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Nov
24
Whatever your role in education, you will know just how important good leadership is for the staff, children and families within a school or setting community. The impact of good leadership runs throughout an organisation - in the general ethos as well as the detail. Good leadership ensures that schools and settings are places where high quality learning and development, well-being and safety enable children to thrive. Staff also need to have training and support to flourish in their work and, of course, leadership and management of Early Years provision is a core part of Ofsted inspections.
Nov
24

I began my career as a class teacher in an Infant school in the London Borough of Hounslow. Since that time I have taught across the primary and early years age range, moving from London to the Sussex coast and then to Wiltshire. I’ve worked in schools and a variety of early years settings.

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.

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