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Beyond Good - Exemplary Practice in EYFS

"If we get it right in Early Years, we stand to make a huge difference, if we get it wrong we miss an opportunity" Sir Michael Wilshaw

We know that the first five years of life are when the brain is at its most receptive to learning. The importance of providing a wealth of rich, meaningful learning opportunities for children at this stage is well documented.

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Reading at the heart of the curriculum

"To learn to read is to light a fire" Victor Hugo

This course is designed to help English leaders, Reading champions, Early Years and Key stage one teachers and senior leaders to ensure that they provide a range of rich experiences which support children's love of literacy and develop their early reading skills.

Developing A World Class Curriculum

A course designed to challenge your thinking and help you to design a unique, purposeful, exciting, curriculum for your school.

Professional Networking meeting

In association with Ignite TSA

An opportunity to meet with colleagues and discuss the latest developments in EYFS

Transitions in EYFS

Planning the transition process to maximise success

"If we get it right in Early years, we stand to make a huge difference, if we get it wrong we miss an opportunity” – Sir Michael Wilshaw.

Developing Communication and Language in EYFS

Getting oracy right from the start

If “Early Literacy floats on a sea of talk”, how do we ensure that our classrooms provide every opportunity to develop high quality communication and language development.

Effective teaching of English and Maths for EYFS

A course designed specifically for non- specialist leaders

This course is specifically designed for leaders who are not EYFS specialists. Subject leadership is vital in school improvement, yet all too often what happens in EYFS remains a bit of a mystery to non EY specialist subject leaders.

NAHT Early Years Conference 2019

Getting the balance right

Join us this November for our very first back-to-back Early Years and Primary conference. With the Early Years conference starting the two-days off on the 21 November followed by Primary conference on 22 November, each day has been designed for those working in the Early Years and Primary phases and is a two-day event not to be missed.

Ignite Early Years Conference

What now for Early Years?

With Jan Dubiel and Ruth Swailes

Early Years Symposium

A half day symposium with Ruth Swailes and Jan Dubiel

An opportunity to explore and discuss the latest developments in EYFS.

Developing Oracy in the Primary Classroom

An introduction to Oracy teaching

The importance of communication and language, particularly in the primary years has long been recognised. This course will explore the concept of Oracy and give practical guidance and ideas to promote oracy in the primary classroom.

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Evaluating quality of education in EYFS for non specialists

Essential professional development for maths leader who are not confident to assess the quality of education in EYFS.

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Evaluating effective communication, language and literacy teaching in EYFS

Essential professional development for English subject leaders who are not yet confident to assess the quality of education in EYFS.

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Professional Networking Meeting

Ignite EYFS professional Network

A Professional Learning Networking meeting which will keep you up to date with all the latest information and developments in the world of EYFS. 

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Professional Networking Meeting

Ignite EYFS professional Network

A Professional Learning Networking meeting which will keep you up to date with all the latest information and developments in the world of EYFS. 

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Beyond Good

Exceptional Practice in EYFS

A half day course for EY practitioners and leaders.

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Language Acquisition

An Afternoon workshop on Early Language Development

Suitable for Teachers, Leaders and Support staff.

Language Acquisition

A Twilight workshop on early language development

The workshop is suitable for teachers and leaders throughout the Early Years and primary range.

Showcasing Your EYFS in the new Ofsted framework

In association with Ignite TSA

A full day course for leaders and teachers in EYFS. Price includes lunch and refreshments.