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Elizabeth Woodville Primary, Groby

If you are keen to access Early Excellence training, advice and support in your local area, joining one of our Learning Networks is a good way to get going.

Through our Learning Networks, you and your school can stay connected with the national agenda and be fully briefed on all the latest developments in early years and beyond. These events are touch points to keep schools connected with best practice and the national improvement policy and inspection agendas.

Join our growing Leicestershire and Leicester City Learning Network. Each term we deliver a high quality professional development day which includes three sessions:

Schools can access individual sessions, or book a package of places. If you would like to find out how you could join the full network for the year for both your leadership and EYFS teams, please contact

Nikki Walters, Head of Regional Development, North and Midlands.

Choose from the following: Course Date Price

Headteacher & EYFS Leader Briefing – Leicestershire Half Day 08 Nov $65.00

Headteacher & EYFS Leader Briefing – Leicestershire

Course description

This essential updates session is designed specifically for Headteachers and Senior Leaders responsible for EYFS. The briefing will be packed with information to keep you up to speed with national policy developments in the early years, and give you the opportunity to consider how these will impact on you and your team. This term Ruth Swailes will share the latest updates from Ofsted and the DfE. A crucial session with so many changes on the horizon.

Course type Half Day Briefing
Led by Ruth Swailes, National Leadership Consultant
Price $86.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience Heads & EYFS Leads
Venue, Date & Time
Elizabeth Woodville Primary, Glebe Road, Groby, Leicestershire, LE6 0GT
Thursday 8th November, 9.30am – 12.00pm Book Now
Enhancing Provision – Develop Child-Initiated Learning to a Greater Depth – Leicestershire Half Day 08 Nov $65.00

Enhancing Provision – Develop Child-Initiated Learning to a Greater Depth – Leicestershire

Course description

This session for EYFS leads and teachers will support school development through a focused reflection on self-review and consideration of key challenges in a key aspect. The session will consider how enhancements which connect with children’s interests are critical to helping children embed and extend learning. Teachers will explore a broad variety of activities and planning that successfully respond to children’s diverse interests and preoccupations.  It will also include case studies from schools and settings which have enriched learning and includes time for delegates to reflect on their current practice.

Course type Half Day Course
Led by Andy Burt, Curriculum Consultant
Price $86.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leads & Teachers
Venue, Date & Time
Elizabeth Woodville Primary, Glebe Road, Groby, Leicestershire, LE6 0GT
Thursday 8th November, 1:00pm – 3:30pm Book Now
Exploring STEM – Leicestershire Twilight 08 Nov $35.00

Exploring STEM – Leicestershire

Course description

An inspiring and practical workshop suitable for the whole EYFS team exploring the world of science, technology, engineering and maths in the early years.

Reflect on the important role of STEM in early years, consider how children’s curiosity, creativity and critical thinking can be harnessed as gateways to learning and gain lots of inspiring and practical ideas to take back to school with you.

Course type Twilight
Led by Andy Burt, Curriculum Consultant
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leads & Teachers
Venue, Date & Time
Elizabeth Woodville Primary, Glebe Road, Groby, Leicestershire, LE6 0GT
Thursday 8th November, 4.00pm – 5.30pm Book Now
Elizabeth Woodville – Bundle Bundle 08 Nov $160.00

Elizabeth Woodville – Bundle

Course description

Leicestershire and Leicester City EYFS Learning Network

One place at each of the three sessions:

  • Headteacher and EYFS Leader Briefing
  • Enhancing Provision – Develop Child-Initiated Learning to a Greater Depth
  • Exploring STEM
Course type Bundle
Led by Ruth Swailes, National Leadership Consultant & Andy Burt Curriculum Consultant
Price $211.68 (exc. VAT)
Audience All EYFS Staff
Venue, Date & Time
Elizabeth Woodville Primary, Glebe Road, Groby, Leicestershire, LE6 0GT
Thursday 8th November, 9.30am – 5.30pm Book Now