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.

Choose from:


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.

  • 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. 

  • 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) - 6 March 2020

    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
    - 20 March 2020

    More details coming soon...

  • Outcomes and Data
    - 24 April 2020

    More details coming soon...

  • Two-Year-Olds
    - 20 May 2020

    More details coming soon...

  • Team Leadership
    - 5 June 2020

    More details coming soon...

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



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