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From our broad range of leadership courses for senior leaders on key aspects of practice, opportunities for new and experienced teachers to support effective approaches in the classroom, to essential workshops and ever-popular twilight sessions packed full of inspirational ideas – we have a comprehensive range of specialist CPD for you and your team covering all aspects of the EYFS and KS1 curriculum.

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Join National Events Taking Place in the Midlands

Julie Fisher Seminar
Next Steps: Moving on Through KS1
Full Day Seminar $175.00 Nottingham 27 Mar

Julie Fisher Seminar
Next Steps: Moving on Through KS1

Course description

This course is designed to enable Year 1 and Year 2 teachers to build on effective practice in the Foundation Stage. It considers how young children learn best and the implications of this for teaching strategies in the classroom. Through the use of DVD footage from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes, it considers how the role of the adult differs as learning is supported and extended in both adult-led and child-led situations.

Issues addressed:

  • How children learn most effectively age 5, 6 & 7
  • Planning an effective learning environment in Year 1 that builds on best foundation stage practice
  • Organising the learning day – considering the impact of the school timetable on learning
  • The differing benefits of learning alongside an adult and learning independently
  • How daily observation and assessment feeds into flexible and meaningful planning
  • The role of the adult in supporting both adult-led and child-led learning 

 

 

Course type Day Seminar
Led by Julie Fisher, National Early Years Adviser
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience Reception teachers and Year 1 teachers - if pairs of teachers can attend from each participating school then this is hugely beneficial
Venue, Date & Time
Nottingham Nursery School
Friday 27th March, 9.30am -3.30pm Book Now
Developing Young Mathematicians Full Day $175.00 Nottingham
Walsall
19 Mar
31 Mar

Developing Young Mathematicians

Course description

Following on from our highly-informative ‘Designing Your Curriculum’ course, Early Excellence will be delivering this essential
new course focused on the fundamentals of teaching Mathematics in the Early Years.

With the new focus on achieving an effective curriculum, the proposed changes to the ELGs, along with Ofsted’s current inspection framework which requires staff to be “knowledgeable about the teaching of early Mathematics” and the latest research review which highlights the need for teaching Maths “in real word contexts which have meaning for the child” – it is more important than ever that teachers have a keen understanding of how children develop mathematical concepts.

The day will be highly-informative, packed with subject knowledge and practical solutions to enable schools to reflect on their approach to teaching Maths through the EYFS and into Y1 – whether through a scheme or not – and will examine the principles that underpin this early learning and the key steps towards progression and mastery.

Benefits:

  • Explore effective strategies for teaching early Maths
  • Develop a clear understanding of progression in learning through EYFS and beyond
  • Consider the role of the adult in developing language, problem solving and reasoning
  • Gain practical ideas for the effective use of key resources
Course type One Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience Maths Leads, EYFS Leads & EYFS Teachers
Venue, Date & Time
Nottingham Nursery School and Training Centre, Denman St West, Nottingham, NG7 3AB
Thursday 19th March, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now
Village Hotel Walsall, Tempus Drive, Walsall, WS2 8TJ
Tuesday 31st March, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now

Explore Training in the Nottingham Hub

Bitesize Workshops for Practice Essentials 3-7yrs

How to Move it on! Outdoor Learning with Added Challenge Workshop $55.00 Nottingham 25 Jun

How to Move it on! Outdoor Learning with Added Challenge

Course description

From making dens and flying kites, to constructing enormous waterways; we know that children thrive in the outdoors across the whole year! A well-planned outdoor area is a powerful learning environment for young children, and should provide opportunities where they can develop and apply their existing skills and knowledge across all areas of the curriculum. 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; gaining a clearer understanding of how the characteristics of effective learning and critical skills such as language for thinking, literacy and maths can be effectively embedded and extended.

Benefits

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the potential of outdoor learning across the year
  • Clarity of how interpret pedagogical practice outdoors
  • Practical solutions for developing your outdoors
Course type Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders, Teachers & TAs
Venue, Date & Time
Nottingham Nursery School
Tuesday 25th June, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now
How to Evidence Learning & Demonstrate Progress in Y1 Workshop $55.00 Nottingham 25 Jun

How to Evidence Learning & Demonstrate Progress in Y1

Course description

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

Course type Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Nottingham Nursery School and Training Centre, Denman St West, Nottingham, NG7 3AB
Thursday 25th June, 9.30am - 11.30am Book Now

Join our EYFS & KS1 & Open Evenings

Developing Language & Communication Through Small World Open
Evening
$5.00 Nottingham 19 Mar

Developing Language & Communication Through Small World

Course description

Stories belong at the heart of children’s learning. Whether they are choosing favourite texts in a book area, playing with puppets or creating imaginative plots with small world, story provides a rich context for the development of language and creative thinking.

You are warmly invited to join us for an Open Evening to celebrate the launch of our new Language and Literacy Brochure. You will have an opportunity to explore resources and approaches designed to support your work developing literacy and to audit and review your current practice and provision.

The cost of the session includes afternoon tea – a real treat for you and your team!

Refreshments will be served from 3.45pm with input and practical activities from 4:15pm – 5.30pm.

The Hub will remain open for browsing until 6.00pm

Course type Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $6.62 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS and KS1 teachers, leaders and teaching assistants as well as Literacy leads who work in KS2
Venue, Date & Time
Nottingham Nursery School and Training Centre, Denman St West, Nottingham, NG7 3AB
Thursday 19th March, 3.45pm - 6.00pm Book Now
Back to School: Planning Your Environment for the New Term Open
Evening
$5.00 Nottingham 25 Jun

Back to School: Planning Your Environment for the New Term

Course description

At this time of the year, you will already be looking ahead to the new school year. We would like to support your planning with an opportunity to review your current practice and provision. This practical session will focus on designing an effective and enabling environment for both EYFS and KS1 and reviewing the resources provided. Aimed at all EYFS and KS1 practitioners, teachers and TA’s, the cost of the session includes an afternoon tea: why not come as a whole team?

Benefits

  • Review and evaluate your current classroom layout
  • Plan changes to the design of your space with support from our curriculum team
  • Consider progression in provision through EYFS and KS1

Refreshments will be served from 3.45pm with input and practical activities from 4:15pm – 5.30pm

The Hub will remain open for browsing until 6.00pm

Course type Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $6.62 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS and KS1 Teachers, Leaders and Teaching Assistants
Venue, Date & Time
Nottingham Nursery School and Training Centre, Denman St West, Nottingham, NG7 3AB
Thursday 25th June, 3.45pm - 6.00pm Book Now

Explore Training in the Cambridge Hub, Histon

Bitesize Workshops for Practice Essentials 3-5yrs

Headteacher & EYFS Leader Briefing Briefing $55.00 Cambridge 25 Jun

Headteacher & EYFS Leader Briefing

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 Briefing
Led by Maria Moon, Senior Curriculum Consultant
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience Early Years Leaders. Headteachers and Senior Leaders
Venue, Date & Time
Histon Early Years Centre, New School Road, Histon, Cambridge, CB24 9LL
Thursday 25th June, 9.30am - 11.30am Book Now
How to Move it on! Outdoor Learning with Added Challenge Workshop $55.00 Cambridge 25 Jun

How to Move it on! Outdoor Learning with Added Challenge

Course description

From making dens and flying kites, to constructing enormous waterways; we know that children thrive in the outdoors across the whole year! A well-planned outdoor area is a powerful learning environment for young children, and should provide opportunities where they can develop and apply their existing skills and knowledge across all areas of the curriculum. 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; gaining a clearer understanding of how the characteristics of effective learning and critical skills such as language for thinking, literacy and maths can be effectively embedded and extended.

Benefits

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the potential of outdoor learning across the year
  • Clarity of how interpret pedagogical practice outdoors
  • Practical solutions for developing your outdoors
Course type Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders, Teachers & TAs
Venue, Date & Time
Histon Early Years Centre
Thursday 25th June, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now

Join our EYFS & KS1 & Open Evenings

Back to School: Planning Your Environment for the New Term Open
Evening
$5.00 Cambridge 25 Jun

Back to School: Planning Your Environment for the New Term

Course description

At this time of the year, you will already be looking ahead to the new school year. We would like to support your planning with an opportunity to review your current practice and provision. This practical session will focus on designing an effective and enabling environment for both EYFS and KS1 and reviewing the resources provided. Aimed at all EYFS and KS1 practitioners, teachers and TA’s, the cost of the session includes an afternoon tea: why not come as a whole team?

Benefits

  • Review and evaluate your current classroom layout
  • Plan changes to the design of your space with support from our curriculum team
  • Consider progression in provision through EYFS and KS1

Refreshments will be served from 3.45pm with input and practical activities from 4:15pm – 5.30pm

The Hub will remain open for browsing until 6.00pm

Course type Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $6.62 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS and KS1 Teachers, Leaders and Teaching Assistants
Venue, Date & Time
Histon Early Years Centre, New School Road, Histon, Cambridge, CB24 9LL
Thursday 25th June, 3.45pm - 6.00pm Book Now

Access Training in our Partner Schools

Coventry

Come Rain or Shine: Planning Outdoor Learning in KS1 Full Day $125.00 Coventry 11 Feb

Come Rain or Shine: Planning Outdoor Learning in KS1

Course description

To truly create an effective learning environment for Y1 and Y2, we must develop a variety of ways for children to learn outdoors. Exploiting the outdoor environment and its use needs careful planning and preparation so that it is both inspiring and engaging, and can successfully meet the needs of the curriculum. This session will explore how to offer rich experiences that contribute to all areas of learning and development; including providing opportunities to extend children’s maths, literacy, problem solving and thinking skills. Delegates will come away with a wealth of practical ideas to embrace outdoor learning and practical tools to support with the planning and management aspects.

Course type One Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $165.38 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Teachers and Support Staff
Venue, Date & Time
Potters Green Primary School, Ringwood Highway, Coventry, CV2 2GF
Tuesday 11th February, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now

Loughborough

Leading KS1: An Overview of Key Responsibilities Half Day $75.00 Loughborough 05 Mar

Leading KS1: An Overview of Key Responsibilities

Course description

This session is an introduction to the key skills of leadership, focussing on the most effective approaches to leading and sustaining continuous improvement in KS1.  This course has been designed to provide current KS1 leaders with an opportunity to explore the complexities of their role and develop leadership skills, enabling excellence for all learners. Delegates will start to consider how to develop a shared understanding of quality practice and effective strategies to improve teaching across the whole of the KS1 team. Themes will include establishing a vision, development of a successful learning environment, securing an effective teaching across the team and demonstrating progress.

Course type Half Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $99.23 (exc. VAT)
Audience All EYFS and KS1 Staff
Venue, Date & Time
Ashmount School, Thorpe Hill, Loughborough, LE11 4SQ
Thursday 5th March, 9.30am – 12.00pm Book Now
How to Challenge and Extend Thinking in Y1 Half Day $75.00 Loughborough 05 Mar

How to Challenge and Extend Thinking in Y1

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 session 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 EEx Curriculum Team
Price $99.23 (exc. VAT)
Audience All EYFS and KS1 Staff
Venue, Date & Time
Ashmount School, Thorpe Hill, Loughborough, LE11 4SQ
Thursday 5th March, 1.00pm – 3.30pm Book Now
Investigating the Wonder of STEM Twilight $55.00 Loughborough 05 Mar

Investigating the Wonder of STEM

Course description

Join us for an inspiring and practical twilight session suitable for both EYFS and KS1 teams as we explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

As part of the training we will reflect on the important role of STEM in the early years and KS1, and consider how children’s curiosity, creativity and critical thinking can be developed through investigative experiences. This is a practical session based on effective and inspiring EYFS and KS1 practice. Practitioners will leave this session buzzing with ideas to develop and experiment with in their own setting.

Course type Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience All EYFS and KS1 Staff
Venue, Date & Time
Ashmount School, Thorpe Hill, Loughborough, LE11 4SQ
Thursday 5th March, 4.00pm – 5.30pm Book Now

Birmingham

Improving Provision for Language and Communication Full Day $125.00 Birmingham 30 Jan

Improving Provision for Language and Communication

Course description

Research has repeatedly shown that children who experience high quality communication and language opportunities achieve better outcomes in school and in life. Understanding how to use continuous provision is at the heart of a quality planning framework for all children in the early years and this session will outline how an enabling environment can be used to support communication and language development in a meaningful and inspiring way. Delegates will have opportunities to discuss and reflect upon the updated Ofsted Framework and their focus on the ‘word gap’.

Course type One Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Consultant
Price $165.38 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS leaders and teachers
Venue, Date & Time
Waverley School, Yardley Green Road, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham, B9 5QA
Thursday 30th January, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now
Marvellous Maths: Maximising Maths in Everyday Activities Twilight $35.00 Birmingham 30 Jan

Marvellous Maths: Maximising Maths in Everyday Activities

Course description

Investigate the wonder of mathematics in the early years and consider the potential of maths in everyday activity – looking at a range of ideas and strategies for further enhancing provision and skills-based teaching. The session will focus on developing an inspiring environment that truly connects with children’s natural desires and supports children’s mathematical thinking, reasoning and problem solving. It will also start to explore the role of the adult in supporting and extending children’s mathematical language and thinking.

Course type Twilight
Led by Early Excellence Consultant
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS teachers and support staff
Venue, Date & Time
Waverley School, Yardley Green Road, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham, B9 5QA
Thursday 30th January, 4.00pm - 5.30pm Book Now

North Nottinghamshire

Meeting the Needs of Vulnerable Learners in the EYFS Full Day $100.00 North Nottinghamshire 28 Feb

Meeting the Needs of Vulnerable Learners in the EYFS

Course description

Do you feel that you are teaching increasing numbers of vulnerable learners in the EYFS who require additional support to access the curriculum in some way? Would you benefit from developing your understanding of SEMH needs and SEND?

This course will support you with being able to effectively identify vulnerable learners early on and will provide guidance and advice about effective processes and strategies for support, which will help you to ensure that these learners reach their full potential.

By the end of the day you will:
• Be aware of what makes a vulnerable learner and the different types of needs they may have.
• Understand key processes which can support effective learning and teaching.
• Develop your knowledge of support strategies for different vulnerable learners.
• Have practical ideas for improving inclusivity and raising the attainment of vulnerable learners in your classroom.

Course type One Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $132.30 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Tuxford Academy, Marnham Road, Tuxford NG22 0JH
Friday 28th February, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now
Designing Your Curriculum:
Successfully Meeting the Needs of your School Community
Full Day $100.00 North Nottinghamshire 12 Mar

Designing Your Curriculum:
Successfully Meeting the Needs of your School Community

Course description

With the placing of the Curriculum at the heart of the new Ofsted Inspection Framework, it is critical that schools embrace the opportunity to consider whether their current curriculum is fit for purpose and the sustained impact it has on children as learners.

Early Excellence has developed a course to help schools strategically address this challenge; drawing on the themes of Intent, Implementation and Impact.
This innovative course will offer school leaders the ideal opportunity to critically evaluate their current curriculum and examine different pedagogical approaches to designing a ‘bold and ambitious curriculum that gives every child a full, deep, rich education’ as called for by the Head of Ofsted. We will explore in depth what a connected, quality curriculum really looks like and address the concept of ‘Cultural Capital’ and how this aligns with your vision for your school.

Course type One Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $132.30 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Trent Valley Teaching School Alliance, Retford Post 16 Centre, DN22 7EA
Thursday 12th March, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now

Stoke-on-Trent

Headteacher & EYFS Leader Briefing Briefing $50.00 Stoke-on-Trent 13 Feb

Headteacher & EYFS Leader Briefing

Course description

Heads and EYFS teachers can come together to hear about and reflect on some of the current policy, practice and improvement issues in the early years. There will be an opportunity to hear the key messages from Ofsted and the DFE.
The second part of the session will explore Leading the Development of Quality Outdoor Practice

Course type Briefing
Led by Lynda Trueman, National Leadership Consultant
Price $66.15 (exc. VAT)
Audience Headteachers and EYFS Leads
Venue, Date & Time
Carmountside Primary Academy, Woodhead Road, Abbey Hulton, Stoke on Trent, ST2 8DJ
Thursday 13th February, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now
Let’s Get Ready! Outdoor Learning Whatever the Weather Twilight $35.00 Stoke-on-Trent 13 Feb

Let’s Get Ready! Outdoor Learning Whatever the Weather

Course description

The entitlement to outdoor provision is at the heart of effective practice in EYFS. There is a clear expectation that the outdoor environment is available and used well every day; whatever the weather.

With positive attitudes and thinking, this time of year can provide many unique and valuable learning opportunities. This twilight will enable EYFS teachers and practitioners to see some real examples of practice which highlight the benefits of children being outdoors in every season. Delegates will explore possible solutions for constraints and barriers, as well as some inspirational ideas!

Course type Twilight
Led by Lynda Trueman, National Leadership Consultant
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS teachers and support staff
Venue, Date & Time
Carmountside Primary Academy, Woodhead Road, Abbey Hulton, Stoke on Trent, ST2 8DJ
Thursday 13th February, 4.00pm - 5.30pm Book Now

Rugby

Enhancing Provision: How To Build On Children’s Interests Half Day $65.00 Rugby
Rugby
27 Apr
28 Apr

Enhancing Provision: How To Build 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.

This inspirational and practical workshop explores 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 include time for delegates to reflect on their current practice.

Benefits

  • An understanding of the relationship between continuous provision and enhancements
  • Strategies to help extend children’s learning
  • Practical ideas for developing provision
Course type Half Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $86.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience EY Leaders, EYFS teachers and EYFS practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Hillmorton Primary School, 1 Watts Lane, Rugby CV21 4PE
Monday 27th April, 9.30am - 12.00pm Book Now
Hillmorton Primary School, 1 Watts Lane, Rugby CV21 4PE
Monday 27th April, 1.00pm - 3.30pm Book Now
Hillmorton Primary School, 1 Watts Lane, Rugby CV21 4PE
Tuesday 28th April, 9.30am - 12.00pm Book Now
Hillmorton Primary School, 1 Watts Lane, Rugby CV21 4PE
Tuesday 28th April, 1.00pm - 3.30pm Book Now

Derby

Write from the Start Full Day $125.00 Derby 16 Mar

Write from the Start

Course description

This course will explore how teachers can support children to develop their early writing skills. Practitioners will reflect on the building blocks of writing, exploring links between physical development, communication and language, creative development, vocabulary, phonics, reading and writing. Teachers and leaders will develop a clear understanding of the range of skills necessary to support children as writers and will be given a range of practical ideas to support children’s early literacy development.

Course type One Day Course
Led by Ruth Swailes, National Leadership Consultant
Price $165.38 (exc. VAT)
Audience Leaders, KS1 and EYFS teachers
Venue, Date & Time
The Kedleston Road Training and Development Centre. 184 Kedleston Rd, Derby DE22 1GT
Monday 16th March, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now

Peterborough

Inspirational Environments Workshop $55.00 Peterborough 03 Mar

Inspirational Environments

Course description

Draw inspiration and revisit the principles behind effective continuous provision. An opportunity to re-think, re-imagine and consider a fresh perspective on continuous provision and reflect on how to further develop your own enabling environment.

Course type Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Consultant
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders and Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Pemberton Room at Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre, Peterborough
Tuesday 3rd March, 9.30am – 11.30am Book Now
Securing Effective Interactions Workshop $55.00 Peterborough 03 Mar

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 EEx Curriculum Consultant
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders and Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Pemberton Room at Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre, Peterborough
Tuesday 3rd March, 1.00pm – 3.00pm Book Now
EYFS Leader Network Briefing Twilight $35.00 Peterborough 03 Mar

EYFS Leader Network Briefing

Course description

This key updates session is designed specifically for EYFS Leaders. The briefing will keep you updated with national policy developments in the early years, and give you the opportunity to consider how these will impact on you and your team. Bringing EYFS Leaders together in this session will be a great networking opportunity and time will also be given over to exploring and shaping how working together could be moved forward.

Course type Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Consultant
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders and Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Pemberton Room at Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre, Peterborough
Tuesday 3rd March, 3.45pm – 5.15pm Book Now

Shrewsbury

Headteacher & EYFS Leader Briefing Half Day $65.00 Shrewsbury 13 Feb

Headteacher & EYFS Leader Briefing

Course description

This session will enable Heads and EYFS teachers to come together to hear about and reflect on some of the current policy, practice and improvement issues in the early years. There will be an opportunity to hear the very latest updates from Ofsted and the DFE

Course type Half Day Course
Led by EEx Senior Curriculum Consultant
Price $86.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience Heads & EYFS Leaders
Venue, Date & Time
St Lawrence CofE Primary School 63A Shrewsbury Rd, Church Stretton SY6 6EX
Thursday 13th February, 9.30am - 12.00pm Book Now
A Principled Approach to Reading in the Early Years Half Day $65.00 Shrewsbury 13 Feb

A Principled Approach to Reading in the Early Years

Course description

With a strong focus on raising the achievement levels of reading in Early Years, this session will give opportunities to allow EYFS practitioners to explore the uniqueness of their setting and current thinking around a principled approach to teaching reading in the EYFS.

The session will enable practitioners to explore the importance of the knowledge, skills and attitudes children need to raise outcomes. Practitioners will be able to explore EYFS routines and the environment in developing early listening skills and the development of phonological awareness. Practical ideas to explore a multi-sensory approach supporting the development of these skills will also be shared. Throughout the session practitioners will be able to reflect on their own approach to reading and discuss that a principled approach to reading is definitely more than just phonics.

Course type Half Day Course
Led by EEx Senior Curriculum Consultant
Price $86.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders and EYFS teachers & Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
St Lawrence CofE Primary School 63A Shrewsbury Rd, Church Stretton SY6 6EX
Thursday 13th February, 1.00pm - 3.30pm Book Now

Newark

In Pursuit Of Excellence Half Day $65.00 Newark 27 Feb

In Pursuit Of Excellence

Course description

This session will enable Heads, Leaders and EYFS teachers to come together to hear about and reflect on some of the current policy, practice and improvement issues in the early years. Start to consider the key principles for confidently monitoring the EYFS and access resources to support with the quality assurance and the evaluation of practice, provision and impact in your EYFS. There will be time within this session to explore our Interactive Environment, guided by our Consultant.

Course type Half Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $86.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience Heads, Leaders and Teachers
Venue, Date & Time
Highfields Independent School & Day Nursery, London Rd, Newark, NG24 3AL
Thursday 27th February, 9.30am - 12.00pm Book Now
Inspirational Environments – Supporting Learning Through High Quality Continuous Provision Workshop $55.00 Newark 27 Feb

Inspirational Environments – Supporting Learning Through High Quality Continuous Provision

Course description

This session will focus on how to use continuous provision effectively to support children’s self-initiated learning to embed and extend learning while meeting the needs of the whole curriculum. Revisit the principles behind effective continuous provision, consider a fresh perspective and reflect on how to further develop your own enabling environment. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the unique Early Excellence interactive environment.

Course type Workshop
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience Heads, Leaders, Teachers and Practitioners working with the 2 -7 age range
Venue, Date & Time
Highfields Independent School & Day Nursery, London Rd, Newark, NG24 3AL
Thursday 27th February, 1.00pm - 3.00pm Book Now
Inspirational Environments Indoors: A Learning Walk Learning Walk $20.00 Newark 27 Feb

Inspirational Environments Indoors: A Learning Walk

Course description

Join us for a Learning Walk – a guided tour of our Interactive Environment. A fantastic opportunity to gain practical advice and support from our experienced consultants to help you to further develop your own enabling environment.

Course type Twilight
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $26.46 (exc. VAT)
Audience Heads, Leaders, Teachers and Practitioners working with the 2 -7 age range
Venue, Date & Time
Highfields Independent School & Day Nursery, London Rd, Newark, NG24 3AL
Thursday 27th February, 3.30pm - 4.45pm Book Now
A Principled Approach to Reading in the Early Years Workshop $55.00 Newark 30 Mar

A Principled Approach to Reading in the Early Years

Course description

With a strong focus on raising the achievement levels of reading in Early Years, this session will give opportunities to allow EYFS practitioners to explore the uniqueness of their setting and current thinking around a principled approach to teaching reading in the EYFS.

The session will enable practitioners to explore the importance of the knowledge, skills and attitudes children need to raise outcomes. Practitioners will be able to explore EYFS routines and the environment in developing early listening skills and the development of phonological awareness. Practical ideas to explore a multi-sensory approach supporting the development of these skills will also be shared. Throughout the session practitioners will be able to reflect on their own approach to reading and discuss that a principled approach to reading is definitely more than just phonics.

Course type Workshop
Led by Early Excellence Senior Curriculum Consultant
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders and EYFS teachers & Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Highfields Independent School & Day Nursery, London Rd, Newark, NG24 3AL
Monday 30th March, 1.00pm - 3.00pm Book Now
Let’s Get Ready: Outdoor Learning Whatever The Weather! Twilight $35.00 Newark 30 Mar

Let’s Get Ready: Outdoor Learning Whatever The Weather!

Course description

The entitlement to outdoor provision is at the heart of effective practice in EYFS. There is a clear expectation that the outdoor environment is available and used well every day; whatever the weather.

With positive attitudes and thinking, this time of year can provide many unique and valuable learning opportunities. This twilight will enable EYFS teachers and practitioners to see some real examples of practice which highlight the benefits of children being outdoors in every season. Delegates will explore possible solutions for constraints and barriers, as well as some inspirational ideas!

Course type Twilight
Led by Early Excellence Senior Curriculum Consultant
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders and EYFS teachers & Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Highfields Independent School & Day Nursery, London Rd, Newark, NG24 3AL
Monday 30th March, 3.30pm - 5.00pm Book Now

Leicester

Next Steps in Developing KS1 Continuous Provision To Enrich The KS1 Curriculum Full Day $125.00 Leicester 05 Mar

Next Steps in Developing KS1 Continuous Provision To Enrich The KS1 Curriculum

Course description

This course will support delegates in understanding how to use their continuous provision to a fuller potential to support the delivery of the KS1 curriculum and promote high expectations in children’s learning. There will be an opportunity to consider the importance and impact of the learning environment in enabling children to apply their learning in different contexts. Delegates will have time to reflect upon the successes and barriers which may have been faced in the journey so far and consider the next steps for their school’s journey towards ensuring high quality learning through Continuous Provision in their KS1 environments.

Course type One Day Course
Led by Lynda Trueman, National Leadership Consultant
Price $165.38 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Leaders and KS1 Teachers
Venue, Date & Time
Uplands Infant School, Melbourne Rd, Leicester LE2 0DR
Thursday 5th March, 9.30am - 3.30am Book Now
Headteacher & EYFS Leader Briefing Half Day $65.00 Leicester 25 Mar

Headteacher & EYFS Leader Briefing

Course description

This session will enable Heads and EYFS teachers to come together to hear about and reflect on some of the current policy, practice and improvement issues in the early years. There will be an opportunity to hear the very latest updates from Ofsted and the DFE, including feedback from early inspections under the new framework.

Course type Half Day Course
Led by Ruth Swailes, National Leadership Consultant
Price $86.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience Heads, Senior Leaders and EYFS teachers
Venue, Date & Time
Uplands Infant School, Melbourne Rd, Leicester LE2 0DR
Wednesday 25th March, 9.30am - 12.00pm Book Now
A Principled Approach to Reading in the Early Years Half Day $65.00 Leicester 25 Mar

A Principled Approach to Reading in the Early Years

Course description

With a strong focus on raising the achievement levels of reading in Early Years, Ruth Swailes will lead this session which will give opportunities to allow EYFS practitioners to explore the uniqueness of their setting and current thinking around a principled approach to teaching reading in the EYFS. The session will enable practitioners to explore the importance of the knowledge, skills and attitudes children need to raise outcomes. Practitioners will be able to explore EYFS routines and the environment in developing early listening skills and the development of phonological awareness. Practical ideas to explore a multi-sensory approach supporting the development of these skills will also be shared. Throughout the session practitioners will be able to reflect on their own approach to reading and discuss that a principled approach to reading is definitely more than just phonics.

Course type Half Day Course
Led by Ruth Swailes, National Leadership Consultant
Price $86.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders, EYFS teachers and EYFS practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Uplands Infant School, Melbourne Rd, Leicester LE2 0DR
Wednesday 25th March, 1.00pm - 3.30pm Book Now

Norfolk

Early Year’s Supper Club Twilight $50.00 North Norfolk 18 Mar
20 May

Early Year’s Supper Club

Course description

 

Each session will include:

  • National updates
  • Leading with confidence
  • Short training slot on key areas of interest
  • Supper and networking
Course type Twilight
Led by Jude Twani, Regional Development Manager
Price $66.15 (exc. VAT)
Audience Early Years Leaders. Headteachers and Senior Leaders
Venue, Date & Time
Gresham’s Pre-prep School, Market Place, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6BB
Wednesday 18th March, 4.00pm - 6.00pm Book Now
Gresham’s Pre-prep School, Market Place, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6BB
Wednesday 20th May, 4.00pm - 6.00pm Book Now
Early Year’s Supper Club: Three Date Package Bundle $135.00 North Norfolk As Above

Early Year’s Supper Club: Three Date Package

Course description

Each session will include:

  • National updates
  • Leading with confidence
  • Short training slot on key areas of interest
  • Supper and networking

This is a bundle packages for all dates on this course – 16th October, 18th March & 20th May

Course type Bundle
Led by Jude Twani, Regional Development Manager
Price $178.61 (exc. VAT)
Audience Early Years Leaders. Headteachers and Senior Leaders
Venue, Date & Time
Gresham’s Pre-prep School, Market Place, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6BB
Wednesday 16th October, 4.00pm - 6.00pm Book Now

Milton Keynes

Rethinking KS1: All About Creating a Dynamic Learning Environment Full Day $125.00 Milton Keyes 29 Jan

Rethinking KS1: All About Creating a Dynamic Learning Environment

Course description

This course has been designed to support KS1 teachers and leaders who are looking to develop the principles of continuous provision and enhancements in their classrooms which enable children to make progress. Research identifies that children benefit from a provision that allows them to revisit taught experiences and provides rich opportunities for exploration and challenge.

Delegates will have the opportunity to consider how a well-organised, carefully planned and challenging environment underpins effective learning and teaching and supports the demands of the KS1 curriculum. Inspiring case studies will be shared that demonstrate how schools have successfully transformed their classrooms and the powerful, sustained impact this has had on outcomes.

Course type One Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $165.38 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Teachers
Venue, Date & Time
Fairfields Primary School, Apollo Avenue, Fairfields, Milton Keynes, MK11 4BA
Wednesday 29th January, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now

Dunstable

Securing Effective Interactions Workshop $55.00 Dunstable 22 Apr

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 Early Excellence Senior Curriculum Consultant
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders and EYFS teachers & Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Beecroft Academy, Westfield Rd, Dunstable LU6 1DW
Wednesday 22nd April, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now
Let’s Talk! 50 Ways to Inspire Language through Role Play Twilight $35.00 Dunstable 22 Apr

Let’s Talk! 50 Ways to Inspire Language through Role Play

Course description

The acquisition of spoken language and communication skills in early childhood builds strong foundations for reading, writing and mathematics. High quality role play supports children as they experiment with language, allowing vocabulary to flourish in meaningful contexts. This twilight will explore the importance of establishing meaningful and quality role play that remains in place all year – and that which adapts to reflect new interests and themes. Using the Centre’s Interactive Environment as support we will consider resources that can be added to the environment which will provide opportunities across all areas of learning, reflect children’s personal experiences and spark conversations!

Course type Twilight
Led by Early Excellence Senior Curriculum Consultant
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders and EYFS teachers & Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Beecroft Academy, Westfield Rd, Dunstable LU6 1DW
Wednesday 22nd April, 4.00pm – 5.30pm Book Now
How to Use Continuous Provision in KS1 Workshop $55.00 Dunstable 03 Jun

How to Use Continuous Provision in KS1

Course description

Research identifies that children benefit if the curriculum and provision in KS1 builds on previous experiences and provides rich opportunities for exploration and challenge. During this practical workshop delegates will develop an understanding of the principles of continuous provision and how to ensure that there is progression from the EYFS.

Benefits

  • Clarity around what continuous provision should look like in KS1
  • An opportunity to plan provision that supports the demands of the curriculum
  • Practical tools to apply to current practice

 

Course type Workshop
Led by Early Excellence Senior Curriculum Consultant
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Leaders and KS1 Teachers & Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Beecroft Academy, Westfield Rd, Dunstable LU6 1DW
Wednesday 3rd June, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now
How to Ensure Smooth Transitions into KS1 Twilight $35.00 Dunstable 03 Jun

How to Ensure Smooth Transitions into KS1

Course description

Transition is not an event, but a process. Poor transitions cause stress for young children which can lead to anxiety, significantly impacting on their ongoing progress across all areas of learning and development. The transition from Reception into Y1 continues to be a challenge and area of debate for many schools and for many children. In order to ensure a smooth transition and continuity in their learning it is vital to consider the unique needs of each child. The course will explore ways to make the best use of evidence that has been captured about children’s learning, including the EYFS Profile. Delegates will consider key principles for transition and practical ways to ensure this is as smooth and successful as possible; with opportunities to reflect on their current approach and consider a developmentally and age appropriate approach.

Course type Twilight
Led by Early Excellence Senior Curriculum Consultant
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Leaders and KS1 Teachers & Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Beecroft Academy, Westfield Rd, Dunstable LU6 1DW
Wednesday 3rd June, 4.00pm – 5.30pm Book Now