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    • 12 Jun 2019
    • 26 Jun 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
    • 9
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    EYFS In Action

    Course Aim: To understand and employ the skills to observe, plan and evaluate the EYFS in action. 

    Course Information: During the session we will discuss the EYFS in depth - the standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.  Our trainer, Laura Gallop is an EYFS specialist and local school Reception teacher who oversees nursery provision within the school will answer any questions that you might have. 

    We will consider the following areas:

    • Planning to ensure progress for every child
    • Observation methods explored and how to identify appropriate next steps
    • Implementing challenge
    • Cohort tracking

    Suitable ForAny Early Years Foundation Practitioners and Managers      

    Date: Wednesday 12th and Wednesday 26th June 

    Time:  6.00pm - 8.30pm 

    Venue: Chequers Bridge Centre, Painswick Road, Gloucester. GL4 6PR

    Cost: £45 for members / £55 for non members

    • 03 Jul 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Hillview Evangelical Church, 26 Colwell Avenue, Hucclecote, Gloucester, GL3 3LX
    • 4
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    Ofsted's New Education Inspection Framework: Everything you need to know! 

    Delivered by Pennie Akehurst, Early Years Fundamentals Ltd.

    (THIS IS ONE OF TWO TRAINING SESSIONS WE ARE RUNNING ON WEDNESDAY 3RD JULY.  1:30PM - 4:30PM AND 6:00PM - 9:00PM)

    Course Aim: To confidently set you on the right path to be inspected under the new framework.

    Course Information: During this 3 hour session, we will:

    • Explain the key differences between the two frameworks (new and old).
    • Examine what has changed, what has stayed the same and identify the things that have become less important.
    • Consider the implications for practice.
    • Unpick what the changes mean for systems, practice and for staff teams.
    • Provide an understanding of issues that currently appear with frequency within Requires Improvement and inadequate inspection reports.

    The new inspection framework builds on what already exists, therefore, we need to ensure that what we do is already effective. Using our inspection trends data, we will be able to highlight questions that can be used to interrogate your current systems and practice.

    Delivered by: Pennie Akehurst, Managing Director of Early Years Fundamentals Ltd.

    Pennie has worked in early years and childcare for 30 years, the last 17 of which have been spent delivering strategic early years and childcare priorities within 2 local authorities. 

    Pennie has a proven track record of delivering support, training, challenge and intervention programmes which have enabled leaders, managers, teachers, and practitioners to continue to meet challenges in and changes to legislation and practice.

    Pennie is a regular columnist in Nursery World writing about inspection trends and her first book 'Monitoring and Evaluation in the Early Years' is being published in July, closely followed by her second book ‘'The Education Inspection Framework: 101 questions to help you prepare’  which is being published in August.

    Suitable for: Any Early Years Foundation Practitioners and Managers; Committee Members.

    Date: Wednesday 3rd July

    Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm (Doors open at 1:10pm for refreshments)

    Venue: Hillview Evangelical Church, 26 Colwell Avenue, Hucclecote, Gloucester, GL3 3LX 

    Cost: PLEASE NOTE PATA'S NORMAL REFUND POLICY DOES NOT APPLY FOR THIS BOOKING.  WE ARE UNABLE TO GIVE REFUNDS OR CREDITS ONCE A BOOKING IS MADE.  WE CAN, HOWEVER, CHANGE THE NAME OF DELEGATES ATTENDING UP UNTIL MIDDAY THURSDAY 27TH JUNE

    FULL PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE INVOICE DATE BY BACS, CASH (AT THE PATA OFFICES) OR CHEQUE.  

    Members:  £30

    Non Members £45

    • 03 Jul 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Hillview Evangelical Church, 26 Colwell Avenue, Hucclecote, Gloucester, GL3 3LX
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    *Fully Booked* Ofsted's New Education Inspection Framework: Everything you need to know! 

    Delivered by Pennie Akehurst, Early Years Fundamentals Ltd.

    Spaces are still available on the afternoon session.   If you are unable to attend the afternoon please join the waiting list and we will contact you with alternatives. 

    (THIS IS ONE OF TWO TRAINING SESSIONS WE ARE RUNNING ON WEDNESDAY 3RD JULY.  1:30PM - 4:30PM AND 6:00PM - 9:00PM)

    Course Aim: To confidently set you on the right path to be inspected under the new framework.

    Course Information: During this 3 hour session, we will:

    • Explain the key differences between the two frameworks (new and old).
    • Examine what has changed, what has stayed the same and identify the things that have become less important.
    • Consider the implications for practice.
    • Unpick what the changes mean for systems, practice and for staff teams.
    • Provide an understanding of issues that currently appear with frequency within Requires Improvement and inadequate inspection reports.

    The new inspection framework builds on what already exists, therefore, we need to ensure that what we do is already effective. Using our inspection trends data, we will be able to highlight questions that can be used to interrogate your current systems and practice.

    Delivered by: Pennie Akehurst, Managing Director of Early Years Fundamentals Ltd.

    Pennie has worked in early years and childcare for 30 years, the last 17 of which have been spent delivering strategic early years and childcare priorities within 2 local authorities. 

    Pennie has a proven track record of delivering support, training, challenge and intervention programmes which have enabled leaders, managers, teachers, and practitioners to continue to meet challenges in and changes to legislation and practice.

    Pennie is a regular columnist in Nursery World writing about inspection trends and her first book 'Monitoring and Evaluation in the Early Years' is being published in July, closely followed by her second book ‘'The Education Inspection Framework: 101 questions to help you prepare’  which is being published in August.

    Suitable for: Any Early Years Foundation Practitioners and Managers; Committee Members.

    Date: Wednesday 3rd July

    Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm (Doors open at 5:40pm for refreshments)

    Venue: Hillview Evangelical Church, 26 Colwell Avenue, Hucclecote, Gloucester, GL3 3LX 

    Cost: PLEASE NOTE PATA'S NORMAL REFUND POLICY DOES NOT APPLY FOR THIS BOOKING.  WE ARE UNABLE TO GIVE REFUNDS OR CREDITS ONCE A BOOKING IS MADE.  WE CAN, HOWEVER, CHANGE THE NAME OF DELEGATES ATTENDING UP UNTIL MIDDAY THURSDAY 27TH JUNE

    FULL PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE INVOICE DATE BY BACS, CASH (AT THE PATA OFFICES) OR CHEQUE.  

    Members:  £30

    Non Members £45

    • 23 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • The Church Centre, Larkhay Road, Hucclecote, Gloucester. GL3 3NS
    • 15
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    Helicopter Stories with Trisha Lee

    We are excited to be running our second ‘Helicopter Stories’ training with Trisha Lee. The Helicopter approach, pioneered by Vivian Gussin Paley and championed in the UK by Trisha Lee, harnesses the power of storytelling. Places are limited.

    In its simplest form, Helicopter Stories lets children dictate their stories which are written down verbatim, exactly as they are told, by an EYFS or Key Stage 1 practitioner. The children then gather around a taped out stage and the stories are acted out.

    Alongside the simplicity of this approach is an ethos that is child-centred, creating a culture of curiosity and wonder at the dexterity of children’s imaginings during both the telling and the acting out of their stories.

    This holistic approach uses the power of storytelling to develop key curriculum areas such as creativity, communication and language, personal, social and emotional skills in the Early Years and Key Stage 1 classroom, giving children's stories a voice in a safe space.

    The course will cover:-

    · A creative and holistic approach to learning

    · Inclusive whole-class approach to learning that values ever child’s contribution

    · Engaging creativity, boost self-confidence and improve speaking and listening skills

    · Promote collaborative learning in a supportive, safe environment

    · Allow children to explore the power of words, forming a bridge into the world of writing

     

    The course is highly interactive and includes a demonstration with a group of preschool aged children as part of the day. Every delegate who attends should leave the course able to try the approach with their children the next day if they so wish.

     

    Date: Wednesday 23rd October

    Time: 9:30am - 3:00pm (please arrive from 9:00am onwards for a 9:30am prompt start) 

    Venue: The Church Centre, Larkhay Road, Hucclecote, Gloucester, GL3 3NS 

    Cost: PLEASE NOTE PATA'S NORMAL REFUND POLICY DOES NOT APPLY FOR THIS BOOKING.  WE ARE UNABLE TO GIVE REFUNDS OR CREDITS ONCE A BOOKING IS MADE.  WE CAN, HOWEVER, CHANGE THE NAME OF DELEGATES ATTENDING UP UNTIL MIDDAY THURSDAY 17TH OCTOBER

    FULL PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE INVOICE DATE BY BACS, CASH (AT THE PATA OFFICES) OR CHEQUE.  

    Members:  £85 

    Non Members £105 

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