Narrowing the Gap: using the itkit

Half-day course

Course outline:

With the introduction of the Early Years Pupil Premium (an extra £300 for disadvantaged 3- and 4-year-olds), schools need to be able to justify the choices they have made as to how they have spent the EYPP money. The focus needs to be on ‘closing the gap’ and for this cohort of children, to be making more rapid progress if there is an identified risk of delay or delay in their development. The itkit is a practical, easy-to-implement programme that will support practitioners to meet the needs of those children who are not meeting age-related expectations in their communication and language, physical or personal, social and emotional development. The purpose of the programme is to improve children’s development across these three prime areas which are the foundations to learning.

This course will support school improvement in narrowing the gap for identified children in the EYFS. Throughout the day, delegates will gain an understanding of how to identify strengths and areas for development for children who are below age-related expectations in the prime areas of learning.

With the right early intervention, children make better progress. The longer-term impacts are minimised and many children can even catch up.

Ideal for: Early Years managers and teachers
* A light lunch, an Early Intervention Toolkit (itkit) and a booklet containing presentation slides

Course Cost: £189 inc VAT & itkit

Course 27th September 2018 Registration: 12:45 PM Course Starts: 01:15 PM Course Ends: 03:45 PM

Course Venue

Novotel Newcastle


Jean Thompson

Jean has taught for over twenty years in both Special Education and in mainstream Primary schools. For the past eight years she has worked as a consultant for SEN and Inclusion. She has supported schools and Early Years settings in all aspects of SEN, Disability and Inclusion. She has been involved in delivering a high quality CPD programme to teachers and practitioners, including newly Qualified Teachers and also to trainee teachers. Currently she is a tutor, mentor and marker for the National Award for SENCos.

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£95+VAT. Itkit reduced price £75. Total cost of the course £189 (Incl.VAT). includes a refreshments and a light lunch. Folder containing presentation slides and course materials Confirmation of your booking will be sent within one week of your booking.

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