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Harmony Trust Teaching School Alliance, Oldham

Early Excellence are delighted to be working in partnership with Harmony Trust Teaching School Alliance to offer a range of high quality professional development opportunities for both Heads and staff in the EYFS and Year 1 which will challenge and inform teaching, practice and provision in the early years

Choose from the following: Course Date Price

Supporting Children’s Self-Initiated Learning – Oldham Workshop 08 Nov $50.00

Supporting Children’s Self-Initiated Learning – Oldham

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 Interactive Environment Workshop
Led by Maria Moon, Curriculum Consultant
Price $66.15 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS teachers and support staff
Venue, Date & Time
Northmoor Academy, Alderson St, Oldham, OL9 6AQ
Thursday 8th November, 9.30am – 11.30am Book Now
Building on Children’s Interests – Oldham Workshop 08 Nov $50.00

Building on Children’s Interests – Oldham

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 Interactive Environment Workshop
Led by Maria Moon, Curriculum Consultant
Price $66.15 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS teachers and support staff
Venue, Date & Time
Northmoor Academy, Alderson St, Oldham, OL9 6AQ
Thursday 8th November, 12.30pm – 2.30pm Book Now
Securing Effective Interactions – Oldham Workshop 08 Nov $50.00

Securing Effective Interactions – Oldham

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 Interactive Environment Workshop
Led by Maria Moon, Curriculum Consultant
Price $66.15 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS teachers and support staff
Venue, Date & Time
Northmoor Academy, Alderson St, Oldham, OL9 6AQ
Thursday 8th November, 3.00pm – 5.00pm Book Now
Three Workshop Bundle Package – 8th November Oldham Bundle 08 Nov $125.00

Three Workshop Bundle Package – 8th November Oldham

Course description

Attend all three workshops held in our interactive environment:

  • Supporting Children’s Self-Initiated Learning
  • Building on Children’s Interests
  • Securing Effective Interactions
Course type Bundle
Led by Maria Moon, Curriculum Consultant
Price $165.38 (exc. VAT)
Audience Inexperienced EYFS Teachers, NQTs and Practitioners new to the EYFS
Venue, Date & Time
Northmoor Academy, Alderson St, Oldham, OL9 6AQ
Thursday 8th November, 9.30am – 5.00pm Book Now
Be Informed: National Updates for Heads & EYFS leads – Oldham Half Day 23 Nov $65.00

Be Informed: National Updates for Heads & EYFS leads – Oldham

Course description

An essential session for Headteachers, Senior Leaders and EYFS Leads with information to keep you up to speed with national policy developments, and the opportunity to consider how these will impact on you and your team. We will also start to consider the key principles for confidently monitoring and evaluating practice, provision and impact in the EYFS.

Course type Half Day Course
Led by Nikki Walters, Head of Regional Development
Price $86.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience Heads and EYFS Leads
Venue, Date & Time
Northmoor Academy, Alderson St, Oldham, OL9 6AQ
Friday 23rd November, 9.30am – 12.00pm Book Now
Mastering Maths Through Continuous Provision – Oldham Half Day 04 Dec $65.00

Mastering Maths Through Continuous Provision – Oldham

Course description

Guiding children’s early mathematical development is a skilful process which we will examine in depth during this practical session. We will consider the importance of supporting children in developing mathematical thinking, rather than just learning facts and skills, which will ensure that mastery of the subject is achieved. We will discuss how to ensure that your provision promotes mathematical language and discussion opportunities. Explore how we provide appropriate challenge through a well- planned environment which is rich in possibilities and supports progression from Nursery through to Reception and beyond   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 $86.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS staff
Venue, Date & Time
Northmoor Academy, Alderson St, Oldham, OL9 6AQ
Tuesday 4th December, 1.15pm – 3.45pm Book Now
Click and Swipe: Technology in the EYFS – Oldham Twilight 04 Dec $35.00

Click and Swipe: Technology in the EYFS – Oldham

Course description

Children in the early years are already digital natives and it is often the adults who are playing ‘catch-up’. A challenge we face is how to keep pace with the ever-changing technological world, whilst ensuring other areas of children’s learning are not overlooked.

This twilight will encourage participants to take a fresh look at the world of technology in early years, consider how to successfully integrate it within the environment and use it as a purposeful tool. During the session we will be discussing what the key skills are relating to technology that children need to master. We will explore the increasing range of technology based resources and look in focus at how these can be used to effectively support learning

Course type Twilight
Led by Andy Burt, Curriculum Consultant
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS teachers and support staff
Venue, Date & Time
Northmoor Academy, Alderson St, Oldham, OL9 6AQ
Tuesday 4th December, 4.00pm – 5.30pm Book Now
Rethink Your Year 1 Environment – Oldham Half Day 17 Jan $65.00

Rethink Your Year 1 Environment – Oldham

Course description

This session will focus on the unique challenges and opportunities that successful learning in Y1 brings. It will focus on how to develop the principles of continuous provision and enhancements in Year 1 classrooms that enable children to make progress.

Course type Half Day Course
Led by Nova Robinson, Northern Centre Manager
Price $86.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience Year 1 teachers
Venue, Date & Time
Northmoor Academy, Alderson St, Oldham, OL9 6AQ
Thursday 17th January, 9.30am – 12.00pm Book Now
How to Challenge & Extend Thinking in Y1 – Oldham Half Day 17 Jan $65.00

How to Challenge & Extend Thinking in Y1 – Oldham

Course description

In today’s rapidly changing world, children need to be able to do much more than repeat a list of facts. Supporting children in developing thinking, rather than just learning facts and skills ensures that children are taught the skills that they will need in later life. They need to be critical thinkers who can make sense of information, make inferences, analyse, contrast and compare. Providing opportunities for children to question, share ideas, predict and hypothesise is critical for cognitive development and allows children to learn how to learn.

This workshop will explore ways that teachers in Y1 can stretch children’s thinking, offering them challenges that fire their imagination and help to develop their problem-solving skills.

Course type Half Day Course
Led by Nova Robinson, Northern Centre Manager
Price $86.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience Year 1 teachers
Venue, Date & Time
Northmoor Academy, Alderson St, Oldham, OL9 6AQ
Thursday 17th January, 1.00pm – 3.30pm Book Now
Bundle Package – 17th January, Oldham Bundle 17 Jan $125.00

Bundle Package – 17th January, Oldham

Course description

Attend both Year 1 workshops held in our interactive environment:

  • Rethink your Year 1 Environment
  • How to Challenge & Extend Thinking in Y1
Course type Bundle
Led by Nova Robinson, Northern Centre Manager
Price $165.38 (exc. VAT)
Audience Year 1 teachers
Venue, Date & Time
Northmoor Academy, Alderson St, Oldham, OL9 6AQ
Thursday 17th January, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Recognising the Needs of Boys – Oldham One Day 11 Feb $125.00

Recognising the Needs of Boys – Oldham

Course description

The gender gap is a much-discussed topic across the education sector. Early years practitioners often come across the same problems; with boys not appearing to fully engage in an adult led activities or reluctant to use all experiences provided to support their learning. It is critical that we plan meaningful and challenging experiences that connect with all children’s passions and spark their imaginations!

This course will explore theories behind young children’s development and how these relate specifically to boys. Throughout the day participants will consider how we can address these issues in imaginative and practical ways.

Course type One Day Course
Led by Andy Burt, Curriculum Consultant
Price $165.38 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS and Y1 teachers
Venue, Date & Time
Northmoor Academy, Alderson St, Oldham, OL9 6AQ
Monday 11th February, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now