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Dec
01

Leadership Curriculum (LC) has been working towards being completely paperless by January 2015. At a time when more and more importance is being placed on the need to reduce our carbon footprint thus minimising our use of paper and avoid incurring huge cost through printing and couriers. LC currently spends around £15,000 per intake across all three courses (NPQH, NPQSL and NPQML): which for two intakes is a massive £30,000 a year. Taking steps to become paperless will only bring about a positive change

Dec
01

Our support staff INSET training workshop is ideal for TAs and HLTAs who play a vital role in supporting teaching and learning in schools, where high quality intervention can have a great impact upon the achievements and well-being of pupils. Our half day or whole day INSET engages support staff to reflect on and learn about themes that include:

Nov
24

Janine Ryan, one of our tutors and partners with the Doncaster ITT Partnership, talks to us about University Centre Doncaster’s distance learning BA (hons) Early Childhood Studies top up.

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

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