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Dobcroft Infant School & Silversmith Teaching School Alliance, Sheffield

Early Excellence are delighted to be working in partnership with Dobcroft Infant School and Silversmith Teaching Alliance to offer a series of workshops based in the interactive environment. With sessions for a range of practitioners from Heads and leaders to teachers and support staff, they are guaranteed to inspire, challenge and inform practice and provision in the EYFS.

Choose from the following: Course Date Price

In Pursuit of Excellence – A Briefing for Headteachers & EYFS leads in Schools Half Day 18 Oct $65.00

In Pursuit of Excellence – A Briefing for Headteachers & EYFS leads in Schools

Course description

This session for Heads and EYFS leaders will start to consider the key principles for confidently monitoring the EYFS and striving for outstanding. . Participants will access resources to support with the quality assurance and the evaluation of practice, provision and impact in their EYFS.

Course type Half Day Course
Led by Nikki Walters, Head of Regional Development, North & Midlands
Price $85.02 exc. VAT
Audience Headteachers and EYFS leads
Venue, Date & Time
Dobcroft Infant School, Pingle Road, Sheffield, S7 2LN
Thursday 18th October, 9.30am – 12.00pm Book Now
Read, Write, Count – Ensuring Challenge within Continuous Provision Half Day 18 Oct $65.00

Read, Write, Count – Ensuring Challenge within Continuous Provision

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 Half Day Course
Led by Andy Burt, Curriculum Consultant
Price $85.02 exc. VAT
Audience EYFS teachers
Venue, Date & Time
Dobcroft Infant School, Pingle Road, Sheffield, S7 2LN
Thursday 18th October, 1.00pm – 3.30pm Book Now
Principled Observation & Assessment – EExAT Preview Twilight 18 Oct 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 Andy Burt, Curriculum Consultant
Price Free,
Audience Heads, EYFS staff, Assessment leads
Venue, Date & Time
Dobcroft Infant School, Pingle Road, Sheffield, S7 2LN
Thursday 18th October, 4.00pm – 5.30pm Book Now
Supporting Children’s Self-Initiated Learning Workshop 19 Oct $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 Andy Burt, Curriculum Consultant
Price $65.40 exc. VAT
Audience EYFS teachers and support staff
Venue, Date & Time
Dobcroft Infant School, Pingle Road, Sheffield, S7 2LN
Friday 19th October, 9.30am – 11.30am Book Now
Building on Children’s Interests Workshop 19 Oct $50.00

Building on Children’s Interests

Course description

From dinosaurs to the latest films; knowing how to skilfully and meaningfully shape continuous provision, and provide enhancements which connect with children’s interests is critical to helping children embed and extend learning. Drawing on a variety of inspiring case studies, this practical workshop explores a broad variety of activities and planning that successfully respond to children’s diverse interests and preoccupations.

Course type Workshop
Led by Andy Burt, Curriculum Consultant
Price $65.40 exc. VAT
Audience EYFS teachers and support staff
Venue, Date & Time
Dobcroft Infant School, Pingle Road, Sheffield, S7 2LN
Friday 19th October, 12.00pm – 2.00pm Book Now
Securing Effective Interactions Workshop 19 Oct $50.00

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 Workshop
Led by Andy Burt, Curriculum Consultant
Price $65.40 exc. VAT
Audience EYFS teachers and support staff
Venue, Date & Time
Dobcroft Infant School, Pingle Road, Sheffield, S7 2LN
Friday 19th October, 2.30pm – 4.30pm Book Now