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June 2021

Characteristics of Effective Learning (particular focus on wellbeing strand) – Primary School and Nurseries

June 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This session will explore the ways in which we can support and extend effective characteristics of learning to enable young children to become resilient, reflective lifelong learners. We will consider the Bristol C of EL guidance with the additional strand of emotional well-being and how this might support an inclusive learning community. The guidance includes practice ideas, reflective questions to support planning and a useful assessment tool. If this part of the Statutory EYFS is prioritised it will support children…

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Exploring the EYFS Reforms – Primary and Nursery

June 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Development Matters is being rewritten as EYFS Curriculum Guidance. This session will be an opportunity to consider the main changes in the reformed EYFS and what this means for leadership, practice and pedagogy in early years settings and schools. We will explore new ideas around best practice for pedagogy, assessment, curriculum and self-regulation and executive function as suggested in the guidance. We will reflect on what we think about these ideas and what will this mean for our settings and…

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Emotional Curriculum and the Environment – Nursery and Primary

June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This session will consider how the emotional needs of children can be supported by a learning environment that holds, listens, nurtures and enables. We will explore structures, relationships, the key person approach and working with families to develop a pedagogy that is built on attachment led practice and a trauma informed approach. There will be an opportunity to reflect on the latest research into ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and how these can affect the long term health and wellbeing for…

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Introduction to Staff Supervision – Primary and Nursery

June 17 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Supervision is an effective tool to support staff wellbeing, accountability and ambition in your school or setting. The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage requires that providers must put appropriate arrangements in place for the supervision of staff who have contact with young children and families. During this session we will review understanding, policy, protocols and procedures for developing effective supervision in your EYFS setting/ class teams. It will also explore some of the complexities of being an…

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Children as Storytellers

June 22 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This session will develop your understanding and expertise in developing narrative and encouraging all children to become powerful storytellers to support communication, language, literacy and personal and social development. We will consider the importance of storytelling and how this links with self -esteem, expression and learning through play. We will explore strategies such as story mapping, story squares and non-verbal storytelling within an inclusive environment. We will reflect on how parents/carers might also support storytelling at home. This course takes…

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Black Lives Matter

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This session will support you to explore some of the facts, feelings, behaviours and actions that are embedded in Race Equality. We will acknowledge and reflect on the legacy of unconscious bias and discrimination, and explore what authentic cultural competency, might look like in your School or Early Years setting. We will develop a better understanding of why we need to be proactive in our leadership of race equality, and reflect on why it is about so much more than…

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Leading with Authenticity and Ambition – Primary and Nursery

June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This session will offer you the opportunity to consider your, beliefs, values and ambitions for leadership within the context of leadership theories and frameworks, and particularly through times of change. We will encourage you to reflect on what you yourself bring to the team, and support you to consider ways in which you can empower your team members both collectively and individually, to build resilient and sustainable distributed leadership.   This session is available for Nursery and Primary. This particular…

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July 2021

The Power of Sustained Shared Thinking

July 1 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sustained shared thinking is ‘when two or more individuals “work together” in an intellectual way to solve a problem, clarify a concept, evaluate an activity, extend a narrative etc.’ Sylva et al, 2004 This session will explore how adults and children can work together as co-researchers to learn together about the world around them. We will consider the idea of scientific enquiry and how effective questions can enable children to think further about what fascinates them. We will learn more…

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Understanding more about EAL Learners – Primary and Nursery

July 6 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This session will support practitioners to consider the implications for children and families coming into their setting with no or very little English. We will explore cultural identity, self-esteem, language acquisition and learn practical strategies to ensure both children and families have a voice, all of which has impact on their achievement. We will develop a better understanding of communities, cultures and communication and consider how valuing the home language has impact on children’s confidence and self-esteem. We will learn…

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Talking to Babies

July 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This session will explore how we can talk with babies to help them become confident communicators and develop respectful relationships that enable babies to make genuine choices. We will consider how mindful care routines might support communication and language, the power of non-verbal communication and learning the ‘conversational dance’. We will explore the benefits of ‘contingent talk’ with younger children and how high quality adult /child-interactions and planning for talk can be part of everyday practice. Early Years Settings with…

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New to the EYFS – Primary and Nursery

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This session will help to support you to embed the Early Years Foundation Stage in your setting whilst ensuring that children and families are at the heart of good practice. We will explore the four themes of EYFS, the Key Person role, Characteristics of Effective Learning, Prime areas and consider how to develop an effective learning environment in the context of a Reception class. We will make reference to the new early learning goals and reformed educational programmes in the…

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