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Ambleside Centre and Berkshire Learning Network

Early Excellence are delighted to be working in partnership with the Ambleside Centre, near Reading, to offer a series of workshops based in the interactive environment. With dedicated sessions for Curriculum Leaders, School Leaders and EYFS practitioners, they are guaranteed to inspire, challenge and inform practice and provision.

Choose from the following: Course Date Price

Understanding Early Literacy Half Day 19 Jun £65.00

Understanding Early Literacy

Course description

This unique session has been specifically designed for Literacy Leaders to support them in their role of leading the strategic development of literacy across the whole school. Delegates will gain a deeper understanding the foundations of reading and writing, and clarity of how an effective classroom environment provides opportunities to deepen the learning of key literacy skills

Course type Half Day Course
Led by Phil Armstrong, Head of Regional Development, South & London
Price £65.00 exc. VAT
Audience Literacy Leaders in schools and Headteachers
Venue, Date & Time
Ambleside Centre, Ambleside Close, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JJ
Tuesday 19th June, 9.30am – 12.00pm Book Now
Understanding Early Maths Half Day 19 Jun £65.00

Understanding Early Maths

Course description

This unique session has been specifically designed for Maths Leaders to support them in their role of leading the strategic development of mathematics across the whole school. Delegates will gain a deeper understanding the foundations of mathematics, and clarity of how an effective classroom environment provides opportunities to deepen the learning of key mathematical skills

Course type Half Day Course
Led by Phil Armstrong, Head of Regional Development, South & London
Price £65.00 exc. VAT
Audience Literacy Leaders in schools and Headteachers
Venue, Date & Time
Ambleside Centre, Ambleside Close, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JJ
Tuesday 19th June, 1.00pm – 3.30pm Book Now
Principled Observation & Assessment – EExAT Preview Preview 19 Jun Free

Principled Observation & Assessment – EExAT Preview

Course description

Attend this free EExAT preview session and discover how EExAT is the one complete solution for assessing, tracking, documenting, moderating and reporting children’s learning from Birth-5yrs. Assessment, tracking and evidencing children’s learning are always at the forefront of practitioners’ minds – wanting to know it they are ‘doing it right’.
With EExAT, the Birth – 5 yrs assessment tool developed by early years specialists at Early Excellence, you have the assurance that you are using a system which supports good assessment practice. During the one hour preview session we will showcase all EExAT functionality and present how the EExAT system can support all of your assessment needs.

You will also have the opportunity to explore our unique interactive environment.

Course type Twilight
Led by Phil Armstrong, Head of Regional Development, South & London
Price Free,
Audience Heads, EYFS staff, Assessment leads
Venue, Date & Time
Ambleside Centre, Ambleside Close, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JJ
Tuesday 19th June, 4:00pm – 5:00pm Book Now
Securing Effective Interactions Twilight 19 Jun £35.00

Securing Effective Interactions

Course description

How good are your interactions with children? High quality interactions are central to effective early years practice. For these to be successful requires skilled adults. This workshop will demonstrate how engaging in effective conversations during child initiated activities helps children absorb new vocabulary, expand their knowledge and extend their thinking. Delegates will come away with strategies to successfully improve the quality of their adult-child interactions.

Course type Twilight
Led by Phil Armstrong, Head of Regional Development, South & London
Price £35.00 exc. VAT
Audience EYFS teachers, practitioners and support staff
Venue, Date & Time
Ambleside Centre, Ambleside Close, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JJ
Tuesday 19th June, 5:30pm – 7.00pm Book Now
Supporting Children’s Self-initiated Learning Workshop 20 Jun £50.00

Supporting Children’s Self-initiated Learning

Course description

Understanding how to use Continuous Provision is at the heart of a quality planning framework for all children in their early years. This introductory, highly practical, workshop explores how an effective environment, carefully planned and organised, promotes a broad range of learning opportunities for children. It will cover the key principles of how to establish continuous provision, indoors and outdoors, which meets the needs of the whole curriculum and embeds learning.

Course type Workshop
Led by Phil Armstrong, Head of Regional Development, South & London
Price £50.00 exc. VAT
Audience EYFS teachers and support staff
Venue, Date & Time
Ambleside Centre, Ambleside Close, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JJ
Wednesday 20th June, 9:00am – 11:00am Book Now
Read, Write, Count – Ensuring Challenge Within Continuous Provision Course Workshop 20 Jun £50.00

Read, Write, Count – Ensuring Challenge Within Continuous Provision Course

Course description

Guiding and supporting children’s early Literacy and Mathematical development is a skilful process which we will examine in depth during this practical session. There will be lots to explore- inspiring book areas, writing areas to nurture confidence and purpose, and maths areas rich in mathematical language and discussion. We will also be exploring how we provide appropriate challenge through a well- planned environment, rich in possibilities. Delegates will leave this session with lots of practical ideas to improve their environments and inspire a deep level of learning.

Course type Workshop
Led by Phil Armstrong, Head of Regional Development, South & London
Price £50.00 exc. VAT
Audience EYFS teachers and support staff
Venue, Date & Time
Ambleside Centre, Ambleside Close, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JJ
Wednesday 20th June, 1:00pm – 3.30pm Book Now