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Specialist EYFS/KS1

This programme provides specialised CPD tailored to the needs of practitioners and leaders working in areas of disadvantage who face the challenges that supporting children and families in difficulty brings. You will find a series of one-day courses which offer time to reflect on practice and professional development to support key issues.  Focused on removing barriers to learning, the programme covers key areas of practice including how to work with parents, strategies that support disadvantaged learners, securing good provision for language and communication as well as exploring gender bias and boys’ learning needs.

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Multiple Place Discounts Available on Spring 2019 CPD

  • Spend £200 (exc. VAT) on CPD and receive 5% off
    Use code: 200cpd5
  • Spend £400 (exc. VAT) on CPD and receive 10% off
    Use code: 400cpd10
  • Spend £600 (exc. VAT) on CPD and receive 15% off
    Use code: 600cpd15 
Choose from the following: Course Date Price

Supporting Disadvantaged Learners One Day Spring $175.00

Supporting Disadvantaged Learners

Course description

All children are entitled to a high quality early years provision which helps them become the best learners they can be. We know that some children are vulnerable to underachievement because their social circumstances, their past experiences or their cultural group. Settings and schools have a key role to play in supporting children and their families to have high aspirations and to narrow the achievement gap.

This course will explore the benefits and challenges of monitoring language development and delay, the effective use of the EYFS pupil premium and creating a ‘learning without limits’ ethos in your school. It will include resources to help you monitor practice, evaluate provision and improve your partnership with partners.


  • A clear understanding of the critical role the home learning environment has on children’s learning and related research
  • Strategies to support you with working effectively in partnership with parents
Course type One Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS, Y1 Teachers and Phase Leaders
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Friday 8th February, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
London Centre
Friday 8th February, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Nottingham Hub
Thursday 31st January, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
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.

• 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