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Finding and challenging more able learners in the early years
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Finding and challenging more able learners in the early years

Guidance to review and improve provision for exceeding learners in the early years

 

Date: 21 November 2019

Location: London

New for 2019, this one-day workshop is for those leading on early years provision. Delegates will be supported to review and develop methods for identifying exceeding learners in the early years, planning provision across the early years setting, and creating learning environments that promote challenge.

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Members' early-bird(Available until 30 September 2019)

Attendee Price
£225.00
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Attendee Price
£250.00
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£360.00
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Led by experienced EYFS practitioner, consultant and school leader Emma Tibbitts, this one-day course provides a comprehensive review of approaches to identifying and meeting the needs of high-ability learners in the early years. Suitable for all those leading on early years provision and/or provision for highly able learners.

This workshop is aimed at:

  • Early years leaders
  • More able coordinators/leads
  • Other senior and middle leaders

09.00am

  • Coffee and registration

09.30am

  • Outcomes for the day

Session 1.1

  • Principals, context, research and challenges
  • Definitions: who are our "exceeding" learners?
  • Identification: how do we identify them?

Session 1.2

  • Barriers and our youngest children

Session 1.3

  • The learning culture: why do environments matter?
  • The power of an environment; indoor, outdoor and emotional
  • Working with families: parental engagement

11.00am

  • Break

11.20am

Session 2.1

  • Challenging our exceeding learners: what constitutes challenge?
  • Creating an environment that promotes challenge: planning focus / planning into practice

Session 2.2

  • Reviewing current practice in your EY setting: NACE Early Years Environment Checklist
  • Case study: Alfreton Nursery School

12.45pm

  • Lunch

1.30pm

Session 3

  • Capturing quality evidence for the exceeding child’s profile
  • Practical ideas for promoting challenge within EY provision
  • NACE Early Years Toolkit (visual)
  • Final thoughts and key messages

3.00pm

  • Close
  • Review your current early years provision for exceeding learners
  • Understand key principals, definitions, research and challenges
  • Approaches to identifying exceeding learners in the early years
  • Develop a learning environment that promotes challenge
  • Planning and practice for high-quality challenge
  • Effective approaches to engaging parents and carers
  • Practical tools to support review, action-planning and ongoing development
  • Opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences with peers
  • Workshop leaders

    Emma Tibbetts
    , NACE Associate

    Specialist EYFS consultant, with experience in school leadership, improvement and CPD.

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