Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Pete Moorhouse training in Havering

We were delighted to welcome Pete Moorhouse back to Havering to enthuse even more Early Years practitioners with a passion to develop woodwork within their provision.
Pete Moorhouse is passionate about encouraging creative thinking in Early Years Education. He has over 25 years experience working with schools.Pete is the leading authority on Woodwork in Early Years Education and has several journal articles and books published. Pete is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Bristol currently researching Creativity and Critical thinking in Early Years EducationPete is dedicated to providing opportunities for all children to express their creativity and develop their creative and critical thinking skills, and firmly believes in narrowing the gap in attainment and improving outcomes for all children.
Pete will be leading two workshops throughout the day - one in the morning and then repeated again in the afternoon.

Date: Tuesday 8th October
Time: 9.00 -12.00 or 12.30- 3.00
Venue: Broadford Primary School

Please see the link below to find out more about Pete. 


This course is free to all Havering Schools. If you are a school outside of Havering, but if yiou would like to attend, there is a fee of £25 per session.
If you would like to book a place, please contact Joanne Stanley at bookings@teachingschool.havering.sch.ukThere are limited places for each of the courses, so please book early to avoid disappointment.



   
  

Vision to Provision Returns!!


Vision to Provision Returns!!

We are delighted to be able to deliver the Vision to Provision programme again this year, funded through Havering Primary Teaching School Alliance.

We will be changing how we run the programme based on the feedback from headteachers and EYFS leads. Over the past two years, we have been working with EYFS leads on developing a clear vision for their settings. We now feel that it would be a great opportunity to broaden Vision to Provision to include all Early Years practitioners with the focus of embedding the vision.

This year we will still run the 6 part programme, but this will be open to all Teachers, Nursery Nurses and Teaching assistants in Early Years to attend. All courses will be FREE for all schools in Havering. 

In previous years, we have asked that the EYFS leads attend all sessions as each session followed on from the previous session. This year the sessions are more stand alone as we have planned them based on what the EYFS leads have said they would like as a CPD programme for their colleagues, to support in embedding the vision. We have already planned for many of the sessions to be led by Early Years consultants, which means that places will be limited. This would mean however, that you could send a colleague to the session in the morning and then a different colleague to the session in the afternoon, or you could pick which sessions would be most beneficial to your school. As these sessions will be held in different schools, a tour will also be available.


Vision to Provision dates will be:

Tuesday 8th October - Pete Moorhouse - Developing woodwork in the Early Years @ Broadford School - please note change of venue
Tuesday 10th December - Jo Stanley - Cycle of Observing, assessing and planning

Thursday 13th February - The Write stuff for Early years - fantastic foundations @ Mead School

Tuesday 31st March - Jo Stanley - Continuous Provision

Thursday 7th May - Alison Shorter - Outdoor learning incorporating Forest Schools @ Mead School

Tuesday 2nd July - Susan Ogier - Expressive arts and design

All sessions will be either 9.00 - 12.00 or 12.30 - 3.30


Our first Vision to Provision session (Day 1) will be led by Pete Moorhouse

Date: Tuesday 8th October

Time: 9.00 -12.00 or 12.30- 3.00

Venue: Broadford Primary School


Please see the link below to find out more about Pete.

https://irresistible-learning.co.uk/resources/

Please note that to book onto Vision to Provision this year, you will need to book through the Teaching School - bookings@teachingschool.havering.sch.uk​ There are limited places for each of the courses, so please book early to avoid disappointment.





Monday, 1 July 2019

Vision to Provision - Day 6: 2nd July


We look forward to welcoming you all to Day 6, our final session of our Vision to Provision programme. If you haven't already booked onto the course, please do so via Havering Education Services portal. This programme is free to all EYFS leads across Havering.

This is one of our most succesful programmes run in collaboration with Havering Education Services. It is run by staff working in schools alongside Havering's Early Years Advisor.

The EYFS Leadership programme has been designed to facilitate further continuing professional development for Early Years Leaders, focusing specifically on the establishment of a vision for everyday practice, the practical application of leadership strategies and the ensuring of a great start to school for all Havering Reception aged pupils.


Day 6 - EYFS Leadership training half day session:

Tuesday 2nd July @ Mead

9.30am - 12.00pm or 1.00pm - 3.30pm
We will be discussing how you are developing 'Successful Transitions from YR to Y1'.

For this session you are invited to bring a year one colleague. I appreicate that to release two members of staff for the session may too demanding on your school at such a busy time of year, so this optional.
We will focus on sharing your Foundation Stage profile data with year one colleagues to support transition and then looking at our transition policies. If you could bring along your transition policies, that will be great.

We will also be discussing about how we will be developing Vision to Provision and some ideas for the future.



Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Vision to Provision Day 5 - EYFS Leaders and Headteachers Conference



We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming Pete Moorhouse back to lead our Early Years Conference this year.

This will be a great opportunity for Early Years Leaders and Headteachers to receive quality CPD from Pete Moorhouse. Pete provides a rich variety of creative CPD training sessions and delivers inspiring conference keynote presentations. He works with many Local Authorities and schools around the country providing early years training and also works internationally. The trainings are designed to inform staff of latest developments in the field and keep abreast of new issues.


The day will be split into three session. focussing on:

Encouraging Creative and Critival thinking in the Early Years

A focus around Enabling Environments

Woodwork in the Early Years


Below is a link in more detail about Pete:

https://irresistible-learning.co.uk/training/


More about the Conference:

Time: 9am - 3pm (coffee available from 8.30am)

Lunch: Provided for free to all EYFS leads and Headteachers in Havering

Booking: Please use the Havering portal to book your place

Audience: Headteachers & EYFS Leads



For further details, please contact: jstanley@teachingschool.havering.sch.uk




Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Vision to Provision Day 4 - Tuesday 2nd April


Day 4 of our Vision to Provision programme is fast approaching. If you haven't already booked onto the course, please do so via Havering Education Services portal. This programme is free to all EYFS leads across Havering.

This is one of our most succesful programmes run in collaboration with Havering Education Services. It is run by staff working in schools alongside Havering's Early Years Advisor.

The EYFS Leadership programme has been designed to facilitate further continuing professional development for Early Years Leaders, focusing specifically on the establishment of a vision for everyday practice, the practical application of leadership strategies and the ensuring of a great start to school for all Havering Reception aged pupils.

Day 4 - EYFS Leadership training half day session: 
Tuesday 2nd April @ Mead
9.00am - 12.00pm or 1.00pm - 4.00pm

The focus for this session will be the 'Mid Year Check'. We will be:

Looking at your provision
  • Discussing impact on action plans - what next?
  • Articulating your pedagogical approach 
Leadership
  • Building a culture of continuous improvement - Looking at your mid year data drop and going through your analysis- highlighting where children may be exceeding/highlight children you want to discuss
  • Looking at ways of effectively moderating your evidence within your teams

Dates to remember:

Second full day conference for EYFS Leaders and Headteachers: Thursday 9th May - keynote speaker: Pete Moorhouse


EYFS Leadership training half day session: Tuesday 2nd July



Thursday, 28 February 2019

Vision to Provision - Day 3

EYFS Leadership Programme

This month we welcomed over 36 Early Years Leaders to Day 3 of our Leadership programme. The Vision 2 Provision programme is run in collaboration with Havering Education Services.

The EYFS leadership programme has been designed to facilitate further continuing professional development for Early Years Leaders, focusing specifically on the establishment of a vision for everyday practice, the practical application of leadership strategies and the ensuring of a great start to school for all Havering Reception aged pupils.


The programme is designed to provide:

  • Inspiration to help shape and then deliver a clear vision for your setting
  • Opportunities to reflect upon your own leadership within your current setting
  • An enhanced understanding of leadership and management strategies and styles
  • Peer learning
  • Credible, valid and reliable professional development provided by expert EYFS professionals
Throughout day 3, we evaluated developments of our action plans; how we are leading our teams; reminded ourselves of the stautory requirements of Early Years and explored in depth expected outcomes in writing and how these can be achieved.

We look forward to welcoming all EYFS Leads to the next session on the 2nd April 2019

For further details, please see our flyer



  

Friday, 25 January 2019

Broadford Host an Open Morning

We had the pleasure of welcoming a team from the East London Early Years and Schools Partnership, to discuss how we implement a self - led learning approach from EYFS through to Year 2 across our Federation. It was great to share our passion, our forever evolving journey and to share ideas to continue developing an approach that we all firmly believe in.

An open invite into our environment ensured our visitors got to see our vision in action and how our children thrive through a continuous provision approach.

We believe that all children can access learning through self led opportunities which offer variety, curiosity and challenge. Through high quality, purposeful play, children are able to learn practically. Hands-on meaningful experiences will allow them to make sense of the world, encouraging them to explore and investigate in a unique and non-threatening way. Children must be able to play freely and safely while learning to manage risks and make choices about where, how and when they play according to their age, stage and ability.

We believe in providing opportunities to ensure that children enjoy high quality self led learning, particularly outdoor free play in stimulating spaces with access to nature, on a daily basis.  High quality play opportunities and provision of a physical and social environment that supports play increase the likelihood of improved outcomes for children and lessen the impact of factors that lead to poorer outcomes. 


Collaborating with other schools benefits us all. It allows us to engage in meaningful conversations, share expertise and gain new ideas.