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Explore Northern CPD & Events

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 North

Autumn National Briefing
Hear Ofsted HMI speak about Inspecting the EYFS
Half Day Briefing $95.00 Huddersfield
Durham
18 Oct
14 Nov

Autumn National Briefing
Hear Ofsted HMI speak about Inspecting the EYFS

Course description

Join this the latest National Briefing for Heads, Senior and EYFS Leaders in schools, as well as LA and MAT colleagues who support school, and gain vital updates about school inspection, national policy and its implementation.

During the Briefing you will gain an overview of the latest information about changes to ELGs, the new Baseline and the work taking place to replace Development Matters with new Curriculum Guidance – along with insight from Ofsted’s HMI about inspecting YN and YR under the new framework.

With the new Ofsted Inspection Framework being introduced in schools and settings from September, this is an ideal time to be in the know and take stock of what this means for your school.

Find out from Senior HMI’s how schools are meeting the new expectations – particularly the raised focus on curriculum and the meeting of the three ‘I’s’ – Intent, Implementation and Impact and what we can learn from schools so far.

Benefits:

  • Be fully up dated on national issues effecting the EYFS and any implications for the Primary Years
  • Develop a clear understanding, directly from Ofsted’s Senior Inspectors, of the issues raised by the new inspection framework
  • Gain greater clarity around Ofsted’s expectations and standards and what to expect when Ofsted arrive
Course type Briefing
Led by EEx Curriculum Team & Ofsted
Price $125.69 (exc. VAT)
Audience Heads, Senior & EYFS Leaders, LA & MAT colleagues
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre, Huddersfield
Friday 18th October, 9.00am – 12.00pm Book Now
Northern Centre, Huddersfield
Friday 18th October, 1.00pm – 4.00pm Book Now
Ramside Hall, Durham, North East
Thursday 14th November, 1.00pm – 4.00pm Book Now
EYFS Leader Accredited Programme
Developing Confident & Skilful Leadership of the EYFS
Accredited Programme $650.00 Huddersfield
Durham
13 Nov
03 Dec

EYFS Leader Accredited Programme
Developing Confident & Skilful Leadership of the EYFS

Course description

Developing Confident & Skilful Leadership of the EYFS

Join this in-depth CPD package and discover everything you need to become a successful leader of the EYFS. Focused on the multi-faceted nature of this critical role, this specialist programme will enable you to enrich your knowledge and understanding of best practice and develop the skills to lead with confidence.

By drawing on the latest research evidence relating to child development, curriculum and pedagogy – and addressing current national priorities – the programme will help you to identify areas for development and gain support for leading a programme of change in your school.

Benefits

  • Gain secure knowledge of research evidence & current national priorities
  • Develop critical and reflective thinking about quality practice and leadership
  • Build greater confidence in leading and inspiring others
  • Gain support to generate real change in your school
  • Be part of a research community leading the development of evidenced based practice.

 

Huddersfield:
Day 1: 13/11/19 – Day 2: 09/12/19 – Day 3: 15/01/20 – Day 4: 12/02/20

London: Edith Neville:
Day 1: 08/11/19 – Day 2: 13/02/19 – Day 3: 12/03/20 – Day 4: 18/06/20

Nottingham:
Day 1: 30/01/20 – Day 2: 05/03/20 – Day 3: 01/04/20 – Day 4: 14/05/20

Bristol:
Day 1: 20/01/20 – Day 2: 03/03/20 – Day 3: 05/05/20 – Day 4: 09/06/20

North East:
Day 1: 03/12/19 – Day 2: 28/01/20 – Day 3: 03/03/20 – Day 4: 24/03/20

East Anglia:
Day 1: 12/02/20 – Day 2: 12/03/20 – Day 3: 14/05/20 – Day 4: 16/06/20

Course type Four Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $859.95 (exc. VAT)
Audience Newly appointed EYFS Leaders
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Wednesday 13th November, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now
Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham
Tuesday 3rd December, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now
Annual Conference: Unlocking Children’s Potential
Embracing the Power of Creativity in the EYFS
Conference $200.00 Huddersfield
Huddersfield
18 Nov
19 Nov

Annual Conference: Unlocking Children’s Potential
Embracing the Power of Creativity in the EYFS

Course description

Unlocking Children’s Potential: Embracing the Power of Creativity

Join us for the Early Excellence Annual Conference in the North, Midlands and London as we explore the power of creativity in its many guises. We will be delving into all aspects of the Arts and finding out how a curriculum rich in these experiences can ignite imaginations and fuel powerful learning.

The day is packed with influential speakers who will inspire and inform our practice, including Baroness Floella Benjamin, Minister for Children who (as well as being a well-loved children’s television presenter of old) represents in the House of Lords issues that affect children, diversity, media and equality.

We also hear from Pete Moorhouse and Anni McTavish, leading educationalists and passionate advocates of the Arts – as well as Emma-Jo Bairstow who works with schools to develop the teaching of Art in the classroom.

Pablo Picasso described every child as an artist – and our challenge is to ensure we enable this to flourish as each child grows!

From policy to strategy to practice – this will be a day of delights focused on expanding the use of the Arts to deeply enrich learning in early childhood and beyond!

Course type One Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team & Keynote Speakers
Price $264.60 (exc. VAT)
Audience Senior Leaders, EYFS Coordinators and Practitioners working with children 3-6yrs
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Monday 18th November, 9.30am – 3.45pm Book Now
EEx Northern Centre
Tuesday 19th November, 9.30am – 3.45pm Book Now
New to Teaching in the EYFS
Getting Off to a Flying Start
Three Day Programme $450.00 Huddersfield 24 Oct

New to Teaching in the EYFS
Getting Off to a Flying Start

Course description

This programme, led by our highly-experienced consultants, is designed to ensure that staff in their first year of teaching in the EYFS, whether an NQT or an experienced teacher – gain the support, knowledge and skills they needed to secure effective teaching & learning right from the start.

The programme includes a detailed examination of the EYFS statutory requirements and time to  explore the key features of best practice beginning with how young children learn and progress over time, how to manage the learning environment, how to plan for adult-led and child-initiated learning – as well as a focus on the seven areas of learning, especially how literacy and maths can be taught appropriately and meaningfully in YN & YR.

Benefits

  • Access expert support from highly experienced consultants
  • Acquire a deep understanding of the statutory requirements and national expectations
  • Gain an informed perspective of how to plan for the unique needs of young children
  • Develop detailed knowledge of how to plan the environment and support children’s self-initiated learning, along with the role of the adult
  • Expand approaches to teaching, including the strategies that underpin effective teaching of literacy and math

 

Edith Neville Primary dates

  • Day 1: 18/10/19
  • Day 2: 29/11/19
  • Day 3: 24/01/20

Northern Centre dates

  • Day 1: 24/10/19
  • Day 2: 28/11/19
  • Day 3: 21/01/20
Course type Three Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $595.35 (exc. VAT)
Audience NQTs and more experienced teachers new to working in YN & YR
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Thursday 24th October, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now
Designing Your EYFS Curriculum
Successfully Meeting the Needs of Your Community
Full Day $175.00 Huddersfield 21 Oct

Designing Your EYFS Curriculum
Successfully Meeting the Needs of Your 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.

This brand new and thought provoking day will enable school leaders to reflect on the core principles of curriculum design, exploring a variety of models, the related pedagogic approaches and to critically evaluate the research which underpins these.  We will highlight the key processes involved in successful and collaborative curriculum design: enabling delegates to strategically plan for a curriculum which is aligned to their school vision, innovative, inspiring and fulfils statutory requirements

Course type Full Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience Heads, Senior Leaders and EYFS leads
Venue, Date & Time
The National Centre, The Old School, New Hey Road, Outlane, Huddersfield, HD3 3YJ
Monday 21st October, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now
Julie Fisher Seminar
Next Steps: Moving on Through KS1
Full Day Seminar $175.00 Huddersfield 12 Jun

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
EEx Northern Centre
Friday 12th June, 9.30am -3.30pm Book Now

Northern Centre Open Event

Join our Back to School Event Open Event Free Huddersfield
Huddersfield
19 Sep
21 Sep

Join our Back to School Event

Course description

As you return to school at the beginning of an exciting new year, Early Excellence would like to invite you to a special, free to attend event at our Northern Centre, Huddersfield .

This is a fantastic opportunity to come together with your team, review your first few weeks with colleagues and plan future developments in our inspiring setting.

  • Take a guided tour of our interactive environment
  • Hear about the CPD events taking place in Autumn & Spring to inspire your practice
  • Receive a set of training and resources vouchers for your school/nursery worth £100
  • Relax and enjoy a slice of cake and a hot drink

 

Course type Preview
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price Free, (exc. VAT)
Audience All EYFS & KS1 Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre, The Old School, New Hey Road, Outlane, Huddersfield, HD3 3YJ
Thursday 19th September, 3.30pm – 7.00pm Book Now
EEx Northern Centre, The Old School, New Hey Road, Outlane, Huddersfield, HD3 3YJ
Saturday 21st September, 10.00am – 2.00pm Book Now

Explore Training in the Northern Centre

Understanding the EYFS for Senior Leaders

Understanding the EYFS: A Senior Leader’s Guide to Quality Practice in the EYFS Full Day $175.00 Huddersfield 01 Oct

Understanding the EYFS: A Senior Leader’s Guide to Quality Practice in the EYFS

Course description

Getting it right from the start is critical for every child. This course has been specifically designed to give current or aspiring senior leaders with limited early years’ experience a thorough introduction to everything they need to know about EYFS.

The day will begin by providing delegates with a detailed overview of the statutory requirements for the EYFS, including the safeguarding and welfare requirements.  Participants will then explore what is best practice and how to confidently observe learning in the early years.  We will then consider how to give effective and constructive feedback to your early years practitioners.  Time will also be spent supporting you with how to understand and interpret EYFS data in order to enable you to use it effectively for school improvement purposes and when preparing for an Ofsted inspection.

Benefits

–      A clear understanding of the statutory requirements for the EYFS
–      Knowledge of the key features of continuous provision and planning in the Early Years
–      Resources to support you with monitoring and evaluating practice

Course type Full Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience Senior Leaders with responsibility for EYFS
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Tuesday 1st October, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now
How Effective is Your EYFS? A Senior Leaders Guide to Self-Evaluating Practice Full Day $175.00 Huddersfield 14 Oct

How Effective is Your EYFS? A Senior Leaders Guide to Self-Evaluating Practice

Course description

The quality of teaching in EYFS is significantly enhanced by the quality of challenge and support provided by senior leaders in schools. This course will explore the features of outstanding practice in EYFS including the quality of the learning environment and its impact on learning and outcomes for young children. It will provide opportunities for senior leaders to discuss how outstanding teaching can be enabled, developed and effectively monitored. By the end of the course delegates will be able to confidently articulate their vision for EYFS and feel better equipped to lead and transform practice.

Benefits

  • A clear understanding of what is outstanding practice in EYFS
  • Resources to support you with monitoring and evaluating practice
  • Strategies to support you strategically lead staff development and change in the EYFS
Course type Full Day Course
Led by Ruth Swailes, National Leadership Consultant
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience Headteachers, Senior Leaders and EYFS Leaders
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Monday 14th October, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now
Responsible for Leading Literacy in School? A Guide to Good Literacy Teaching in the EYFS Half Day $75.00 Huddersfield 08 Oct

Responsible for Leading Literacy in School? A Guide to Good Literacy Teaching in the EYFS

Course description

With such a strong focus on the role of senior leaders in successfully supporting learning in the EYFS, it is essential that they are knowledgeable about teaching and learning in the EYFS as well as KS1 and KS2. This can be challenging, as learning often looks very different for our youngest learners and can lead to difficulties in identifying good practice and effective action points.

The session will explore the statutory EYFS framework as well as the end of EYFS expectations. Best practice in EYFS will be explored as well as support for monitoring, to ensure that Leaders are able to recognise and develop the teaching and learning of Literacy in the Early Years.

Benefits:

–      A clearer understanding of the EYFS statutory Framework
–      A deeper knowledge of what good practice in Literacy in the EYFS looks like
–      The opportunity to meet with colleagues in a similar role

Course type Half Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $99.23 (exc. VAT)
Audience Literacy curriculum leaders working in the EYFS and KS1
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Tuesday 8th October, 1.00pm - 3.30pm Book Now
Responsible for Leading Maths in School? A Guide to Good Maths Teaching in the EYFS Half Day $75.00 Huddersfield 29 Jan

Responsible for Leading Maths in School? A Guide to Good Maths Teaching in the EYFS

Course description

With such a strong focus on the role of senior leaders in successfully supporting learning in the EYFS, it is essential that they are knowledgeable about teaching and learning in the EYFS as well as KS1 and KS2. This can be challenging, as learning often looks very different for our youngest learners and can lead to difficulties in identifying good practice and effective action points.

The session will explore the statutory EYFS framework as well as the end of EYFS expectations. Best practice in EYFS will be explored as well as support for monitoring, to ensure that Leaders are able to recognise and develop the teaching and learning of Maths in the Early Years.

Benefits:

–     A clearer understanding of the EYFS statutory Framework

–     A deeper knowledge of what good practice in Maths in the EYFS looks like

–     The opportunity to meet with colleagues in a similar role

Course type Half Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $99.23 (exc. VAT)
Audience Maths curriculum leaders working in EYFS, KS1 and KS2
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Wednesday 29th January, 1.00pm - 3.30pm Book Now

In-depth Support for Securing Best Practice in EYFS

All About the Characteristics of Effective Learning 3-5yrs Full Day $175.00 Huddersfield 30 Sep

All About the Characteristics of Effective Learning 3-5yrs

Course description

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 inspiring 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 the Early Years and Year One.

Benefits

  • In-depth understanding of the Characteristics of Effective Learning
  • Strategies to promote a classroom culture that fosters positive dispositions to learning
  • Developing the role of the adult in supporting the Characteristics of Effective Learning

 

Course type Full Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders and Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Monday 30th September, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now
All About Child-led & Adult-led Learning 3-5yrs Full Day $175.00 Huddersfield 06 Nov

All About Child-led & Adult-led Learning 3-5yrs

Course description

As Early Years practitioners, we question how much of the day should be child-led and how much should be led by adults, often wondering how this balance effects learning, and the progress children make.  To support practitioners in addressing this issue of balance, this course will explore how to facilitate and extend rich learning opportunities through children’s self-initiated learning and effective adult interactions. Come prepared to participate in hands on learning using the Centre’s Interactive Environments.

Benefits

  • Deeper understanding of the terms child-led and adult-led
  • Exploration of the role of the adult in supporting and extending child-initiated learning
  • Practical ideas to support your practice
Course type Full Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders and Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Wednesday 6th November, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now
All About High-Quality Outdoor Learning 3-5yrs Full Day $175.00 Huddersfield 27 Jan

All About High-Quality Outdoor Learning 3-5yrs

Course description

From making dens and flying kites, to constructing 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, develop a deeper understanding of how the characteristics of effective learning as well as critical skills such as language for thinking, literacy and maths can be effectively embedded and extended outdoors.

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 One Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders and Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Monday 27th January, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now
Securing Best Practice 3-5yrs: Three Day Package Three Day Package $450.00 Huddersfield As Above

Securing Best Practice 3-5yrs: Three Day Package

Course description

The three day package includes:

All About the Characteristics of Effective Learning 3-5yrs (30/09/19)

All About Child-led & Adult-led Learning 3-5yrs (06/11/19)

All About High-Quality Outdoor Learning 3-5yrs (27/01/20)

Course type Bundle
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $595.35 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders and Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Monday 30th September, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now
All About Developing Work with Two Year Olds Full Day $175.00 Huddersfield 03 Dec

All About Developing Work with Two Year Olds

Course description

Ensuring that we have inspiring environments for our two year olds, it is critical for early year’s practitioners to develop a deeper understanding of the unique needs of these young learners in order to ensure their provision and practice is of the highest quality. During this session we will explore what is special about being two. Time will be spent considering children’s development, how this relates to play, active learning and thinking – and we will look at examples of outstanding provision.

Benefits

  • Explore how two year old children develop and the crucial factors needed to support this
  • Outline how to plan a rich learning environment for two year old children
  • Discuss how to tune into the needs of two year old children and respond effectively through carefully planned provision
Course type Full Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience Leaders and Practitioners working with or intending to develop provision for two year olds
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Tuesday 3rd December, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now

In-depth Support for Securing Best Practice in KS1

All About Creating a Dynamic Learning Environment in KS1 Full Day $175.00 Huddersfield 12 Nov

All About Creating a Dynamic Learning Environment in KS1

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.

Benefits

  • An understanding of how to create an effective and inspiring learning environment in KS1 that supports National Curriculum outcomes
  • An opportunity to review and plan your KS1 classroom
  • Practical tools to apply to current practice
Course type Full Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Leaders, Teachers & TAs
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Tuesday 12th November, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now
All About Making Links & Deeper Level Learning in KS1 Full Day $175.00 Huddersfield 02 Dec

All About Making Links & Deeper Level Learning in KS1

Course description

This course addresses the issues around effective planning in KS1 that ensures all aspects of the curriculum are effectively taught and that key skills are revisited and embedded, whilst ensuring that that children are given opportunities to make links, explore and think critically.

During this inspiring course, we will consider how best to plan for a combination of adult led and child led learning. Delegates will examine how carefully planned provision and incidental learning opportunities can support progress towards end of Key Stage expectations, ensuring successful outcomes. Time will also be given to create an action plan unique to the specific needs of your school.

Benefits

–      Clarity of how continuous provision in KS1 supports and embeds learning across the whole curriculum
–      An understanding of how to capitalize on ‘incidental learning’
–      Practical ideas for developing strategies to extend and capture children’s learning

Course type Full Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Leaders & Teachers
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Monday 2nd December, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now
All About Children’s Work & Meeting Expectations in KS1 Full Day $175.00 Huddersfield 14 Jan

All About Children’s Work & Meeting Expectations in KS1

Course description

Although many classrooms have elements of continuous provision in KS1, particularly in Year One, there is still much uncertainty as to how best to make it work and how it might be used in Year Two. 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?’ need answering.

During this course, delegates will explore how children can be taught the skills and approaches needed to become independent learners, increasingly able to manage the planning, evaluating and evidencing of their own work. This session will focus on a cycle of learning that builds up manageable ways to evidence learning through planning and recording and shares high quality examples of this approach in practice.

Benefits

  • Practical ideas for recording child-led learning continuous provision
  • An increasingly challenging approach to child-led learning though KS1
  • Ideas for linking adult led teaching to child-led outcomes
Course type Full Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Leaders & Teachers
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Tuesday 14th January, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now
Securing Best Practice 5-7yrs: Three Day Package Three Day Package $450.00 Huddersfield As Above

Securing Best Practice 5-7yrs: Three Day Package

Course description

This three-day CPD package offer teachers working in KS1 the opportunity to explore in-depth how to reshape their practice to meet the needs of all children, at different stages of development whilst fulfilling the requirements of the KS1 Curriculum.

Day One: All About Creating a Dynamic Learning Environment in KS1
This day supports KS1 teachers who are looking to expand the opportunities within their classroom and are keen to explore how the principles of continuous provision and resource enhancements can be implemented to enable children to make progress.

Day Two: All About Making Links & Deeper Level Learning in KS1
This day addresses the issues around effective planning in KS1 to ensure all aspects of the curriculum are effectively taught and that key skills are revisited and embedded.

Day Three: All About Children’s Work & Meeting Expectations in KS1
This day explores how children can be taught the skills and approaches needed to become independent learners, increasingly able to manage the planning, evaluating and evidencing of their own work.

To read full course description for each day, or to choose one or two from the list above, take a look at the full programme here.

Course type Bundle
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $595.35 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Leaders & Teachers
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Tuesday 12th November, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now

Bitesize Workshops for Practice Essentials 3-5yrs

How to Support Children’s Self-Initiated Learning Workshop $55.00 Huddersfield 26 Sep

How to Support Children’s Self-Initiated Learning

Course description

Understanding how to effectively work with Continuous Provision is at the heart of a quality planning framework for all children in the 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.

Benefits

–      A clearer understanding of what continuous provision is
–      Clarity of how it supports children’s learning
–      Practical ideas to develop continuous provision

Course type Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Practitioners, TAs, Phase Leaders and teams
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Thursday 26th September, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now
How to Build on Children’s Interests Workshop $55.00 Huddersfield 10 Oct

How to Build on Children’s Interests

Course description

From dinosaurs to the latest films, knowing how to skilfuly 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 Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Practitioners, TAs, Phase Leaders and teams
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Thursday 10th October, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now
How to Secure Effective Interactions Workshop $55.00 Huddersfield 14 Nov

How to Secure Effective Interactions

Course description

How good are your interactions with children? High quality interactions are central to effective early years practice and ensuring all children make progress.  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 ways to successfully improve the quality of their adult: child interactions; improving outcomes across the curriculum for all children.

Benefits

–      An understanding of the importance of adult child interactions
–      A clear grasp of ways to develop your practice
–      Inspiring ways to develop an environment that promotes high quality interactions

Course type Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Practitioners, TAs, Phase Leaders and teams
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Thursday 14th November, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now
How to Observe, Document & Plan Next Steps in Learning Workshop $55.00 Huddersfield 20 Jan

How to Observe, Document & Plan Next Steps in Learning

Course description

Good observational assessment is critical in enabling practitioners to identify significant aspects of children’s learning and development. It is essential that practitioners are highly skilled in understanding how to undertake sensitive observational assessment in order to develop provision and practice that meets young children’s needs.

Using video evidence and practical activities, this in-depth course explores manageable and meaningful approaches to observations, recording and demonstrating progress – and provides opportunities for participants to review and utilise their understanding of the children they work with.

Benefits

–      Clarity of how to use assessment to support learning
–      Gain greater confidence in using observation-based assessment
–      Examples of strategies and tools to help support effective observation

Course type Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Practitioners, TAs, Phase Leaders and teams
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Monday 20th January, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now
How to Develop Outdoor Learning All Year Round Workshop $55.00 Huddersfield 04 Mar

How to Develop Outdoor Learning All Year Round

Course description

In all weather – rain showers, sleet, hail, snow and sunshine – the outdoor environment is rich in possibility, offering a changing landscape as the season unfold. Effective outdoor practice provides rich, constant provision that can be explored and used creatively every day, all year round. Enabling core experiences facilitates learning across the whole curriculum.

During this workshop we will explore what it means to make the most of this potential with ‘must have’ resources for effective continuous provision and ideas of how to enhance provision based around the seasons.

Benefits

  • A clear understanding of the value of outdoor learning
  • Confidence in knowing how the outdoor environment can be used to support learning across the EYFS curriculum
  • Inspiring and practical examples of outdoor learning
Course type Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Practitioners, TAs, Phase Leaders and teams
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Wednesday 4th March, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now
Practice Essentials in EYFS: Five Part Workshop Package Package $225.00 Huddersfield As Above

Practice Essentials in EYFS: Five Part Workshop Package

Course description

This series of five workshops provides practical support for teachers or TAs working in the EYFS.

How to Support Children’s Self-Initiated Learning
An introductory, highly practical, workshop covering the key principles of how to establish continuous provision in ways that meets the needs of the whole curriculum.

How to Build on Children’s Interests
An inspirational and practical workshop exploring planning that successfully respond to children’s diverse interests and preoccupations.

How to Secure Effective Interactions
This workshop demonstrates how effective conversations help children to absorb new vocabulary, expand their knowledge and extend their thinking.

How to Observe, Document & Plan Next Steps in Learning
Using video evidence and practical activities, this workshop explores how to observe children’s learning and plan for next steps.

How to Develop Outdoor Learning All Year Round
This workshop will explore what it means to make the most of outdoors with ‘must have’ resources and ideas of how to enhance provision based around the seasons.

To read full course descriptions for each workshop, or to choose one or two from the list above, take a look at the full programme here.

Course type Bundle
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $297.68 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Practitioners, TAs, Phase Leaders and teams
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Thursday 26th September, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now

Bitesize Workshops for Practice Essentials 5-7yrs

How to Use Continuous Provision in KS1 Workshop $55.00 Huddersfield 15 Oct

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 for the EYFS.

Benefits

  • Clarity around what continuous provision should look like in KS 1
  • An opportunity to plan provision that supports the demands of the curriculum
  • Practical tools to apply to current practice
Course type Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Leaders, Teachers & TAs
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Tuesday 15th October, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now
How to Manage the Curriculum in KS1 Workshop $55.00 Huddersfield 14 Nov

How to Manage the Curriculum in KS1

Course description

To securely embed learning, research identifies that children benefit from a curriculum and provision that allows them to revisit taught experiences and provides rich opportunities for exploration and challenge.  During this practical workshop delegates will develop an understanding of the ways in which continuous provision, classroom routines and incidental learning can all be used to support the demands of the KS1 curriculum.

Benefits

  • An opportunity to consider how to closely link continuous provision to KS 1 expectations
  • Ideas for curriculum links in all aspects of classroom life
  • Practical approaches to support and develop current practice
Course type Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Leaders, Teachers & TAs
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Thursday 14th November, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now
How to Evidence Learning & Progress in KS1 Workshop $55.00 Huddersfield 21 Nov

How to Evidence Learning & Progress in KS1

Course description

High quality, well planned provision in KS1 builds on good EYFS practice and effectively supports progress towards end of KS1 expectations. Ensuring children continue to make progress both through the year and the Key Stage can be challenging for many KS1 practitioners. This session explores manageable ways of supporting children to evidence their own learning in increasingly sophisticated ways, when working in provision.

Benefits

  • Practical ideas for recording learning in continuous provision
  • Ideas for how to create engaging learning opportunities
  • An opportunity to plan developments in your own classroom
Course type Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Leaders, Teachers & TAs
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Thursday 21st November, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now
How to Make the Most of Outdoor Learning in KS1 Workshop $55.00 Huddersfield 23 Jan

How to Make the Most of Outdoor Learning in KS1

Course description

The benefits for children of being able to learn outdoors are now widely acknowledged but providing outdoor learning in KS1 can often be challenging. This session will consider the possibilities for continuing regular outdoor learning and explore how best to plan and organise outdoor provision that offers a wide range of learning opportunities for children in KS1, in a way that is realistic and manageable. It will consider the implications for curriculum planning, daily routines, resourcing and the role of the adult outdoors.

Benefits

–      Gain a deeper understanding of the value of outdoor learning
–      Confidence in knowing how the outdoor environment can be used to support learning across the curriculum, no matter how limited your space
–      Inspiring examples of outdoor learning

Course type Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Leaders, Teachers & TAs
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Thursday 23rd January, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now
How to Ensure Smooth Transitions into KS1 Workshop $55.00 Huddersfield 25 Feb

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.

Throughout the day 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.

Benefits

–      A deeper understanding of the impact transition has on children

–      Strategies to help make the most of existing evidence about children’s previous learning

–      Practical ideas to help make transition a success

Course type Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Leaders, Teachers & TAs
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Tuesday 25th February, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now
Practice Essentials in KS1: Five Part Workshop Package Package $225.00 Huddersfield As Above

Practice Essentials in KS1: Five Part Workshop Package

Course description

This series of five workshops provides practical support for teachers or TAs working in the KS1.

How to Use Continuous Provision in KS1
During this practical workshop delegates will develop an understanding of the principles of continuous provision, how to ensure progression and support the demands of the curriculum.

How to Manage the Curriculum in KS1
In this practical workshop delegates will explore how continuous provision, classroom routines and incidental learning can all be used to support the demands of the KS1 curriculum.

How to Evidence Learning & Progress in KS1
This workshop explores manageable ways of supporting children to evidence their own learning in increasingly sophisticated ways, when working in provision.

How to Make the Most of Outdoor Learning in KS1
Providing outdoor learning in KS1 is often challenging. This workshop considers how to plan and organise outdoor provision that offers a wide range of learning opportunities for KS1.

How to Ensure Smooth Transitions into KS1
The transition from YR into Y1 continues to be a challenge for many children. In order to ensure smooth transition and continuity in learning, this workshop consider ways to ensure a developmentally and age appropriate approach.

To read full course descriptions for each workshop, or to choose one or two from the list above, take a look at the full programme here.

Course type Bundle
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $297.68 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Leaders, Teachers & TAs
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Tuesday 15th October, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now

Inspirational Ideas for Learning & Progression 3-7yrs

Let’s Talk! 50 Ways to Inspire Language through Role Play Twilight $35.00 Huddersfield 26 Sep

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!

Benefits

–  An understanding of how role play can support learning across the curriculum, across the year
–  Knowledge of what are the key features you need to provide and why
–  Imaginative and practical ideas for continuous provision and enhancements

Course type Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders, Teachers & TAs
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Thursday 26th September, 4.30pm - 6.00pm Book Now
Let’s Get Ready! Outdoor Learning Whatever the Weather Twilight $35.00 Huddersfield 10 Oct

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 and through into KS1. There is a clear expectation that the outdoor environment is available and used well every day; whatever the time of year and whatever the weather.

With positive attitudes and thinking, this time of year can provide many unique and valuable learning opportunities. This twilight will provide lots of examples of real practice which highlight the benefits of children being outdoors in winter.  Delegates will explore ways to make the most of the season, finding solutions for constraints and barriers, as well as inspirational ideas!

Benefits:

  • A clear understanding of the critical role outdoor learning has across the year
  • Support to review and improve your outdoors space
  • Imaginative and practical ideas for outdoor learning in winter
Course type Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders, Teachers & TAs
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Thursday 10th October, 4.30pm - 6.00pm Book Now
Big, Big Maths: Working with Maths on a Large Scale Twilight $35.00 Huddersfield 14 Nov

Big, Big Maths: Working with Maths on a Large Scale

Course description

During this twilight we will explore the ways in which children use their muscles and minds together as they learn. When they lift, carry, transport, dig, balance and fill they are exploring many of their own ideas and developing their understanding of key concepts. By exploring a wide range of possibilities with large, open-ended materials outdoor play can provide many opportunities for children to experience real mathematics on a large scale.

Through highly active, physical experiences children thoroughly embed their understanding of early mathematical concepts and learn to use mathematical vocabulary in purposeful and meaningful ways. This twilight will outline the key experiences, resources and organisation which are needed to support and extend children’s early mathematical thinking and will provide valuable strategies for providing inspiring maths in a big way.

Benefits

  • An opportunity to reflect on what mathematical thinking is and how we can best nurture and challenge mathematical concepts outdoors.
  • An understanding of the rich mathematical possibilities of outdoor play and the importance of physically challenging resources.
  • Practical ideas to take back to your setting
Course type Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders, Teachers & TAs
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Thursday 14th November, 4.30pm - 6.00pm Book Now
Let’s Build: Increasing the Challenge of Small Construction Twilight $35.00 Huddersfield 20 Jan

Let’s Build: Increasing the Challenge of Small Construction

Course description

Research shows that construction play supports the development of mathematical thinking, social skills, abstract thinking, creativity and literacy. This twilight will provide you with a wealth of inventive ideas for inspiring young architects of the future. Using everything from your small construction, blocks and art resources to recycled, natural and unusual materials, this session will demonstrate how to ignite children’s creativity, nurture collaboration and extend their problem solving skills.

Benefits

  • A deeper understanding of how the use of small construction can support and extend children’s learning
  • An opportunity to review your construction provision
  • Practical ideas to introduce and develop your use of these resources as part of enhanced and continuous provision.
Course type Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders, Teachers & TAs
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Monday 20th January, 4.30pm - 6.00pm Book Now
It’s a Small World: Inspiring Children’s Storytelling Twilight $35.00 Huddersfield 13 Feb

It’s a Small World: Inspiring Children’s Storytelling

Course description

The ability to ‘talk a story’ is the critical first step in children becoming successful story writers.  Small World resources provide the ideal opportunity for children to bring their ideas to life using concrete objects.  They can be used to support the development of characters, create settings and explore plots from the simple to the complex.

During this twilight delegates with look at how to use  and enrich their Small World resources effectively to inspire and extend young writers in KS1, and how this links with the challenges of curriculum.  We will also consider how technology can be used to bring these stories to life!

Benefits:

  • An understanding of how to make small world resources support story writing
  • Practical ideas to get the most of small world resources as a teaching and learning tool
Course type Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders, Teachers & TAs
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Thursday 13th February, 4.30pm - 6.00pm Book Now
Mark Making to Writing: Developing Young Writers Twilight $35.00 Huddersfield 26 Feb

Mark Making to Writing: Developing Young Writers

Course description

As children become more confident and excited about their mark making, it is critical to offer support in ways that grows their confidence was writers, supports their understanding of its purpose and provides meaning in a range of contexts.

Leading children’s mark making towards writing is a skilful process and in this practical workshop practitioners will consider the experiences, activities and support they can provide to promote children’s passion and skill in writing. Delegates will gain inspirational ideas to help to develop mark making opportunities indoors and out in ways that ensure that as children develop the skills of writing, they apply these within their play with greater complexity.

Benefits

  • A deeper understanding of the development of early writing skills
  • Developing an environment rich in opportunities for writing
  • Practical ideas to support children ‘having a go’
Course type Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders, Teachers & TAs
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Wednesday 26th February, 4.30pm - 6.00pm Book Now
The Enquiring Mind: From Wow to Understanding How Twilight $35.00 Huddersfield 22 Apr

The Enquiring Mind: From Wow to Understanding How

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 can stretch children’s thinking, offering them challenges that fire their imagination and help to develop their problem-solving skills.

Benefits

  • Deepen understanding around the importance of developing thinking skills and how this impacts on high quality teaching and learning
  • Explore resources that promote and inspire curiosity
Course type Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders, Teachers & TAs
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Wednesday 22nd April, 4.30pm - 6.00pm Book Now
Moving it On! Outdoor Learning with Added Challenge Twilight $35.00 Huddersfield 25 Jun

Moving 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 Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders, Teachers & TAs
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Thursday 25th June, 4.30pm - 6.00pm Book Now
Let’s Play Games: Mastering Maths through Making Games Twilight $35.00 Huddersfield 07 Jul

Let’s Play Games: Mastering Maths through Making Games

Course description

Game playing demands high levels of concentration, problem solving and strategic thinking. As children play games, they practice and embed skills, develop organisational abilities, learn to cooperate and have fun.

Enabling children to invent their own games widens these opportunities still further. This hands-on session will give delegates an opportunity to look at different examples of invented games as well as creating and playing a game of their own.

Benefits

  • A deeper understanding of the key mathematical concepts
  • Inspiring and practical ideas to establish effective maths provision
  • Tools to help you evaluate your provision
Course type Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders, Teachers & TAs
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Tuesday 7th July, 4.30pm - 6.00pm Book Now
Ideas for Learning & Progression: Nine Part Twilight Package Package $250.00 Huddersfield As Above

Ideas for Learning & Progression: Nine Part Twilight Package

Course description

This package of nine twilights spread across the year provides an affordable way for individuals, pairs or whole teams of practitioners working in the EYFS & Y1 to come together to be continually informed and inspired – refreshed with new ideas for their practice and provision. Always in high demand, these bite-size inspirational sessions offer great CPD for your team.

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

Let’s Get Ready! Outdoor Learning Whatever the Weather

Big, Big Maths: Working with Maths on a Large Scale

Let’s Build: Increasing the Challenge of Small Construction

It’s a Small World: Inspiring Children’s Storytelling

Mark Making to Writing: Developing Young Writers

The Enquiring Mind: From Wow to Understanding How

Moving it on! Outdoor Learning with Added Challenge

Let’s Play Games: Mastering Maths through Making Games

To read course description of each twilight, or to choose one or two from the list, take a look at the full programme here.

Course type Bundle
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $330.75 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders, Teachers & TAs
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Thursday 26th September, 4.30pm - 6.00pm Book Now

Interpreting & Presenting EExAT Data

Accounting for Children’s Progress Full Day $175.00 Huddersfield 22 Oct

Accounting for Children’s Progress

Course description

Capturing reliable on entry data and monitoring young children’s progress, can be challenging – particularly for school leaders tasked with reporting this high stakes data and aligning it with other school systems. The Reports feature in EExAT offers a unique opportunity to demonstrate EY progress accurately and meaningfully. This course is for schools using EExAT and is ideal for leaders and practitioners to attend together.

Benefits

  • Utilising EExAT data for progress meetings and identifying support
  • Using Reports to demonstrate the impact of provision and practice
  • Presenting EExAT data in your SEF, to Governors and Ofsted
Course type One Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders using EExAT keen to analyse and articulate progress
Venue, Date & Time
The National Centre, The Old School, New Hey Road, Outlane, Huddersfield HD3 3YJ
Tuesday 22nd October, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now

FREE Forums for Staying Connected & Sharing Expertise

EYFS Practitioner Forum Forum Free Huddersfield 08 Oct

EYFS Practitioner Forum

Course description

This Forum, which is held termly, will engage you in a community of leaders keen to understand the latest national developments and how Early Excellence is supporting leaders and practitioners in moving forward together. It will be a valuable opportunity for you to meet other EYFS colleagues, build relationships, share experiences and explore the innovation in our Centre.

Course type Forum
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price Free,
Audience EYFS Leaders and Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Tuesday 8th October, 4.30pm - 6.00pm Book Now
KS1 Practitioner Forum Forum Free Huddersfield 06 Nov

KS1 Practitioner Forum

Course description

This new Forum, which is held termly, will engage you in a community of KS1 teachers keen to understand the latest national developments and how Early Excellence is specifically supporting those working in KS1. It will be a valuable opportunity for you to meet other teachers from a wider area, build relationships, share experiences, best practice and explore the innovation in our Centre.

Course type Forum
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price Free,
Audience KS1 Leaders & Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Wednesday 6th November, 4.30pm - 6.00pm Book Now
Childminder’s Forum Forum Free Huddersfield 30 Nov

Childminder’s Forum

Course description

This forum will celebrate the unique role that childminders play in supporting our youngest children. Childminding can be a challenging and sometimes isolating profession. During this forum we will give you lots of opportunities to make links with other childminders, talk about current practice and explore innovative ideas. We will also discuss how creative early years practice can be developed within a home setting, using our interactive environment for inspiration.

Course type Forum
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price Free,
Audience Childminders
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Saturday 30th November, 10.30am - 12.00pm Book Now

Access Training in our Partner Schools

Hull

Rethinking How to Evidence Learning & Progression in KS1 Half Day $75.00 Hull 26 Sep

Rethinking How to Evidence Learning & Progression in KS1

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 Half Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $99.23 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Cottingham Parks Golf & Leisure Club, HU16 5SW
Thursday 26th September, 9.30am – 12.00pm Book Now
How to Challenge & Extend Thinking in Y1 Half Day $75.00 Hull 26 Sep

How to Challenge & 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 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 EEx Curriculum Team
Price $99.23 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Teachers
Venue, Date & Time
Cottingham Parks Golf & Leisure Club, HU16 5SW
Thursday 26th September, 1.00pm – 3.30pm Book Now
Right from the Start: Strategic EYFS Network for Heads, Senior Leadership & EYFS co-ordinators Three Day Course $325.00 Hull 14 Nov

Right from the Start: Strategic EYFS Network for Heads, Senior Leadership & EYFS co-ordinators

Course description

Getting it right from the start is crucial for every child and this termly event will ensure that you and your school stay connected with the national agenda and are fully briefed on all the latest developments in the early years. These events are touch points to keep schools and settings connected with national improvement policy and inspection agendas, and the very best practice. Each day will offer a blend of national updates in the morning followed by the opportunity to explore a key strategic issue in the afternoon.

Course type Three Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $429.98 (exc. VAT)
Audience Heads, Senior Leadership & EYFS co-ordinators
Venue, Date & Time
Cottingham Parks Golf & Leisure Club, HU16 5SW
Thursday 14th November, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
All About the Needs of Boys’ Learning in EYFS & Y1 Full Day $125.00 Hull 06 Feb

All About the Needs of Boys’ Learning in EYFS & Y1

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; including time exploring the Centre’s interactive environment. Case studies will be shared, to highlight how by making small changes we can have a positive impact for all learners.

Course type One Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $165.38 (exc. VAT)
Audience Heads, Senior Leadership & EYFS co-ordinators
Venue, Date & Time
Cottingham Parks Golf & Leisure Club, HU16 5SW
Thursday 6th February, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Investigating the Wonder of STEM in EYFS Half Day $75.00 Hull 30 Apr

Investigating the Wonder of STEM in EYFS

Course description

Join us for an inspiring and practical training session suitable for the whole EYFS team as we explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths in the Early Years.

As part of the training we will reflect on the important role of STEM in early years 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 practice. Practitioners will leave this session buzzing with ideas to develop and experiment with in their own setting.

Course type Half Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $99.23 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Cottingham Parks Golf & Leisure Club, HU16 5SW
Thursday 30th April, 9.30am – 12.00pm Book Now
Exploring the Important Role of Role Play in EYFS Half Day $75.00 Hull 30 Apr

Exploring the Important Role of Role Play in EYFS

Course description

Do the imaginative and role play experiences really support your children’s learning and development effectively? How do you plan for imaginative and role play experiences? Do these experiences reflect the real life experiences and fantasy based interests of the children in your setting?

In this inspiring and practical session we will explore the vital importance of role play and imaginative play in supporting all aspects of children’s learning and development. As part of the session we will outline the key aspects of effective domestic role play, how this should be developed, resourced and enhanced. We will also outline how other environments both indoors and outside can also promote imaginative experiences rich in collaboration, language and storytelling.

Course type Half Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $99.23 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Cottingham Parks Golf & Leisure Club, HU16 5SW
Thursday 30th April, 1.00pm – 3.30pm Book Now

Lake District

Designing Your Curriculum:
Successfully Meeting the Needs of your School Community
Full Day $125.00 Hawkshead 01 Oct

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.

This brand new and thought provoking day will enable school leaders to reflect on the core principles of curriculum design, exploring a variety of models, the related pedagogic approaches and to critically evaluate the research which underpins these.  We will highlight the key processes involved in successful and collaborative curriculum design: enabling delegates to strategically plan for a curriculum which is aligned to their school vision, innovative, inspiring and fulfils statutory requirements

Course type One Day Course
Led by Matthew Sayer, Senior Curriculum Consultant
Price $165.38 (exc. VAT)
Audience Heads, Senior Leaders and EYFS Leads
Venue, Date & Time
Hawkshead Esthwaite Primary
Tuesday 1st October, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now
All About High-Quality Outdoor Learning Full Day $125.00 Hawkshead 11 Feb

All About High-Quality Outdoor Learning

Course description

From making dens and flying kites, to constructing 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, develop a deeper understanding of how the characteristics of effective learning as well as critical skills such as language for thinking, literacy and maths can be effectively embedded and extended outdoors.

Course type One Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $165.38 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Hawkshead Esthwaite Primary
Tuesday 11th February, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now
How to Observe, Document & Plan Next Steps in Learning Workshop $55.00 Hawkshead 16 Jun

How to Observe, Document & Plan Next Steps in Learning

Course description

Good observational assessment is critical in enabling practitioners to identify significant aspects of children’s learning and development. It is essential that practitioners are highly skilled in understanding how to undertake sensitive observational assessment in order to develop provision and practice that meets young children’s needs.

Using video evidence and practical activities, this in-depth course explores manageable and meaningful approaches to observations, recording and demonstrating progress – and provides opportunities for participants to review and utilise their understanding of the children they work with.

Course type Workshop
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Practitioners, TAs, Phase Leaders and teams
Venue, Date & Time
Hawkshead Esthwaite Primary
Tuesday 16th June, 9.30am - 11.30am Book Now
How to Secure Effective Interactions Workshop $55.00 Hawkshead 16 Jun

How to Secure Effective Interactions

Course description

How good are your interactions with children? High quality interactions are central to effective early years practice. This session for all of the EYFS team 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 Curriculum Consultant
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Hawkshead Esthwaite Primary
Tuesday 16th June, 1.00pm - 3.30pm Book Now

Yarm

Developing Young Writers in the EYFS Half Day $65.00 Yarm 02 Oct

Developing Young Writers in the EYFS

Course description

As children become more confident, engaged and excited about their mark making and begin to understand real writing, it is critical to offer support in ways that maintain children’s love of writing and its meaning in a range of contexts – for notes, lists, letters, stories and so on. Guiding and supporting children’s early writing is a skilful process which we will explore during this practical session, focusing on the developmental stages. Practitioners will consider the experiences, activities and support they provide within continuous provision to promote children’s passion, confidence and skill in writing. Practitioners will also consider what “exceeding” writing looks like and reflect on this in relation to their own practice and provision.

Course type Half Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $86.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Yarm Preparatory School, TS15 9ES
Wednesday 2nd October, 9.30am - 12.00pm Book Now
Developing Young Mathematicians in the EYFS Half Day $65.00 Yarm 02 Oct

Developing Young Mathematicians in the EYFS

Course description

This course will investigate the wonder of mathematics in the early years, providing practitioners with the awareness of the potential of maths in everyday activity – looking at a range of ideas and strategies for further enhancing provision and skills-based teaching. As well as considering how to develop an inspiring learning environment that supports mathematical reasoning and problems solving, the session will start to explore the role of the adult in supporting and extending children’s mathematical language and thinking.

Course type Half Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $86.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Staff
Venue, Date & Time
Yarm Preparatory School, TS15 9ES
Wednesday 2nd October, 1.00pm - 3.30pm Book Now
How to Secure Effective Interactions in the EYFS Twilight $35.00 Yarm 02 Oct

How to Secure Effective Interactions in the EYFS

Course description

How good are your interactions with children? High quality interactions are central to effective early years practice. This twilight session for all the EYFS team 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 Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Yarm Preparatory School, TS15 9ES
Wednesday 2nd October, 4.00pm - 5.30pm Book Now
Taking the CoEL Forward into KS1 Half Day $65.00 Yarm 03 Oct

Taking the CoEL Forward into KS1

Course description

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 start to 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.

Course type Half Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $86.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Staff
Venue, Date & Time
Yarm Preparatory School, TS15 9ES
Thursday 3rd October, 9.30am - 12.00pm Book Now
Making Progress: Extending Young Mathematicians in Y1 Half Day $65.00 Yarm 03 Oct

Making Progress: Extending Young Mathematicians in Y1

Course description

Teaching in a way that supports children in developing mathematical thinking, will ensure that mastery of the subject is achieved. This session will support teachers to start to evaluate their current practice and deepen their knowledge of the stages of mathematical development. The session will focus on mathematical experiences that children can take part in across different areas of the curriculum and explore teaching approaches that promote exploration, investigation, challenge and progression.

Course type Half Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $86.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Teachers
Venue, Date & Time
Yarm Preparatory School, TS15 9ES
Thursday 3rd October, 1.00pm - 3.30pm Book Now

Newton-le-Willows

In Pursuit of Excellence in the EYFS
Quality Practice for Heads, Senior & EYFS Leaders
Workshop $50.00 Newton-le-Willows 03 Oct

In Pursuit of Excellence in the EYFS
Quality Practice for Heads, Senior & EYFS Leaders

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. They will also start to consider the key principles for confidently monitoring the EYFS and striving for outstanding. Participants will access resources to support with the quality assurance and the evaluation of practice, provision and impact in their EYFS.

Course type Workshop
Led by Andy Burt, Senior Curriculum Consultant
Price $66.15 (exc. VAT)
Audience Heads, Senior & EYFS Leaders
Venue, Date & Time
The District CE Primary School
Thursday 3rd October, 9.30am - 11.30am Book Now
Inspirational Environments with Added Challenge Workshop $50.00 Newton-le-Willows 03 Oct

Inspirational Environments with Added Challenge

Course description

This session for EYFS teachers and support staff 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 and ensuring appropriate challenge and progression. 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 Andy Burt, Senior Curriculum Consultant
Price $66.15 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
The District CE Primary School
Thursday 3rd October, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now
How to Secure Effective Interactions Twilight $35.00 Newton-le-Willows 03 Oct

How to Secure Effective Interactions

Course description

How good are your interactions with children? High quality interactions are central to effective early years practice. This twilight session for all the EYFS team 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 Twilight
Led by Andy Burt, Senior Curriculum Consultant
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
The District CE Primary School
Thursday 3rd October, 4.00pm - 5.30pm Book Now
Package: All Three Sessions Package $125.00 Newton-le-Willows As Above

Package: All Three Sessions

Course description

This package includes the following courses:

In Pursuit of Excellence in the EYFS:
Quality Practice for Heads, Senior & EYFS Leaders

Inspirational Environments with Added Challenge

How to Secure Effective Interactions

Course type Bundle
Led by Andy Burt, Senior Curriculum Consultant
Price $165.38 (exc. VAT)
Audience Headteachers, Senior Leaders and EYFS teachers
Venue, Date & Time
The District CE Primary School
Thursday 3rd October, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now

Darlington

Moving On: Ensuring Smooth Transitions Into KS1 Twilight $50.00 Darlington 08 Oct

Moving On: Ensuring Smooth Transitions Into KS1

Course description

As children move into Y1 it is essential that practice offers continuity from the EYFS, building on children’s learning experiences, whilst also offering sufficient challenge. Ensuring that the Y1 curriculum is met and that all children make progress, whilst keeping the transition experience positive can be challenging for both practitioners and families.

In this twilight session you will start to examine effective ways to support the transition into KS1 through capitalising on elements of EYFS practice. The challenges of moving from an EYFS curriculum to the National Curriculum will be discussed with time spent exploring practical ways to deal with the implications on planning, timetabling and environments.

Course type Twilight
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $66.15 (exc. VAT)
Audience Year 1 staff (EYFS staff are also welcome to attend)
Venue, Date & Time
St. Teresa’s RC Primary School
Tuesday 8th October, 4.00pm - 6.00pm Book Now
Headteacher & EYFS Leader Briefing Half Day $65.00 Darlington 06 Jan

Headteacher & EYFS Leader Briefing

Course description

This first hour of 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. Hear the very latest updates from Ofsted and the DFE.

The second part of the session will focus strategically on outdoor learning. Consider the principles and be confident that you are maximising outdoor learning in your EYFS and leading the development of quality practice. Participants will access resources to support with the quality assurance and the evaluation of practice, provision and impact.

Course type Half Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $86.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience Headteachers and EYFS Leaders
Venue, Date & Time
St. Teresa’s RC Primary School
Monday 6th January, 9.00am - 12.00pm Book Now
Innovating Outdoor Learning in the EYFS Half Day $65.00 Darlington 06 Jan

Innovating Outdoor Learning in the EYFS

Course description

Building on the strategic focus on outdoor learning during the morning session, the afternoon will look at how you can make the most of outdoor opportunities – whatever the weather! A well-planned outdoor area is a powerful learning environment for your children and this practical session will explore how to optimise the quality of outdoor learning in the early years. We will look at team roles, interaction and observation – and you will be sure to take away a wealth of new ideas

Course type Half Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $86.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS teachers and support staff
Venue, Date & Time
St. Teresa’s RC Primary School
Monday 6th January, 1.00pm - 4.00pm Book Now
Training Package: Both Sessions on 06/01/20 Package $125.00 Darlington 06 Jan

Training Package: Both Sessions on 06/01/20

Course description

This package includes the following two half-day courses:

Headteacher & EYFS Leader Briefing

Innovating Outdoor Learning in the EYFS

Course type Bundle
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $165.38 (exc. VAT)
Audience Headteachers and EYFS teachers
Venue, Date & Time
St. Teresa’s RC Primary School
Monday 6th January, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now

Keighley

Understanding Boys’ Learning with a Focus on Writing Half Day $65.00 Keighley 15 Oct

Understanding Boys’ Learning with a Focus on Writing

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 bitesize session will explore theories behind young children’s development and how these relate specifically to boys. Participants will consider how we can address these issues in imaginative and practical ways and there will be a particular focus on boys and writing.

Course type Half Day Course
Led by Andy Burt, Curriculum Consultant
Price $86.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience All EYFS practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Sutton in Craven CP School
Tuesday 15th October, 9.30am - 12.00pm Book Now
Leading the EYFS: An Overview of Key Responsibilities Half Day $65.00 Keighley 15 Oct

Leading the EYFS: An Overview of Key Responsibilities

Course description

To lead a team effectively and inspire a continual drive towards excellence requires high quality leadership skills. To support current EYFS leaders in developing these skills, this bitesize session will start to focus on the multi-faceted nature of their role, considering some key areas involved in leading the EYFS with skill and confidence. Delegates will focus on establishing a shared vision and then explore accountability – securing and demonstrating progress.

Course type Half Day Course
Led by Andy Burt, Curriculum Consultant
Price $86.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leads
Venue, Date & Time
Sutton in Craven CP School
Tuesday 15th October, 1.00pm - 3.30pm Book Now
Structures & Spaces: Inventive Ways to Inspire Young Architects Twilight $35.00 Keighley 15 Oct

Structures & Spaces: Inventive Ways to Inspire Young Architects

Course description

Research shows that construction play supports the development of mathematical thinking, social skills, abstract thinking, creativity and literacy. Drawing on images of buildings and structures from across the world, this twilight will provide you with a wealth of inventive ideas for inspiring young architects of the future. Using everything from your small construction, blocks and art resources to recycled, natural and unusual materials, this session will demonstrate how to ignite children’s creativity, nurture collaboration and extend their problem solving skills.

Course type Twilight
Led by Andy Burt, Curriculum Consultant
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Sutton in Craven CP School
Tuesday 15th October, 4.00pm - 5.30pm Book Now
Package: All Three Sessions Package $160.00 Keighley As Above

Package: All Three Sessions

Course description

This package includes the following three courses:

Understanding Boys’ Learning with a Focus on Writing

Leading the EYFS: An Overview of Key Responsibilities

Structures & Spaces: Inventive Ways to Inspire Young Architects

Course type Bundle
Led by Andy Burt, Curriculum Consultant
Price $211.68 (exc. VAT)
Audience All EYFS practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Sutton in Craven CP School
Tuesday 15th October, 9.30am - 5.30pm Book Now
Designing Your Curriculum:
Successfully Meeting the Needs of your School Community
Full Day $125.00 Keighley 05 Nov

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.

This brand new and thought provoking day will enable school leaders to reflect on the core principles of curriculum design, exploring a variety of models, the related pedagogic approaches and to critically evaluate the research which underpins these.  We will highlight the key processes involved in successful and collaborative curriculum design: enabling delegates to strategically plan for a curriculum which is aligned to their school vision, innovative, inspiring and fulfils statutory requirements.

Course type One Day Course
Led by Matthew Sayer, Senior Curriculum Consultant
Price $165.38 (exc. VAT)
Audience Heads, Senior Leaders and EYFS Leads
Venue, Date & Time
Sutton in Craven CP School
Tuesday 5th November, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now

York

In Pursuit of Excellence in the EYFS
A Guide to Good Maths & Literacy Teaching in the EYFS
Package $150.00 York 23 Oct

In Pursuit of Excellence in the EYFS
A Guide to Good Maths & Literacy Teaching in the EYFS

Course description

Understanding Early Years for Senior Leaders – two-part package

– Wed 23rd Oct – Maths focus
– Wed 5th Feb – Literacy focus

Course type Half Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $198.45 (exc. VAT)
Audience Heads, Senior & EYFS Leaders
Venue, Date & Time
York Ebor Training Centre, The Leyes, YO10 3PR
Wednesday 23rd October, 9.30am – 12.00pm Book Now
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Developing Skilful Leadership of the EYFS: Three Day Package Three Day Package $300.00 York 06 Nov

Developing Skilful Leadership of the EYFS: Three Day Package

Course description

Three-day course, one day per term – for current, new or aspiring EYFS leads

– Wed 6th Nov – Part 1
– Wed 15th  Jan – Part 2
– Wed 6th May – Part 3

Course type One Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $396.90 (exc. VAT)
Audience New or Aspiring EYFS Leaders
Venue, Date & Time
York Ebor Training Centre, The Leyes, YO10 3PR
Wednesday 6th November, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Practice Essentials in EYFS: Five Part Workshop Package Five Part Package $225.00 York 23 Oct

Practice Essentials in EYFS: Five Part Workshop Package

Course description

Afternoon workshops designed to build expert knowledge – five-part package

– Wed 23rd Oct – How to Support Children’s Self-Initiated Learning
– Wed 27th Nov – How to Build on Children’s Interests
– Wed 5th Feb – How to Secure Effective Interactions
– Wed 25th Mar – Developing Meaningful Observational Assessment
– Wed 24th Jun – Developing High Quality Outdoor Learning

Course type Bundle
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $297.68 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Practitioners, TAs and Teams
Venue, Date & Time
York Ebor Training Centre, The Leyes, YO10 3PR
Wednesday 23rd October, 1.00pm – 3.00pm Book Now
Practice Essentials in Y1: Three Part Workshop Package Three Part Package $150.00 York 27 Nov

Practice Essentials in Y1: Three Part Workshop Package

Course description

Morning workshops designed to build expert knowledge – three-part package

– Wed 27th Nov – Inspirational Environments: Curriculum Reach & Progression through Effective Continuous Provision
– Wed 25th Mar – How to Challenge and Extend Thinking in Year 1
– Wed 24th Jun – Mind the Gap! Effective Transition into Year 1

Course type Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $198.45 (exc. VAT)
Audience Y1 Teachers, TAs & Teams
Venue, Date & Time
York Ebor Training Centre, The Leyes, YO10 3PR
Wednesday 27th November, 9.30am – 12.00pm Book Now
Best Practice Twilights: Five Part Twilight Package Five Part Package $125.00 York 23 Oct

Best Practice Twilights: Five Part Twilight Package

Course description

Accessible, highly practical twilight sessions which are ideal for EYFS teams seeking inspiration and new ideas – five-part package

– Wed 23rd Oct –  Big, Big Maths: Working with Maths on a Large Scale
– Wed 27th Nov – Put the Kettle On! Creating High Quality Domestic Role Play
– Wed 5th Feb – From Mark Making to Writing: Nurturing Young Writers
– Wed 25th Mar – Structures & Space: Inventive Ways to Inspire Young Architects
– Wed 24th  Jun – It’s a Small, Small World: Stimulating Children’s Storytelling

Course type Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $165.38 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Practitioners, TAs and Teams
Venue, Date & Time
York Ebor Training Centre, The Leyes, YO10 3PR
Wednesday 23rd October, 4.00pm – 5.30pm Book Now

Bolton

Designing Your Curriculum:
Successfully Meeting the Needs of your School Community
Full Day $120.00 Bolton 31 Oct

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 new 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 EEx Curriculum Team
Price $158.76 (exc. VAT)
Audience Heads, Senior Leaders and EYFS Leads
Venue, Date & Time
Sacred Heart R.C. Primary, Bolton. BL5 3DU
Thursday 31st October, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Inspirational Environments with Added Challenge Twilight $30.00 Bolton 31 Oct

Inspirational Environments with Added Challenge

Course description

This twilight session for EYFS teachers and support staff 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 and ensuring appropriate challenge and progression. 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 Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $39.69 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Sacred Heart R.C. Primary, Bolton. BL5 3DU
Thursday 31st October, 4.00pm – 5.30pm Book Now
All About High-Quality Outdoor Learning 3-5yrs Full Day $120.00 Bolton 31 Nov

All About High-Quality Outdoor Learning 3-5yrs

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.

Course type Full Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $158.76 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Sacred Heart R.C. Primary, Bolton. BL5 3DU
Thursday 31st October, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
From Mark Making to Writing: Nurturing Young Writers Twilight $120.00 Bolton 31 Nov

From Mark Making to Writing: Nurturing Young Writers

Course description

As children become more confident, engaged and excited about their mark making and begin to understand real writing, it is critical to offer support in ways that maintain children’s love of writing and its meaning in a range of contexts – for notes, lists, letters, stories and so on. Guiding and supporting children’s early writing is a skilful process which we will explore during this practical session, focusing on the developmental stages. Practitioners will consider the experiences, activities and support they provide within continuous provision to promote children’s passion, confidence and skill in writing.

Course type Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $158.76 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Sacred Heart R.C. Primary, Bolton. BL5 3DU
Thursday 31st October, 4.00pm – 5.30pm Book Now

Manchester

Improving Provision for Language & Communication Half Day $65.00 Manchester 07 Nov

Improving Provision for Language & 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 be given opportunities to reflect on how to develop their own high-quality spaces to support Communication and Language.

Course type Half Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $86.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
St. Hugh of Lincoln R.C. Primary, Glastonbury Road, Stretford , Manchester , M32 9PD
Thursday 7th November, 9.30am - 12.00pm Book Now
Investigating the Wonder of STEM in EYFS Half Day $65.00 Manchester 07 Nov

Investigating the Wonder of STEM in EYFS

Course description

Join us for an inspiring and practical training session suitable for the whole EYFS team as we explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths in the Early Years.

As part of the training we will reflect on the important role of STEM in early years 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 practice. Practitioners will leave this session buzzing with ideas to develop and experiment with in their own setting.

Course type Half Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $86.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
St. Hugh of Lincoln R.C. Primary, Glastonbury Road, Stretford , Manchester , M32 9PD
Thursday 7th November, 1.00pm - 3.30pm Book Now

Sheffield

Creating a Dynamic Learning Environment in Year 1 Full Day $125.00 Sheffield 07 Nov

Creating a Dynamic Learning Environment in Year 1

Course description

This course supports Y1 teachers who are looking to develop the principles of continuous provision and enhancements in their classrooms which enable children to make progress. To securely embed learning, research identifies that children benefit from a curriculum and provision that allows them to revisit taught experiences and provides rich opportunities for exploration and challenge.

During the day delegates will have the opportunity to consider how a well-organised, carefully planned and challenging environment, underpins effective learning and teaching across the whole curriculum.  Inspiring and practical 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 Early Excellence KS1 Curriculum Consultant
Price $165.38 (exc. VAT)
Audience Year 1 Teachers
Venue, Date & Time
Dobcroft Infant School, Pingle Road, Sheffield, S7 2LN
Thursday 7th November, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now
Whatever the Weather: Getting Outdoors in KS1 Twilight $35.00 Sheffield 07 Nov

Whatever the Weather: Getting Outdoors in KS1

Course description

The benefits for children of being able to learn outdoors are now widely acknowledged but providing outdoor learning in KS1 can often be challenging. This twilight will consider the possibilities for continuing regular outdoor learning and explore how best to plan and organise outdoor provision that offers a wide range of learning opportunities for children in Y1, in a way that is realistic and manageable. It will consider the implications for curriculum planning, daily routines, resourcing and the role of the adult outdoors.

Course type Twilight
Led by Early Excellence KS1 Curriculum Consultant
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience Year 1 Teachers
Venue, Date & Time
Dobcroft Infant School, Pingle Road, Sheffield, S7 2LN
Thursday 7th November, 4.00pm - 5.30pm Book Now

Consett

All About Children’s Work & Meeting Expectations in KS1 Full Day $125.00 Consett 13 Nov

All About Children’s Work & Meeting Expectations in KS1

Course description

Although many classrooms have elements of continuous provision in KS1, particularly in Year One, there is still much uncertainty as to how best to make it work and how it might be used in Year Two. 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?’ need answering.

During this course, delegates will explore how children can be taught the skills and approaches needed to become independent learners, increasingly able to manage the planning, evaluating and evidencing of their own work. This session will focus on a cycle of learning that builds up manageable ways to evidence learning through planning and recording and shares high quality examples of this approach in practice.

Course type Full Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $165.38 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Teachers
Venue, Date & Time
The Grove Primary School, Oakfield Lane, Consett, DH8 8AP
Wednesday 13th November, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Rethinking KS1: How to Manage the Curriculum in KS1 Workshop $55.00 Consett 11 Mar

Rethinking KS1: How to Manage the Curriculum in KS1

Course description

To securely embed learning, research identifies that children benefit from a curriculum and provision that allows them to revisit taught experiences and provides rich opportunities for exploration and challenge.  During this practical workshop delegates will develop an understanding of the ways in which continuous provision, classroom routines and incidental learning can all be used to support the demands of the KS1 curriculum.

Course type Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience Y1 and Y2 teachers, TAs and Leaders
Venue, Date & Time
The Grove Primary School, Oakfield Lane, Consett, DH8 8AP
Wednesday 11th March, 9.30am – 11.30am Book Now
Rethinking KS1: How to Make the Most of Outdoor Learning Workshop $55.00 Consett 11 Mar

Rethinking KS1: How to Make the Most of Outdoor Learning

Course description

The benefits for children of being able to learn outdoors are now widely acknowledged but providing outdoor learning in KS1 can often be challenging. This session will consider the possibilities for continuing regular outdoor learning and explore how best to plan and organise outdoor provision that offers a wide range of learning opportunities for children in KS1, in a way that is realistic and manageable. It will consider the implications for curriculum planning, daily routines, resourcing and the role of the adult outdoors.

Course type Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience Y1 and Y2 teachers, TAs and Leaders
Venue, Date & Time
The Grove Primary School, Oakfield Lane, Consett, DH8 8AP
Wednesday 11th March, 1.00pm - 3.00pm Book Now