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Tidal Teaching School Alliance

Early Excellence delighted to be collaborating with Tidal Teaching School Alliance to offer a range of high quality professional development opportunities for staff in both the EYFS and KS1 in Hull and the surrounding area.


A Year Outdoors: All About Effective Outdoor Learning

Drawing on examples of outstanding practice, this inspiring and practical course will enable you to optimise the quality of learning in the early years within your outside environment.

Date: Thursday 2nd May 2019
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Venue: Cottingham Parks Golf & Leisure Club, HU16 5SW

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How to Evidence Learning & Demonstrate Progress in Y1

Ensuring children continue to make progress whilst presenting learning in ways that engage and motivate can be challenging for many KS1 practitioners. Although many classrooms now have elements of continuous provision in KS1 there is still much uncertainty as to how best to make it work. Questions such as ‘How can we ensure that children are challenged and making progress whilst engaged in self -initiated learning?’ and ‘How can we best evidence self-initiated learning?’ are often asked.  This session explores manageable ways to evidence learning through planning and recording and shares high quality examples.

Date: Thursday 6th June, 2019
Time: 9.30am – 12.00pm
Venue: Cottingham Parks Golf & Leisure Club, HU16 5SW

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How to Challenge & Extend Thinking in Y1

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.

Date: Thursday 6th June, 2019
Time: 1.00pm – 3.30pm
Venue: Cottingham Parks Golf & Leisure Club, HU16 5SW

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Developing the Characteristics of Effective Learning

The Characteristics of Effective Learning are fundamental to every child. They focus on how children learn rather than what they learn. Research has shown that it is these skills that make a difference to children’s long term outcomes and to their ability to become happy, resourceful and resilient adults. It is our responsibility as early years practitioners to support the development of these skills during these crucial formative years. When planning and supporting children it is important to consider the different ways children learn and reflect this in how we teach, organise our learning environment and support individual children and groups of children.

Join us to:

  • Deepen knowledge of the Characteristics of Effective Learning and how children learn
  • Build confidence in identifying the Characteristics of Effective Learning
  • Develop the role of the adult in implementing the Characteristics of Effective Learning

Date: Thursday 27th June, 2019
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Venue: Cottingham Parks Golf & Leisure Club, HU16 5SW

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Taking the Characteristics of Effective Learning Forward into KS1

We know that a major source of the difference between the highest and lowest achieving children is the degree to which they become regulators of their own learning. Good learners have strong dispositions and the skills to access all learning opportunities fully.  This course will explore how best to support each child’s approach to learning; reflecting on the nature and content of the characteristics of effective learning and their critical significance for children’s learning.  Participants will consider how these characteristics can be facilitated, supported and recognised throughout KS1.

Date: Thursday 26th September, 2019
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Venue: Cottingham Parks Golf & Leisure Club, HU16 5SW

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