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Nov
24

I am the regional manager for the Yorkshire and Humberside region. I have been working with the Best Practice Network Early Years team since 2008. My roles include team leadership, group tutoring, personal tutoring and assessment. I really enjoy supporting trainees in a wide variety of settings and roles. I lead on the eportfolio and elearning aspects of the programme.

Nov
24

We have places available now on the new Assessment Only Route to Early Years Teacher Status. The Assessment Only Route is only 3 months in duration and is designed for experienced practitioners. This route can be started any time between the 1st December and the 1st April.

Nov
24

Health and Early Years reviews are now going to be integrated so that parents get a more comprehensive picture of their children and will receive the expertise of both the health inspectors and the early years practitioners combined. Visit gov.uk to find out more.

Nov
20

The Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for Education, spoke at the 2014 Foundation for Excellence in Education Summit on 20 November 2014.  You can read the full text of her speech about the plan for Education at https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/nicky-morgan-speaks-about-our-plan-for-education

Nov
20

The government have announced that they will begin working with the PSHE Association to help teachers to educate pupils regarding mental health. With the aim of moving towards children and young people with health problems feeling less isolated. Visit gov.uk to learn more

Nov
17

As part of anti-bullying week advice outlining how school staff can guard themselves against cyberbullying has been announced by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan. It aims to help staff protect themselves online and to know the steps they should take to protect themselves, plus encourages heads to get tough against bulling. 

Nov
14

Over the coming months, we will introduce to some of our Early Years trainee teachers, with a different regional focus each time. This week Gurjinder Bhopal from London shares her story.

Nov
13

The Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan, has announced the appointment of Anne Longfield as the next Children’s Commissioner for England. Anne Longfield is the chief executive of 4Children, which is a national charity which works to support children, young people and families. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-childrens-commissioner-appointed

Nov
11

An extra £22.5 million is now available to help disadvantaged primary schools so that their pupils do not fall behind their peers in other schools. This extra money will provide additional resources that will help teachers to support the most disadvantaged pupils from the outset. Visit the gov.uk site to find out more.

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