Summer term conference - the nursery & reception years in action with anna ephgrave & ruth moore

SUMMER TERM CONFERENCE 2017 - THE NURSERY & RECEPTION YEAR IN ACTION WITH ANNA EPHGRAVE & RUTH MOORE

WEDNESDAY 21ST JUNE 2017-  8.45AM - 3.30PM

Anna Ephgrave, Assistant Headteacher & Author

Anna currently spends half her working week as Assistant Headteacher for the EYFS at Carterhatch Infant School. This school was graded 'Outstanding' in November 2013. Prior to this post she was an Advanced Skills Teacher, leading and developing a very successful Early Years Team within a Primary School for over 20 years.  Her work in the early years has led to Outstanding grades in four OFSTED inspections without any forward planning or focus activities!!  She is passionate about the need for children to feel confident and independent.  Outdoor learning and risk taking play a large part in the experience she offers the children.  She has had two very successful books published by Routledge "The Reception Year In Action" and "The Nursery Year In Action".  In her time away from school, Anna works as a consultant supporting schools to develop their practice.

Ruth Moore, Director - Freedom To Learn Network

At present, Ruth is based as a consultant within two schools ensuring that all her training is 'grassroots' based.  Prior to becoming a freelance she has been an Early Years Manager within the School Improvement service and a Primary, Nursery & Children's Centre Headteacher. Ruth believes that children learn best in environments that provide opportunities to risk-take, experiment, practise, think and discover through first-hand experience - both indoors and out.

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

  • An agreed vision for early years
  • Brain development and levels of involvement as an indicator of brain growth
  • Free-flow play as the best way to engage children
  • Environments and interaction as essential to high-quality provision
  • Planning in the moment as a way to maintain engagement and a way to keep paperwork manageable
  • A consideration of literacy and maths during free-flow play - keep it real!

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Headteachers / Members of Senior Leadership Team / Middle Leaders / Early Years Coordinators / Early Years Practitioners / Early Years Support Staff / Governors

COST PER DELEGATE   

This includes the days training plus lunch and refreshments.

Delegate rate:    £150 (£120 for schools in the NEEDU Package)  PVI's / Childminders - £60

Venue:    Enterprise Centre, Bridge Street, Derby, DE1 3LD

To Book:    Call Laura on 01332 769821 or email lbaddiley@harrington.derby.sch.uk

Spring Term Conference 2017 - Creativity, Children & Language

SPRING TERM CONFERENCE 2017 - CREATIVITY, CHILDREN & LANGUAGE:  LITERACY & THE EARLY YEARS WITH ALICE SHARP

TUESDAY 21st FEBRUARY 2017-  8.45AM - 3.30PM

Alice is an inspiring keynote speaker, seminar and workshop leader, who travels the Globe sharing her vision for our children's future. She loves to provoke thinking and challenge practice to ensure that every child has the opportunity to be involved in the highest quality of playfulness.

A qualified Primary Teacher Alice is passionate about children's wellbeing and learning potential. especially through equal access to the same high quality opportunities for learning.  Alice has long since recognised the need to involve parents fully in understanding the importance of their child's early learning and experiences.

She currently works with many education authorities, early years' centres, universities and governments addressing imminent changes towards learning throughout nursery and primary schools. She is the author of various books and DVDs and continues to write for various publications.

Alice is Managing Director of Experiential Play, a training company who specialises in working with staff, parents and local authorities concerned with the provision of play and stimulation for children aged birth to eight. The company has a team of staff who pride themselves on the passion and innovation of working in this area of expertise.

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

When considering how best to support our children in their literacy development we must consider literacy for the 21st century and therefore the changing forms of language which our children and young people use and are exposed to.

Are we losing the ability to have a conversation?  Texting, video games, televisions and computer screens seem to rule our lives.  Each of these technologies has a place in today's play; however we must ensure that the art of conversation leads this engagement.

In this current era of quick communication it is the responsibility of practitioners to respond positively to changes and incorporate them in the learning opportunities we afford our children.  This course is the ideal training opportunity for those who wish to:

  • Develop oral language
  • Explore the sounds, words and phrases of our world
  • Investigate the building blocks of spoken language and how to put them firmly in place for every child
  • Link phonological awareness and language development
  • Develop listening partnerships
  • Make effective use of each aspect of literacy in order to embrace the learning potential for each
  • Explore the use of contexts, backdrops and environments to fully engage learners in a love of literacy

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Headteachers / Members of Senior Leadership Team / Middle Leaders / Early Years Coordinators / Early Years Practitioners / Early Years Support Staff / Governors

COST PER DELEGATE   

This includes the days training plus lunch and refreshments.

Delegate rate:    £150 (£120 for schools in the NEEDU Package)  PVI's / Childminders - £60

Venue:    Enterprise Centre, Bridge Street, Derby, DE1 3LD

To Book:    Call Laura on 01332 769821 or email lbaddiley@harrington.derby.sch.uk

Moderation With A Physical Development Focus

Course Name:    Moderation with a Physical Development focus

Date:   7th December 2016                    Time:    01.30pm - 3:00pm or 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Venue:    K103, Kirtley Block, University Of Derby

Who The Course Is Aimed At:    All FS Practitioners

Name Of Facilitator/s:    Penny Bunting, Education Consultant

Description:  The session will include a short presentation

Discussion time:  time to look at the statements, agree levels and discuss next steps. Colleagues will need to bring observations and evidence with them to share.

Key Aims:

  1. A brief discussion about the importance of this area of the EYFS
  2. Our provision and its strengths and weaknesses
  3. There will be time to share evidence and moderate together

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE ON THIS COURSE PLEASE CLICK HERE

Is Physical Development The Prime Area?

Course Name:    Is Physical Development The Prime Area?

Date:   30th November 2016                    Time:    01.30pm - 3:00pm or 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Venue:    K103, Kirtley Block, University Of Derby

Who The Course Is Aimed At:    Early Years Practitioners 

Name Of Facilitator/s:    Penny Bunting, Education Consultant & Wendy Colebourne, Headteacher

Description:  This session will look at the importance of physical development and its impact on other areas of development and learning.

Key Aims:

  1. The implications of our provision
  2. Discuss changes we have made to our practice for the development of physical skills and their impact
  3. There will be time to share with colleagues and plan an area for development

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE ON THIS COURSE PLEASE CLICK HERE

Conference Follow Up

Course Name:    Conference Follow Up

Date:   23rd November 2016                    Time:    01.30pm - 3:00pm or 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Venue:    K103, Kirtley Block, University Of Derby

Who The Course Is Aimed At:    All practitioners who attended the conference 9th November 2016

Name Of Facilitator/s:    Penny Bunting, Education Consultant & Barbara Elrick, Assistant Headteacher

Description:  

Key Aims:

  1. The details for this session will be finalised once the conference has taken place. However the focus of the session will be following on from the conference and picking up ideas and topics discussed.
  2. There will be time to discuss highlights from the conference
  3. The impact of our settings and how to implement any changes to our practice
  4. Time to develop an action plan to develop our practice in light of the conference

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE ON THIS COURSE PLEASE CLICK HERE

Early Years Coordinator Network Meeting

Course Name:    Early Years Coordinator Network Meeting

Date:   16th November 2016                    Time:    01.30pm - 3:00pm or 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Venue:    K103, Kirtley Block, University Of Derby

Who The Course Is Aimed At:    Early Years Coordinators, Headteachers, Senior Leaders 

Name Of Facilitator/s:    Penny Bunting, Education Consultant

Description:  National & local updates with an opportunity to network with colleagues.

Key Aims:

  1. To network with other schools with an opportunity for discussion
  2. A discussion time about an EYFS topic
  3. An opportunity to share good practice amongst other schools
  4. Ofsted Feedback

As a response to feedback from a network meeting please come willing to share any ideas or good practice that has worked well in your setting

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE ON THIS COURSE PLEASE CLICK HERE

Autumn Term Conference - Developing Children's Creativity

Autumn Term Conference 2016 - Developing Children's Creativity With Jonathan Lear

Thursday 3rd November 2016  -  8.45am - 3.30pm

Jonathan is a practising teacher and deputy head at an inner-city primary school, Jonathan doesn't so much teach as create an atmosphere in his classroom that is magical, engaging and exciting and that makes the children desperate to get on and learn.

'Guerilla Teaching' is what Jonathan calls his award-winning combinations of great creativity, a sound grasp of pedagogy and a willingness to take more than a few risks in the classroom. And, as you would expect from a 'guerilla teacher' he doesn't let anything the government might say or do get in his way when it comes to doing the right thing for his young learners.

Jonathan is able to provide thought provoking and inspiring training.

Recent feedback from happy clients in recent months:  "Jonathan was brilliant, truly inspirational, made a huge impact. My planning next year will be influenced by what i have seen and heard today".

Conference Overview

Jonathan will explore how the messages we've always been given about successful lessons may actually be preventing our children from reaching their potential. Through taking a different approach to challenge and by embracing desirable difficulties Jonathan will look at how we can ensure that our children take ownership of their learning through getting involved, being active and developing their creative thinking.

To develop this thinking further, Jonathan will also look at how the power of stories can be used to incredible effect in building opportunities for creative thinking. Drawing on Dorothy Heathcote's Mantle of the expert approach, Jonathan will explore practical strategies that can be taken away and used immediately in the classroom.

Who Should Attend?

Headteachers / Members of Senior Leadership Team / Middle Leaders / Early Years Coordinators / Early Years Practitioners / Early Years Support Staff / Governors

Cost per delegate   

This includes the days training plus lunch and refreshments.

Delegate rate:    £150 (£120 for schools in the NEEDU Package)  PVI's / Childminders - £60

Venue:    Enterprise Centre, Bridge Street, Derby, DE1 3LD

To Book:    Call Laura on 01332 769821 or email lbaddiley@harrington.derby.sch.uk

Exceeding ELG's

Course Name:    Exceeding ELG's

Date:   19th October 2016                    Time:    01.30pm - 3:00pm or 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Venue:    K103, Kirtley Block, University Of Derby

Who The Course Is Aimed At:    EY's & Key Stage One Practitioners 

Name Of Facilitator/s:    Penny Bunting, Education Consultant

Key Aims:

  1. Discuss assessment
  2. Look at some exceeding ELG's
  3. Reflect on the implications for our provision
  4. Share evidence from our own experience and moderate judgements together

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE ON THIS COURSE PLEASE CLICK HERE

Safer Handling - Part 2

Course Name:    Safer Handling - Part 2

Date:   5th October 2016                    Time:    4.15pm - 6.15pm

Venue:    K103, Kirtley Block, University Of Derby

Who The Course Is Aimed At:    For those who attended the first session on the 16th March 2016 

Name Of Facilitator/s:    Doug Melia, Safer Handling

Description:  

This essential follow up to the first theoretical session entitled the Legal Briefing on the use of force, equips participants with the necessary physical skills to intervene where it's deemed necessary to prevent harm.

The practical course covers:

  1. Holding strategies
  2. Escorting techniques to allow the safe removal of pupils from classrooms for example
  3. Breakaway and disengagement techniques including strategies for reducing the associated risks of biting and hair pulling

This session places a clear emphasis on avoidance and gives staff an overview of their rights and responsibilities in relation to their duty of care, both to themselves and to the pupils.

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The Leuven Scales (POMs)

Course Name:    The Leuven Scales (POMs)

Date:   4th October 2016                    Time:    9.15am - 3:00pm

Venue:    Harrington Nursery School, Harrington Street, Derby, DE23 8PE

Who The Course Is Aimed At:    EY's & Key Stage One Practitioners 

Name Of Facilitator/s:    Angela Colmar

Description:  The Leuvan Scales developed by professor Ferre Laevers and his team at The Centre for Experiential Education, Leuvan University in Belgium. The Leuvan Scales are an objective way of measuring and supporting children's well-being and levels of involvement.

Well being tells us to what extent the interactions between child and setting lead to the fulfilment of the child's basic needs; involvement tells us how much the child is engaging in activities and how challenging our approach is.  When these two conditions are fulfilled, we know both the social-emotional and cognitive development of the child is secured.

Key Aims:

  1. An understanding of the Leuvan scales and overview of process - orientated monitoring system
  2. An understanding of general interventions / more specific / individual interventions
  3. An understanding of the different uses and applications for the Leuvan scales and monitoring system
  4. A draft action plan of how the scales can be used in your school

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New To The EYFS

Course Name:    New To The EYFS

Date:   28th September / 12th October / 9th November  (MUST ATTEND ALL 3 SESSIONS)                    Time:   4.00pm - 6.00pm

Venue:    K103, Kirtley Block, University Of Derby

Who The Course Is Aimed At:    Practitioners new to EYFS 

Day One:  Keeping children at the heart, Penny Bunting

Day Two:  Sustained shared thinking, Janet Mitchell & Jayne Staves

Day Three:  Being an effective adult, Penny Bunting

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE ON THIS COURSE PLEASE CLICK HERE

Getting It Right From The Start

Course Name:    Getting It Right From The Start

Date:   28th September / 12th October / 9th November (MUST ATTEND ALL 3 SESSION)                   Time:    01.30pm - 3:00pm

Venue:    K103, Kirtley Block, University Of Derby

Who The Course Is Aimed At:    Headteachers, Senior Leadership Team With A Responsibility For Early Years

Day One:  Leadership in the Early Years - Ofsted's Perspective, Mary Hughes (Ofsted Inspector)

Day Two:  Data collection and analysis, Wendy Colebourne

Day Three:  Does systematic mean formal?  Fiona Lingard

 

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE ON THIS COURSE PLEASE CLICK HERE