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Leaders and Managers in the PVI sector, Head Teachers, EYTs/EYPs, Foundations Stage Co-ordinators, FS Teachers, Y1 Teachers.
We spend a day talking and thinking about how we can develop exemplary high-quality practice for our children and families.
Julien Grenier (2017, p.3/4) describes this very well...
What really matters is that we find ways to develop safe, effective and sustainable early years practice which meets the needs of the children and families we work with….
We need to grow staff teams so that individuals work well together and develop their professionalism….
Most importantly we need to work together, as professionals, to develop the values and principles which will guide our work AND
Use a range of techniques to consistently monitor the quality of the provision, children's progress and well-being… making adjustments where necessary
We look at the following:
Good to Outstanding – HOW? What are your starting points and key drivers in making the ‘leap’….
Observation, Assessment and Accountability: Leading learning The 'quality' of teaching, learning and assessment; Mapping children’s progress – a case study and The Observers Tool Kit….
Quality Teaching – Skilful Teaching: What does this mean? Referencing Ofsted’s interpretation of quality ‘teaching’… what does this mean for practice? Key Statutory Requirements 1.8 and 1.9; Teaching and play in the early years – a balancing act? Ofsted Thematic Review
Where to now? Action plans, next steps, embedding quality and sustainability for the future
Ofsted Whilst the Ofsed EIF is referenced during the day the aim is to reflect on your leadership of pedagogy and practice and how you
can raise the quality for your children and families. It is about your Good to Outstanding.
An opportunity to observe a Year 1 music lesson; explore resources (including those online); ask questions and receive advice about teaching music lessons and how it can be used to enhance learning across the curriculum.
PLEASE BRING WITH YOU A LOG-IN FOR CHARANGA (free for all Hounslow LA Schools) and Sing Up (if your school is a subscriber)
As you will be observing a music lession it is imperative that you arrive on time - late-comers may not be allowed in as it could be too disruptive.
There is a small amount of parking available on site.Essential Information