EYFS Courses

Our EYFS courses support early language acquisition and development and are offered in a range of formats, including INSETs and Moderation sessions. 

07/12/20 Engaging and Informing Parents; Helping Children to Become Confident and Competent Readers
Led by Lindsay Pickton of Primary Education Advisors, this course will include discussion of the three modes of reading, how parents can contextually support reading and how to help children to develop an independent passion for reading.
12/01/21 Creating a Culture of Reading
This four-part course led by Lindsay Pickton and Christine Chen of Primary Education Advisors will cover different ways to create an effective culture of reading in the classroom.
14/01/21 Wandle Early Language Group
The Wandle Early Language Group will meet monthly for 4 months to understand the research about early language learning and its impact upon children’s reading and access to the wider curriculum.
20/01/21 The basics of effective phonics teaching
This course covers basic subject knowledge focusing on terminology, how to ensure you are using the correct pace, the importance of high expectations and tips for running interventions. This course is suitable for staff using any systematic, synthetic phonics programme.
21/01/21 Reflecting Realities: Nurturing Reader Identity
Join Farrah Serroukh in considering the role that children’s literature plays in helping them make sense of the world around them and their place within it.
28/01/21 Early Reading Showcase: All Wandle English Hub boroughs
Led by the Wandle English Hub team, this free showcase is an opportunity to observe phonics and early reading teaching at Chesterton Primary School. The sessions will be filled with practical strategies that you can implement in your own school. You will also have the opportunity to write an action plan to apply for funding and free support for your school from the Wandle English Hub. Schools whose phonic results were below 82% in 2019 can claim £160 per school to offset the costs of attending the virtual showcase. Maximum 2 attendees per school. Headteacher attendance is compulsory. The event is also open to Reading and Senior leaders. Places are limited so book now to secure your ticket!
11/03/21 Developing a robust assessment system for writing in EYFS
This course will cover how to develop effective assessment systems from baseline to end of Reception, including strategies to make the best use of summative and formative assessments.
25/03/21 Leading Early Years
A practical one day course exploring how to develop outstanding Early Years provision.
Vocabulary - Closing the Word Gap
This practical training will show how KS1 and KS2 students can enlarge their vocabulary and get involved in noticing, understanding, and using new words.
EQUIPped for Literacy
Join us for our online EQUIPPED for Literacy - a combination of self-study and guided webinars. Rob Nicholson, former Head of Outstanding Eastwood Nursery School, has adapted his popular face-to-face course for online delivery.
05/03/21 The basics of effective phonics teaching
This course covers basic subject knowledge focusing on terminology, how to ensure you are using the correct pace, the importance of high expectations and tips for running interventions. This course is suitable for staff using any systematic, synthetic phonics programme. This is a re-run of our popular course. If you have attended a session by this name in the past, there is no need to attend as the content will be the same.