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Explore The North, Scotland & Wales CPD & Events

Due to the current situation all face to face training events for the Summer Term will be postponed and we will soon be releasing an inspirational range of CPD events for the Autumn Term, with a broad range of leadership courses for senior leaders on key aspects of practice and opportunities for new and experienced teachers to support effective approaches in the classroom.

We have an exciting range of online courses available throughout the Summer Term offering a comprehensive range of specialist CPD for you and your team covering all aspects of the EYFS & KS1 curriculum and bespoke support solutions tailored to your specific needs.

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Julie Fisher Seminar
Next Steps: Moving on Through KS1
Full Day Seminar $175.00 Huddersfield 17 Mar

Julie Fisher Seminar
Next Steps: Moving on Through KS1

Course description

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

Issues addressed:

  • How children learn most effectively age 5, 6 & 7
  • Planning an effective learning environment in Year 1 that builds on best foundation stage practice
  • Organising the learning day – considering the impact of the school timetable on learning
  • The differing benefits of learning alongside an adult and learning independently
  • How daily observation and assessment feeds into flexible and meaningful planning
  • The role of the adult in supporting both adult-led and child-led learning
Course type Day Seminar
Led by Julie Fisher, National Early Years Adviser
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience Reception teachers and Year 1 teachers – if pairs of teachers can attend from each participating school then this is hugely beneficial
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Friday 12th June, 9.30am -3.30pm Book Now

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Sheffield

Inspirational Environments – With Added Challenge Workshop $55.00 Sheffield 29 Sep

Inspirational Environments – With Added Challenge

Course description

This workshop 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 with added challenge.

Course type Workshop
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Dobcroft Infant School, Pingle Road, Sheffield, S7 2LN
Tuesday 29th September, 9.30am - 11.30am Book Now
How to Manage the Curriculum in KS1 Workshop $55.00 Sheffield 29 Sep

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 KS1 expectations
  • Ideas for curriculum links in all aspects of classroom life
  • Practical approaches to support and develop current practice.
Course type Workshop
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Dobcroft Infant School, Pingle Road, Sheffield, S7 2LN
Tuesday 29th September, 1.00pm - 3.00pm Book Now
All About High-Quality Outdoor Learning 3-5yrs Full Day $125.00 Sheffield 13 Oct

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 Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $165.38 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Dobcroft Infant School, Pingle Road, Sheffield, S7 2LN
Tuesday 13th October, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now

Wigan

Let’s Get Ready! Outdoor Learning Whatever the Weather 3-7yrs Workshop $35.00 Wigan 14 Oct

Let’s Get Ready! Outdoor Learning Whatever the Weather 3-7yrs

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 all seasons. 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 all seasons
Course type Workshop
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Marsh Green Primary School, Kitt Green Rd, Wigan WN5 0EF
Wednesday 14th October, 1.30pm - 3.00pm Book Now
Rethinking KS1: How to Use Continuous Provision in KS1 Workshop $55.00 Wigan 14 Oct

Rethinking KS1: 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 KS1
  • An opportunity to plan provision that supports the demands of the curriculum
  • Practical tools to apply to current practice
Course type Workshop
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Marsh Green Primary School, Kitt Green Rd, Wigan WN5 0EF
Wednesday 14th October, 3.30pm - 5.30pm Book Now

Blackpool

In Pursuit of Excellence in the EYFS: Understanding Quality Practice Half Day $40.00 Blackpool 27 Jan

In Pursuit of Excellence in the EYFS: Understanding Quality Practice

Course description

This session for Heads and EYFS leaders will 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 Half Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $52.92 (exc. VAT)
Audience Headteachers, Early Years Leads and Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
The Boulevard Hotel, Ocean Boulevard, Blackpool, FY4 1PL
Wednesday 27th January, 9.30am – 12.00pm Book Now
Improving Provision for Language and Communication in the EYFS Half Day $40.00 Blackpool 27 Jan

Improving Provision for Language and Communication in the EYFS

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

Course type Half Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $52.92 (exc. VAT)
Audience Early Years Leads and Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
The Boulevard Hotel, Ocean Boulevard, Blackpool, FY4 1PL
Wednesday 27th January, 1.00pm – 3.30pm Book Now

Grimsby

How to Support Children’s Self-Initiated Learning Workshop $55.00 Grimsby 16 Sept

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, 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 Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Willows Academy, Queensway, Grimsby, DN37 9AT
Wednesday 16th September, 1.30pm – 3.30pm Book Now
Let’s Get Ready! Outdoor Learning Whatever the Weather Twilight $35.00 Grimsby 16 Sept

Let’s Get Ready! Outdoor Learning Whatever the Weather

Course description

The entitlement to outdoor provision is at the heart of effective practice in EYFS. There is a clear expectation that the outdoor environment is available and used well every day; whatever the 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 Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Willows Academy, Queensway, Grimsby, DN37 9AT
Wednesday 16th September, 4.00pm – 5.30pm Book Now

Manchester

All About Developing the Characteristics of Effective Learning in the EYFS Full Day $125.00 Manchester 05 Nov

All About Developing the Characteristics of Effective Learning in the EYFS

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. This session considers how to support the needs of our children who have missed so much during the COVID19 lockdown

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 One Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $165.38 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS staff
Venue, Date & Time
St. Hugh of Lincoln R.C. Primary, Stretford , Manchester , M32 9PD
Thursday 5th November, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now

Hawkshead

Well Being and Involvement: Putting the Child at the Centre Full Day $125.00 Hawkshead 03 Nov

Well Being and Involvement: Putting the Child at the Centre

Course description

This full day course looks closely at children’s Well-being and Involvement as indicators of deep level learning – a key priority for many post-COVID to support children’s emotional development. It explores a broad range of interaction strategies that help practitioners to differentiate and facilitate children’s next steps and considers how children’s learning can be supported through appropriately enhanced provision. This session is ideal for schools who would like to look more deeply into the internationally recognised Leuven Scales of Well-being as a framework and understand how this system of monitoring teaching and learning can impact on progress for all groups of children. For leaders, it supports the articulation and judgement of quality of provision and the effectiveness of general or specific interventions.

Benefits

  • Gain a clear overview of the Leuven Scales of Well-being and Involvement and the implications for provision and practice
  • Understand the critical roles that well-being and involvement play in high quality learning
  • Recognise how to maximise the potential of the learning environment and interactions to support this
Course type One Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $165.38 (exc. VAT)
Audience Heads, Senior Leaders and EYFS teachers
Venue, Date & Time
Hawkshead & Esthwaite Primary, Hawkshead, LA22 0NT
Tuesday 3rd November, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now
Ensuring Quality Talk: Improving Provision for Language and Communication Full Day $125.00 Hawkshead 26 Jan

Ensuring Quality Talk: Improving Provision for Language and Communication

Course description

The acquisition of spoken language and communication skills in early childhood builds strong foundations for reading, writing and mathematics in later life. Using our latest audio and film exemplification, this course will equip practitioners with detailed knowledge of the key milestones in early listening and attention, understanding, speaking and social communication. Delegates will observe and practice new ways to communicate and model language alongside children’s play; and explore the idea of learning pathways to address specific language needs and challenge you to think differently about early intervention programmes – discovering how to ensure that all children are exposed to quality talk within high quality continuous provision.

Benefits

  • Gain a deeper knowledge of the developmental stages of early talk
  • Strategies to help you create a language rich environment
  • Tools to help you lead and support others with improving provision for communication and language
Course type One Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $165.38 (exc. VAT)
Audience All EYFS staff
Venue, Date & Time
Hawkshead & Esthwaite Primary, Hawkshead, LA22 0NT
Tuesday 26th January, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now
Developing Meaningful Observational Assessment Workshop $55.00 Hawkshead 08 Jun

Developing Meaningful Observational Assessment

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 all EYFS staff
Venue, Date & Time
Hawkshead & Esthwaite Primary, Hawkshead, LA22 0NT
Tuesday 8th June, 9.30am - 11.30am Book Now
Securing Effective Interactions Workshop $55.00 Hawkshead 08 Jun

Securing 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 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 all EYFS staff
Venue, Date & Time
Hawkshead & Esthwaite Primary, Hawkshead, LA22 0NT
Tuesday 8th June, 1.00pm - 3.00pm Book Now