Developing Meaningful Observational Assessment

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Northern Centre February 12th, 2019 9:30 am $228.90
London Centre February 12th, 2019 9:30 am $228.90
Nottingham February 26th, 2019 9:30 am $228.90

Product Description

Observational assessment is critical in enabling practitioners to identify significant aspects of children’s learning and development. It is essential that practitioners understand how to undertake sensitive observational assessment in order to develop provision and practice that meets young children’s needs. To successfully support and facilitate progress we need to look for more than we expect to see.  Therefore, it is a skilled and skilful process, both intuitive and deliberate and is neither clear cut, simple or straightforward.

Using video evidence and practical activities, this in-depth course explores manageable and meaningful approaches to observations, recording and demonstrating progress – and provides opportunities for participants to review and utilise their understanding of the children they work with.


  • Clarity of how to use assessment to support learning
  • Gain greater confidence in using observation-based assessment
  • Examples of strategies and tools to help support effective observation
Course type
One Day Course
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EEx Curriculum Team
Y1N and YR Teachers seeking to build expert knowledge