Understanding children’s starting points is a crucial component when supporting children in their journey to success. Rigorous assessment procedures and data analyses are vital to allow practitioners to identify gaps in learning and plan next steps. Observation, assessment and planning are significant elements of the teaching and learning cycle in any year group. In this two-part course, delegates will have the opportunity to explore effective strategies to hit the ground running in order to raise outcomes for children when they start KS1.
Ideally both a reception and a year 1 teacher will attend from each participating school. This will allow staff to work alongside experienced consultants to create a bespoke evaluation and improvement plan specific to the needs of their own cohort. Delegates will need to bring with them their EYFS data and (if necessary) a laptop or tablet computer. ‘Practitioners and year 1 teachers should work together to ensure that a child’s transition between the EYFS and Year 1 is seamless. Early Years practitioners should make sure children’s experiences in the final year of the EYFS are valuable in themselves, and prepare the ground for year 1. It is important that year 1 builds on the successful principles and approach encapsulated in the EYFS.’
EYFSP handbook 2018 pg. 17
Day 2—twilight session (date and venue to be determined during Day 1)
The twilight session (taking place in a school setting) will provide an opportunity to share and discuss successes whilst exploring any barriers to securing outcomes. Delegates will complete a gap task between the first and second session, having shared the Evaluation and Improvement Plan with their senior leaders. Feedback from the EY leader and senior leaders within the monitoring section of the Evaluation and Improvement Plan will be used at the twilight session to allow delegates to reflect on their planning and action plans whilst reviewing and improving their transition process. Delegates will benefit from hearing of the experiences of other practitioners and view good/outstanding provision. This will provide immediate support for any difficulties encountered and will provide a strong foundation for future transitions.
Course Cost: £199 +VAT
Additional Places £50+VAT *Course 23rd May 2019 Registration: 09:00 AM Course Starts: 09:30 AM Course Ends: 03:30 PM
Course VenueNovotel Newcastle
Lorna boasts a breadth of quality teaching experience, having taught across all Primary Key Stages in the role of class teacher and Senior Manager. As a local authority Communication, Language and Literacy Development Consultant, she supported teachers in the development of early reading, writing and phonics through training, modelling of teaching, development of learning environment, and analysis of data. Her particular area of interest is working within Early Years, using her creativity and innovative approach to generate exciting indoor and outdoor learning experiences. Lorna has a Level 3 Forest School Leader qualification and provides stimulating sessions within a school’s natural environment and in Forest School settings.