EYFS

EYFS and Primary: Package 1

Description
The Early Years, Primary and Secondary CPD programme offers a wide variety of courses, both as a subscription package and standalone. The courses aim to support leaders and practitioners to develop high quality provision in their own schools. Courses provide participants with opportunities to reflect, share best practice and ensure they are up to date with current pedagogies and statutory requirements.

This package includes one place at each of the following:
  • 3 x EYFS Network Meetings
  • 2 x KS1 Moderation Workshops
  • 2 x KS2 Moderation Workshops
  • 3 x Assessment Lead Network Forums
  • 1 KS1 and KS2 Assessment Briefing
  • Developing approaches to mathematical reasoning to support evidence for the requirements of the KS1 Teacher Assessment Frameworks
  • Understanding and Applying the Reading and Writing Standards from the KS1 Teacher Assessment Frameworks
  • Pre Key Stage Standards Moderation Workshop
Audience

All leaders and practitioners

EYFS and Primary: package 2

Description
This package includes all of package 1 plus one place at each of the following:
  • Developing mathematical reasoning for Years 5 and 6
  • Exploring a range of reading and writing approaches to develop challenge for all pupils in Years 5 and 6
  • Years 3 and 4 workshop to explore best practice in writing
  • Years 3 and 4 workshop to explore best practice in mathematical reasoning
  • Understanding the expectations of writing standards in the KS2 Teacher Assessment Framework
Audience

All leaders and practioners

Early Years Foundation Stage Leaders' Network Meeting

Description
This is a discussion-focused meeting that links to current EYFS developments both nationally and locally. EYFS Leaders are able to network with colleagues and share best practice across Royal Greenwich schools and settings.

Feedback from previous participants:
"Extremely informative, as always."

"I find these meetings valuable to keep up to date on issues and to talk with colleagues working with the same or similar age."
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will experience high quality EYFS provision
Practitioners:
  • Will benefit from being given important updates relating to EYFS statutory guidance
Settings:
  • Will make links with other settings across the Local Authority and will share effective EYFS practice through wider networking
Audience

Early Years Foundation Stage Leaders in maintained & PVI settings/Children’s Centre.


Date
Originally booked for 2nd June 4.15pm-6pm - Postponed due to COVID-19
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Service
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
£30 per session or included in CPD suite offer (non RBG schools £40)
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Date
3rd November 2020 (4:15pm - 6:00pm)
Venue
Online delivery - This session will be delivered virtually
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Service
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
Included as part of the EYFS and Primary CPD packages, otherwise above charges apply
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Date
23rd February 2021 (4:15pm - 6:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
Included as part of the EYFS and Primary CPD packages, otherwise above charges apply
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Date
8th June 2021 (4:15pm - 6:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
Included as part of the EYFS and Primary CPD packages, otherwise above charges apply
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Early Communication and Phonological Readiness (Letters and Sounds Phase 1)

Description
This course will cover:
  • An in-depth look at developing pedagogy and practice of early communication and phonological readiness through a play-based approach
  • Assessment and tracking of children’s development of phonics skills
Feedback from previous participants:
“Very interesting and interactive. A fun course, would highly recommend.”

“Very engaging and immediately applicable. Great to share experiences.”

“After a long absence from work it’s a fantastic refresher.”


Impact Statement
Pupils will:
  • develop their early listening, speaking and phonics skills in a multi-sensory play-based way
  • be confident communicators and develop a readiness for phonics as they move into Reception
Practitioners will:
  • identify pupils at risk of language delay
  • develop their understanding of the importance of engaging parents in their child’s learning
  • use effective intervention strategies and identify priorities for improvement and practice

Settings will:
  • understand the importance of developing a systematic, planned approach to the development of early communication and early phonics skills
  • develop effective and robust assessment systems to identify pupils at risk of language delay
  • develop effective early intervention strategies that support all pupils
Audience

Nursery teachers, NQTs, school based teaching students, practitioners new to nursery classes or PVIs, including EYPs and TAs


Date
19th January 2021 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Service
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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Early Reading and Systematic Synthetic Phonics (Letters and Sounds Phase 2 - 6)

Description
This course provides an in-depth look at the pedagogy and practice of teaching early phonics and reading and shows how to develop this through a systematic teaching programme (Letters and Sounds). It also provides:
  • Assessment and tracking materials of children’s development of phonics skills
  • Ideas and strategies for creating an effective learning environment and resources
  • Ways of linking phonological skills and knowledge to shared/guided reading

Feedback from previous participants:

“Thank you, I feel much more confident and secure in my knowledge of phonics. Great training session.”

“Well delivered with information that was all relevant and useful to bring immediately into practice.”

Impact Statement
Pupils will:
  • develop their listening, speaking and phonic skills in a multi-sensory, play-based way
  • blend and segment to decode and encode words using secure grapheme/phoneme correspondences
  • be able to apply their phonic skills independently in their reading and writing
Practitioners will:
  • accurately identifying pupils at risk of delay and know about effective early intervention strategies to support the development of reading and writing
  • use audit tools to evaluate current language provision and identify priorities for improvement
  • secure parental engagement in their children's learning
Settings will:
  • understand the importance of developing a systematic approach to reading and phonic teaching
  • develop effective and robust assessment systems to identify pupils at risk of delay
  • develop effective early intervention strategies
Audience

Practitioners new to Reception classes or KS1, including TAs, NQTs, school based teaching students, or staff wishing to increase their understanding of teaching and phonics


Date
2nd February 2021 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Service
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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Developing the skills of leading EYFS moderation

Description
This session is aimed at EYFS leads or qualified teachers working in the EYFS, who want to strengthen their skills as moderators.

It will focus on:
  • The skills of the moderator
  • the purposes and principles of moderation practice
  • How to lead and manage an effective moderation dialogue
  • How to establish accuracy of judgements

If you are also interested in being considered as part of future EYFS Moderation Teams you will need to have attended this session as part of the recruitment process.
Impact Statement
Staff will:
  • develop their skills as a moderator
  • understand how to lead an effective moderation that maintains a focus on accuracy of judgement
Settings will:
  • benefit from moderators who understand the key principles of moderation in order to internally quality assure their own data effectively
Audience

Qualified teachers who are working in or leading the EYFS.


Date
11th February 2021 (9:30am - 12:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Service
Cost
£60
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Developing Best Practice in the EYFS

Description
This is a three part course, providing an in-depth look at best practice in the EYFS including:
• Understanding the statutory requirements of the EYFS curriculum
• Creating an environment that really enables learning for children and adults
• Developing manageable assessments, including the EYFS Profile
• Building an effective team

Participants will have the opportunity to explore current research and deepen their understanding of how they can provide the best early years experience for their children.

The final session will provide participants with the opportunity to share their own action research and developments based on their learning across the course.

Feedback from previous participants:
"The course has enabled me to develop my knowledge further...” Class teacher

“As someone new to not only early years but teaching as a whole, I found it helped me to understand the process and goals of the early years...” School based student

“The course has provided a lot of info and increased my knowledge...” Deputy Head
Impact Statement
Pupils will:
  • experience a high quality EYFS provision which will meet their needs
Practitioners will:
  • increase their knowledge of EYFS pedagogy and how they can effectively deliver this in their setting
Settings will:
  • make links with other settings and share effective practice through wider networking
Audience

This course is suitable for support staff, NQTs, QTs who are new to the EYFS, or Senior Leaders and staff who want to develop their understanding of EYFS pedagogy and practice.


Date
4th March 2021 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
16th March 2021 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
30th March 2021 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Service
Cost
£230
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