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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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Title Type Price Location Date

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

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

Stoke-on-Trent

Headteacher & EYFS Leader Briefing Briefing $50.00 Stoke-on-Trent 12 Jun

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
Friday 12th June, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now
Let’s Get Ready! Outdoor Learning Whatever the Weather Twilight $35.00 Stoke-on-Trent 12 Jun

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
Friday 12th June, 4.00pm - 5.30pm Book Now

Norfolk

Early Year’s Supper Club Twilight $50.00 North Norfolk 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 20th May, 4.00pm - 6.00pm Book Now

Dunstable

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

Suffolk

Early Year’s Supper Club Twilight $50.00 Suffolk 02 Jun

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
The Albert Pye School, Frederick's Road, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9UL
Tuesday 2nd June, 4.00pm - 6.00pm Book Now

Northampton

Headteacher & EYFS Leader Briefing Workshop $65.00 Northampton 04 Jun

Headteacher & EYFS Leader Briefing

Course description

The first half of the session discusses essential updates designed specifically for Headteachers and Senior Leaders responsible for EYFS. The briefing will keep you informed of national policy developments in the early years and gives you the opportunity to consider how these will impact on you and your team. The second part of the session will provide opportunities to reflect on challenge and progression from EYFS to KS1.

Course type Workshop
Led by Maria Moon, Senior Curriculum Consultant
Price $86.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience Headteacher, Senior Leaders, KS1 & EYFS Leaders
Venue, Date & Time
Hopping Hill Primary School, Pendle Road, Northampton NN5 6DT
Thursday 4th June, 1.00pm - 3.30pm Book Now
Ensuring Challenge and Progression from EYFS into KS1 Twilight $35.00 Northampton 04 Jun

Ensuring Challenge and Progression from EYFS into KS1

Course description

This twilight session will explore Continuous Provision in EYFS and Year 1, with a focus on ensuring it provides challenge and progression. Practitioners will have the opportunity to explore the principles of effective challenge and progression and consider what this looks like in the Continuous Provision through the EYFS and into Year 1.

Course type Twilight
Led by Maria Moon, Senior Curriculum Consultant
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS & KS1 Leaders and EYFS & KS1 teachers & Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Hopping Hill Primary School, Pendle Road, Northampton NN5 6DT
Thursday 4th June, 4.00pm - 5.30pm Book Now

Coventry

Headteacher & EYFS Leader Briefing Half Day $65.00 Coventry 23 Jun

Headteacher & EYFS Leader Briefing

Course description

This session, led by Ruth Swailes, 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. The briefing will keep you informed of national policy developments in the early years and gives you the opportunity to consider how these will impact on you and your team

Course type Half Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $86.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience Headteachers, EY Leaders, EYFS teachers
Venue, Date & Time
Potters Green Primary School, Ringwood Highway, Coventry, CV2 2GF
Tuesday 23rd June, 9.30am - 12.00pm Book Now
How to Ensure Smooth Transitions into KS1 Workshop $55.00 Coventry 23 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 Workshop
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience EY Leaders, EYFS teachers, KS1 Leaders, Year 1 Teachers
Venue, Date & Time
Potters Green Primary School, Ringwood Highway, Coventry, CV2 2GF
Tuesday 23rd June, 9.30am - 12.00pm Book Now

Peterborough

Enabling Child Led Learning in KS1: Making Effective Use Of Continuous Provision Workshop $55.00 Peterborough 08 Jul

Enabling Child Led Learning in KS1: Making Effective Use Of Continuous Provision

Course description

Research identifies that children benefit if the curriculum and provision in KS1 builds on previous experiences. Providing rich opportunities for exploration and child led learning, whilst ensuring effective challenge is crucial in KS1.

During this practical workshop delegates will develop an understanding of the principles of child led learning through continuous provision and how to ensure that there is progression from the EYFS Continuous provision to that offered in KS1and that challenge is effective.

Benefits

  • Understanding of Child led learning in KS1
  • Clarity around what continuous provision should look like in KS1 considering progression and challenge
  • An opportunity to consider provision that supports the demands of the KS1 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
St. Boltoph’s CofE Primary School, Oundle Rd, Peterborough PE2 7EA
Wednesday 8th July, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now
How to Ensure Smooth Transitions into KS1 Twilight $35.00 Peterborough 08 Jul

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 EY Leaders, EY teachers
Venue, Date & Time
St. Boltoph’s CofE Primary School, Oundle Rd, Peterborough PE2 7EA
Wednesday 8th July, 4.00pm – 5.30pm Book Now