Effective transitions from EYFS to KS1: how to meet and exceed outcomes

Course outline:

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.

Day 1
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.

  • Use your own data to identify gaps in order to plan effectively to raise outcomes
  • Discuss effective strategies to bridge the gap between Early Learning Goals and the National Curriculum
  • Engage in moderation activities to have a full understanding of key milestones to support progression
  • Identify ways to develop curriculum planning to motivate learners
  • Embed the key principles which underpin effective assessment for young children
  • Understand the importance of providing stimulating opportunities for children to apply key skills within a rich learning environment
  • Leave with an evaluation, action and monitoring plan to raise outcomes in reading, writing and maths
Ideal for: Senior leaders, Reception and Year 1 teachers within the Primary school.
* Refreshments and a two-course lunch will be provided

Course Cost: £199 +VAT

Additional Places £50+VAT *

Course 27th June 2019 Registration: 09:00 AM Course Starts: 09:30 AM Course Ends: 03:30 PM

Course Venue

Harrogate: Majestic Hotel


Clara Glanville has held various positions within the primary education sector for 20 years, having been a teacher, Assistant Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher. As a local authority School Improvement Consultant for the 0-19 team at Leeds, she has supported teachers and senior leaders to improve outcomes in both Early Years and Key Stage 1. Clara has been working with KS1 colleagues across Leeds to support teachers to bridge the gap between EYFS and the National Curriculum through planning from children’s interests and data analyses. She is passionate about making learning challenging yet fun based on children’s starting points and their key motivators. She also runs various courses on phonics, supporting disadvantaged children and working with parents to diminish the difference. Clara also represents the standards and testing agency (STA) as a moderator at both EY and KS1 and also monitors the phonics screening check for the local authority.

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Effective transitions from EYFS to KS1: how to meet and exceed outcomes

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