc. VAT
Additional Delegate £150.00 exc. VAT
Audience Headteachers, Senior Leaders, EYFS Leaders
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Monday 23rd April, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
London Centre
Wednesday 25th April, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Next Steps In Learning: All About Observational Assessment One Day May £175.00

Next Steps In Learning: All About Observational Assessment

Course description

The role of observational assessment is critical in enabling practitioners to identify significant aspects of children’s behaviour and interests to support and facilitate their on-going learning, both in the EYFS and KS1. This course explores the critical role of assessment, including manageable and meaningful approaches to observation, recording and demonstrating progress – and provides opportunities for participants to review current processes.

Benefits

  • Clarity of how to use assessment to support learning
  • Greater confidence in using observation based assessment
  • Examples of strategies and tools to help support effective observation
Course type One Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Team
Price £175.00 (exc. VAT)
Additional Delegate £150.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Teachers, KS1 Teachers, EYFS Practitioners, KS1 Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Friday 4th May, 9.30am-3.30pm Book Now
London Centre
Friday 4th May, 9.30am-3.30pm Book Now
Telling The Story: Demonstrating Progress In KS1 One Day May £175.00

Telling The Story: Demonstrating Progress In KS1

Course description

Schools that know themselves well move forward with confidence and effective strategic planning and review ensures that all they do is fit for purpose. This course, for headteachers and senior leaders, will develop your leadership strengths and skills and focus on the most effective approaches for leading improvement and monitoring at KS1, including building on children’s learning and progress at the EYFS.

The new inspection schedule places a great deal of emphasis on pupil progress. Leaders can feel uncertain and may lack confidence to discuss progress and attainment across KS1. Through activities and thought provoking discussions this course is designed to give you greater confidence in evidencing and articulating children’s progress. You will end the day able to talk about children’s progress with confidence, using data to support school improvement.

Benefits

  • A clear understanding of how to use data more effectively.
  • Greater confidence in articulating progress.
  • Practical strategies to support the development of assessment procedures.
Course type One Day Course
Led by Ruth Swailes, National Leadership Consultant
Price £175.00 exc. VAT
Additional Delegate £150.00 exc. VAT
Audience Headteachers, Senior Leaders & KS1 Leaders
Summer 2018
Northern Centre
Monday 21st May, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Unpicking The Issues: Securing A Broad & Balanced Curriculum In YR1 One Day Jun £175.00

Unpicking The Issues: Securing A Broad & Balanced Curriculum In YR1

Course description

This course has been designed to address 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.

Delegates will consider how to interpret learning through skillful 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 learning outcomes. Time will also be given to create an action plan unique to the specific needs of your school.

Benefits

  • Clarity of how to develop KS1 provision that supports the whole curriculum
  • An understanding of how to capitalise on ‘incidental learning’
  • Practical ideas for developing strategies to extend and capture children’s learning
Course type One Day Course
Led by Anna Lacey, London Centre Manager / Nova Robinson, North Centre Manager
Price £175.00 (exc. VAT)
Additional Delegate £150.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Teachers and KS 1 Leaders
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Wednesday 6th June, 9.30am-3.30pm Book Now
London Centre
Tuesday 5th June, 9.30am-3.30pm Book Now
Evaluating Practice & Completing Your SEF One Day Jun £175.00

Evaluating Practice & Completing Your SEF

Course description

With Ofsted currently making separate judgements about teaching in the EYFS, it is essential for leaders to have a secure knowledge of pupil outcomes and the quality of provision. This course is for senior leaders who wish to ensure that their professional knowledge of the EYFS is up to date. The day will support strategic planning and evaluation of this important stage and further develop skills in holding EYFS leaders to account. It will look in detail at effective assessment including demonstrating and reporting pupil progress, the nature of high quality teaching and the critical significance of the ‘Characteristics of Effective Learning’. During the afternoon there will a practical workshop exploring what evidence to collate.

Benefits

  • Confidence in evaluating your Early Years.
  • Examples of effective self-evaluation and supporting frameworks.
  • Support from a consultant to review your current evidence.
Course type One Day Course
Led by Ruth Swailles, National Leadership Consultant
Price £175.00 exc. VAT
Additional Delegate £150.00 exc. VAT
Audience Heads, Deputy Heads, Senior Leaders, EYFS Leaders
Summer 2018
Northern Centre
Friday 8th June, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
London Centre
Wednesday 6th June, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
New To Headship: Understanding The Early Years One Day Jun £175.00

New To Headship: Understanding The Early Years

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 go on to 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 to enable you to use it effectively use it 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 Early Excellence Consultant Team
Price £175.00 exc. VAT
Additional Delegate £150.00 exc. VAT
Audience Heads & Prospective Heads
Summer 2018
Northern Centre
Tuesday 19th June, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
London Centre
Wednesday 13th June, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Leading The Reception Year: Strategies For Evaluation & Improvement One Day Jun £175.00

Leading The Reception Year: Strategies For Evaluation & Improvement

Course description

Many EYFS leaders are conscious that, now more than ever, they need to have total confidence in their YR practice and provision. This course aims to equip leaders with the tools and skills to evaluate the quality of the YR curriculum, teaching and learning and their impact on children during this critical year. This requires a sharp and objective scrutiny of current practice and provision along with the skills to challenge and re-focus it, even when pupil outcomes are good. With a sharp focus on what the reception year should look like, delegates will be introduced to effective, practical tools and strategies for evaluation and improvement.

Benefits

  • An informed perspective on what is unique and important in the reception year
  • Practical tools for supporting critical evaluation and analysis of current practice and provision
  • Strategies for challenge and support, which have a direct and powerful impact on key areas for improvement
Course type One Day Course
Led by Lynda Trueman, National Leadership Consultant
Price £175.00 (exc. VAT)
Additional Delegate £150.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leads
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Monday 25th June, 9.30am-3.30pm Book Now
London Centre
Tuesday 19th June, 9.30am-3.30pm Book Now
Accounting For Children’s Progress: Interpreting & Presenting EExAT Data One Day Jun £175.00

Accounting For Children’s Progress: Interpreting & Presenting EExAT Data

Course description

Capturing reliable on entry data and monitoring young children’s progress, can be challenging – particularly for school leaders tasked with reporting this high stakes data and aligning it with other school systems. The Reports feature in EExAT offers a unique opportunity to demonstrate EY progress accurately and meaningfully. This course is for schools using EExAT and is ideal for leaders and practitioners to attend together.

Benefits

  • Utilising EExAT data for progress meetings and identifying support
  • Using Reports to demonstrate the impact of provision and practice
  • Presenting EExAT data in your SEF, to Governors and Ofsted
Course type One Day Course
Led by Lynda Trueman, National Leadership Consultant
Price £175.00 (exc. VAT)
Additional Delegate £150.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience Leaders, Teachers or Practitioners using EExAT
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Wednesday 27th June, 9.30am-3.30pm Book Now
London Centre
Monday 18th June, 9.30am-3.30pm Book Now
EExAT Training Sessions Half Day Jun / Oct £65.00

EExAT Training Sessions

Course description

This half-day course is available for practitioners registered to use EExAT in their schools/settings. During this course practitioners will explore the full EExAT system and consider how EExAT can support best practice back at their school or setting.

Benefits

  • A deeper understanding and familiarity of the EExAT system and functions.
  • Strengthen Early Years assessment knowledge and practice.
  • Strategies to confidently use EExAT to maximum effect both at practice and strategic levels.

*Please note that all EExAT subscribers are entitled to a free training place per school/setting and additional places can be bought for £65 (exc VAT) per person.

If you have been given a code for a free training place, place enter this when prompted to do so at the checkout.

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Course type Half Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Consultant Team
Price £65.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience EExAT Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Robert Wilkinson Primary Academy
Monday 25th June, 1.00pm – 4.00pm Book Now
Gateshead Dryden Centre
Monday 29th October, 1.00pm – 4.00pm Book Now

High Level Seminar

A Whole School Approach: Continuing Child-led Learning Through to KS2 with Prof. Julie Fisher Seminar Spr term £200.00

A Whole School Approach: Continuing Child-led Learning Through to KS2 with Prof. Julie Fisher

Course description

Learning experiences in KS2 are almost always adult-led which can disempower some learners. To counteract this effect, this seminar, for headteachers, senior leaders, KS1 and KS2 co-ordinators, considers a whole school approach to learning by exploring a continuum of practical possibilities that enable older pupils to take control of some of their daily learning experiences.

Benefits

  • A clear understanding of the value and impact of a child-led ethos on learning
  • Useful frameworks to assist with planning for change
  • Examples of the impact this change has had in schools
Course type Day Seminar
Led by Prof. Julie Fisher, National Consultant
Price £200.00 exc. VAT
Additional Delegate £150.00 exc. VAT
Audience Headteachers, Senior Leaders, KS1 and KS2 Coordinators
Summer 2018
Northern Centre
Friday 20th April, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
London Centre
Thursday 10th May, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now