By popular demand, we are pleased to announce we will be running more one-day CPD courses throughout the 2019/20 academic year.

All of our CPD days are £50* per person per day or £45 if you book 5 days / 5 places.

The days will consist of taught sessions, group work and the opportunity for pedagogical reflection. All course materials will be provided.

On completion of this course, participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

All of our CPD days recognise different early years and school contexts and all tutors adopt topics in a flexible manner. They are particularly ideal for all those new to teaching in early years, i.e. as part of NQT support, or for those wishing to develop their practice further.

Days begin at 9 AM and will conclude by 4 PM. 

All of the remaining one-day CPD days have been postponed until the next academic year. All colleagues who had already registered will be informed via email as soon as the new dates are available.



Choose from:

  • Early Maths - 7 November 2019

Led by Helen Lyndon, this day will consider the effective teaching of early mathematics and its links to other areas of learning. Progression from the EYFS to the National Curriculum will be considered through the development of calculations.


Early Years Phonics
- 8 November 2019  

Led by Sally Teare, this day will explore the question ‘What constitutes good phonics teaching?’ and address the breadth of phonics terminology and approaches available. Specifically, phonics within the EYFS and Letters and Sounds will be explored and a variety of pedagogical approaches considered.

  • Digital Childhoods - 10 January 2020

    Led by Dr Shannon Ludgate, this day will explore the place of digital technology in young children’s lives and examine the potential of technology within an early years curriculum. Practical suggestions for the implementation of technology within the prime and specific areas of learning will be shared. 


  • Diversity and British Values
    - 31 January 2020

    Led by Helen Moylett, this day will explore the legal framework around British Values and encourage consideration of inclusive, intercultural practice. Pedagogic practice for social cohesion will be addressed as well as the promotion of good community relations.

  • Working with Parents - 7 February 2020

    Led by Lauren Coates, this day will explore the ideals of effective parent partnership. Theoretical materials will support new thinking and the role of cultural capital within the early years community will be considered.

  • Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) - postponed; new date tbc                

    This day will set the scene of the statutory requirements, the SEND code of practice and the role of the SENCo within early years and early primary education. Early identification will be discussed along with the need to develop inclusive pedagogies. The importance of multi-agency working and parent partnership will be central to this session.  

  • Early Intervention
    - postponed; new date tbc

  • Early Intervention focuses on taking action as soon as possible to tackle problems for children and families before they become difficult to reverse. This session will use a case study approach to explore the strategies which are effective in providing timely support and will focus on the importance of parent partnerships to secure effective interventions. 

  • Outcomes and Data
    - postponed; new date tbc

    Led by Sue Bennett, this day will focus on the use of child outcomes for planning and setting improvement. The session will explore the importance of such data in relation to Ofsted priorities and will look at how this data is used when closing the attainment gap. 

  • Two-Year-Olds
    - postponed; new date tbc

    Led by Helen Moylett, this day will focus on the particular characteristics of a two-year-old learner and how to develop a high-quality learning environment and pedagogy to support their particular needs. It will also explore policy and related implications around extending school involvement to children of this age. 

  • Team Leadership
    - postponed; new date tbc

    Led by Prof. Chris Pascal, this day will focus on the various aspects of the leadership role within early years. It will explore the challenges of team leadership, team building, working with support staff and other professionals in a multi-disciplinary team. 




For more information about any of the CPD days, please contact Helen Lyndon : 0121 464 0025.



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