CPD Training

 

Early Years Education Continuing Professional Development 2019/20

For further information regarding Early Years Education CPD please contact:
Denise Corfield, Enterprise, Partnership Training Lead EarlyYearsPartnership@edgehill.ac.uk
Please book your place in advance by emailing EarlyYearsPartnership@edgehill.ac.uk
Please note: all sessions will be held at the Edge Hill University Ormskirk Campus https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/location/

Confirmation of venue/room details will be emailed to participants prior to the session.

Click here to download a copy of the schedule below.

Assessment without scores

Tuesday 8th October 2019
2-4pm
Faculty of Education
Delivered by Alicia Blanco-Bayo

Aims: To look at the use of observations to assess children’s development without using scores.
To identify developmental steps within the Early Learning Goals.
To use observations to discuss how learning occurs and fits under the Early Learning Goals umbrella.
A series of case scenarios will be discussed and “A spider web of learning” will be used to assess development using alternative assessment strategies.

Work- Based Learning Mentor Training

This is a repeat session of a session delivered in 2017/18 programme.

Wednesday 16th October 2019
2-4pm
Faculty of Education
Delivered by Denise Corfield

This session is for those who are supporting students on work-based learning placements.

Aims:
To define the role of mentor on early years work-based learning programmes.
To discuss the benefits and qualities of being a mentor.
To reflect upon the support for students to enable them to develop and fulfil their potential.
Explore and share further opportunities to work in partnership.

Leading Learning in the EYFS

Wednesday 13th November 2019
2-4pm
Streatham House Nursery, Liverpool, L23 8UQ
Delivered by Denise Corfield

Aims:

Define pedagogical leadership.
Explore a framework for leading learning in the EYFS.
Review evidence from research and consider how you encourage staff to reflect and improve their practice.
Discuss what strategies could be employed to secure time for pedagogical leadership tasks.

Understanding the impact of preterm birth on children’s learning and development in the early years

Wednesday 20th November 2019
2-4pm
Faculty of Education
Delivered by Beth Cook

Aims:

Define what is meant by preterm birth.
Identify the rise in preterm children entering the education system.
Explore the potential impact of preterm birth on children’s learning and development.
Discuss the importance of partnering with parents.
Review and reflect upon strategies that can be used with preterm children.
Focus on resources that are available to support Early Years practitioners working with preterm children.

The Communication Matrix

Thursday 21st November 2019
3-5pm
Faculty of Education
Delivered by Dr Karen Boardman

Explore the current policy context and underpinning research for communication, language and literacy (and speech, language and communication [SLC]).
Review child development pedagogy and neuro-scientific evidence.
Explore ‘good levels of development’ for language and literacy to identify children ‘at risk’.

NQT Forum 2- Training for NQT Mentors

Thursday 26th November 2019
5-7pm
Faculty of Education
Facilitated by Heidi Winrow

NQT drop in –
(the content will be planned around NQT training needs- NQT’s will be emailed with a request for any training needs).

Using practitioner led inquiry with Early Years SENCOs to improve provision and practice for young children with emerging needs

Thursday 16th January 2020
2-4pm
Faculty of Education
Delivered by Janice Darkes- Sutcliffe

This session explores the important role of the Early Years SENCO and some of the challenges faced when putting the ‘SEND Code’ into practice when working with young children (2-5 years).
It draws on accounts from SENCO’s who have taken an action learning approach to their professional development, working together to critically reflect on their practice and implement changes in order to more fully meet the needs of the “Unique Child”

Through their stories, the concept of ‘early identification’ will be examined and how by deepening their understanding of what ‘high quality inclusive practice’ means in the Early Years, the experience of children with SEND and their families was improved.

Leadership for Room Leaders

Monday 20th January 2020
2-4pm
Faculty of Education
Delivered by Liana Beattie

To review some of the key theories of leadership and management;
To reflect critically on the role of Room Leaders in an Early Years setting;
To develop new strategies of problem-solving related to the Room Leaders’ role.
You will engage in a critical discussion and participate in practical tasks of identifying a leadership issue from your practice and suggesting solutions to specific scenarios via using De Bono’s ‘Six Thinking Hats’ approach.

Work- Based Learning Mentor Training

Monday 22nd January 2020
2-4pm
Faculty of Education
Delivered by Denise Corfield

This session is for those who are supporting students on work-based learning placements.

Aims:
To define the role of mentor on early years work-based learning programmes.
To discuss the benefits and qualities of being a mentor.
Reflect upon the support for students to enable them to develop and fulfil their potential.
Explore and share further opportunities to work in partnership.

Supporting musical development in the early years

Wednesday 29th January 2020
2-4pm
Faculty of Education
Delivered by Zoe Greenhalgh

Aims:

“A practical session offering ideas and resources to incorporate music and music learning into your provision.”

Using qualitative research in education

Thursday 6th February 2020
2-4pm
Faculty of Education
Delivered by Dr Annabel Yale

Aims:

This session is for those who are thinking of conducting research in early childhood. It considers some of the possible research methods and explores different issues around methods, ethics, giving children a voice and research design.

Leadership for Room Leaders

Friday 13th March 2020
2-4pm
Faculty of Education
Delivered by Liana Beattie

Aims:

To review some of the key theories of leadership and management;
To reflect critically on the role of Room Leaders in an Early Years setting;
To develop new strategies of problem-solving related to the Room Leaders’ role.
You will engage in a critical discussion and participate in practical tasks of identifying a leadership issue from your practice and suggesting solutions to specific scenarios via using De Bono’s ‘Six Thinking Hats’ approach.

The Literacy- Rich Environment

Wednesday 18th March 2020
3-5pm
Faculty of Education
Delivered by Dr Karen Boardman

Aims:

To explore and review the setting environment
Audit the CLL environment – communication-friendly approaches, early reading opportunities
Explore home-learning partnership opportunities.

Developing Skills of Emotional Competence

Thursday 19th March 2020
2-4pm
Faculty of Education
Delivered by Alicia Blanco Bayo

Aims:

To explore the use of Saarni’s skills of emotional competence to identify emotional needs.
To analyse scenarios in order to choose strategies to support the development of skills of emotional competence.
This session provides opportunities to reflect on practice and develop strategies to support children from birth to 4.

Introduction to Working with Early Years Children on the Autism Spectrum

Tuesday 24th March 2020
1-3pm
Faculty of Education
Delivered by Rachel Sackville-Jones

Aims:

There are now many more children in schools and nurseries with an Autism diagnosis or going through assessment processes.
This session aims to cover:
Overview of the characteristics of autism.
The diagnosis and referral process.
Strategies to make your learning environment more autism friendly and support ideas for individual children.

Working with two-year olds- ‘potentials, possibilities and challenges’

Friday 27th March 2020
2-4pm
Faculty of Education
Delivered by Janice Darkes Sutcliffe

“The period between pregnancy and 3 years is increasingly seen as a critical period in shaping children’s life chances, based on evidence of brain formation, communication and language development, and the impact of relationships formed during this period on mental health. It is therefore also a critical opportunity to intervene and break cycles of poor outcomes.”
(Scottish Government, 2008- the Early Years Framework)

Aims:
To deepen understanding of the world of a two-year-old child by examining key theories relating to their development, play and learning and exploring what this means for practice and provision.
Examine how we can help to ‘diminish the difference’ in attainment through our work with children and their families, reflecting on partnership with parents including the significance of the ‘Home Learning Environment’
Explore how each of us can plan learning which will enable a two-year-old to thrive, moving learning forward in ways that are meaningful and developmentally appropriate.

NQT Forum 3- Training for NQT Mentors

Wednesday 1st April 2020
5-7pm
Faculty of Education
Facilitated by Heidi Winrow

Writing reports and EYFS profile – information about how to complete the EYFS profile and how to construct meaningful reports for parents.

Forest School Taster Session EYFS

Tuesday 21st April 2020
2-4pm
Faculty of Education
 Delivered by Jackie Sumner

An introduction to the Forest School approach, philosophy and practice. The session will consist of a brief classroom-based rationale with some discussion, before undertaking a small number of practical activities designed to promote reflection on the outdoors as a rich and engaging learning environment.

The Mathematics Rich Environment (Indoors)

Wednesday 22nd April 2020
3-5pm
Faculty of Education
Delivered by Hefin Williams

This session explores the mathematical concepts children experience during play indoors. They may experience this at a conscious or subconscious level depending on the visibility of the enhancements that have been made by the practitioners. We will unpick these experiences and discuss the extent to which the experiences match with Development Matters or do they provide valuable exposure to higher level concepts that will become familiar to them later in their education.

Work-Based Learning Mentor Training

Wednesday 29th April 2020
4-6pm
Faculty of Education
Delivered by Denise Corfield

This session is for those who are supporting students on work-based learning placements.

Aims:
Define the role of mentor on early years work-based learning programmes.
Discuss the benefits and qualities of being a mentor.
Reflect upon the support for students to enable them to develop and fulfil their potential.
Explore and share further opportunities to work in partnership.

Introduction to Working with Early Years Children on the Autism Spectrum

Thursday 30th April 2020
1-3pm
Faculty of Education
Delivered by Rachel Sackville-Jones

There are now many more children in schools and nurseries with an Autism diagnosis or going through assessment processes.

This session aims to cover:
Overview of the characteristics of autism.
The diagnosis and referral process.
Strategies to make your learning environment more autism friendly and support ideas for individual children.

Leadership for Room Leaders

Thursday 30th April 2020
1-3pm
Streatham House Nursery, Liverpool, L23 8UQ
Delivered by Liana Beattie

To review some of the key theories of leadership and management;
To reflect critically on the role of Room Leaders in an Early Years setting;
To develop new strategies of problem-solving related to the Room Leaders’ role.
You will engage in a critical discussion and participate in practical tasks of identifying a leadership issue from your practice and suggesting solutions to specific scenarios via using De Bono’s ‘Six Thinking Hats’ approach.

Leading change- processes, skills and challenges

Tuesday 5th May 2020
4-6pm
Faculty of Education
Delivered by Denise Corfield

Aims:
To explore and expand understanding of the complexities of change.
Unpick some of the processes involved with implementing and sustaining change in early years settings.
Discuss some of the barriers/challenges of leading change.
Focus on the leadership skills and competencies needed for successful change.

Understanding the impact of preterm birth on children’s learning and development in the early years

Wednesday 3rd June 2020
2-4pm
Faculty of Education
Delivered by Beth Cook

Aims:
Define what is meant by preterm birth.
Identify the rise in preterm children entering the education system.
Explore the potential impact of preterm birth on children’s learning and development.
Discuss the importance of partnering with parents.
Review and reflect upon strategies that can be used with preterm children.
Focus on resources that are available to support Early Years practitioners working with preterm children.

Supporting musical development in the early years

Monday 8th June 2020
4-6pm
Faculty of Education
Delivered by Zoe Greenhalgh

Aims:“A practical session offering ideas and resources to incorporate music and music learning into your provision.”

The mathematics rich environment (Outdoors)

Wednesday 17th June 2020
3-5pm
Faculty of Education
Delivered by Hefin Williams

This session will look at how the outdoor environment can support mathematical learning in both EYFS and Key Stage 1. We will explore mathematical language and the extent to which this is currently enhanced by your outdoor provision. For this session we would like you to bring some photographs of your outdoor environment. Further details will be given nearer the time.