Observation and Assessment in Early Years

Course date: 31st Jan 2024
‘WATCH, WAIT, WONDER … making learning visible in Early Years’

This event focuses on capturing significant moments in learning – noticing, analysing and responding. What really matters to young children? During the day, we will explore a range of excellent systems for gathering and recording young children’s development, interests and fascinations.

£210.00 + VAT (20%)

Target Group: FP/ARR Leaders, Non Maintained Settings, Nursery and Reception Teachers, TAs
  • to highlight the importance of using high quality observations to inform future learning including examples of assessment of, and for learning, which are appropriate for 3-5-year-olds
  • to reflect on current observation systems and share a range of excellent material (including learning journals and floor books), which celebrates young children as creative, independent thinkers and learners with a positive disposition to learning
  • to draw attention to the role documentation plays in celebrating children’s learning and the power of pupil voice in meaningful contexts
Please do bring along anything that you have been using to support assessments to share with colleagues. (e.g. observations, planning, individual profiles, learning journals etc.)

course attendee quote What people say about the Observation and Assessment in EY course...

"Really interesting, informative course. I will be taking lots of ideas back to school! Thank you!" "A Brilliant day with excellent, age appropriate examples of practice / ways forward. Thank you so much, going back feeling strong and passionate!" "I thoroughly enjoyed this course. So informative with lots for us to take back and work on." Course Attendees November 2021    

Course Presenter: Jen Summers

INFANT PEDAGOGY, CULTURE, PRACTICE (3-7 YEARS) Jen Summers has vast and varied experience in primary education. She has taught in and managed two large multicultural nurseries and was a Senior Leader. She is an ‘Associate of the London College of Music’, an experienced musician and a great believer in the creative arts to develop children in the standards agenda.   Jen was the Foundation Phase Training and Support Officer for Newport and then part of a vibrant Foundation Phase Team in the EAS Consortium. She worked closely with schools and settings to ensure high quality Foundation Phase provision for all children across the region.  She has delivered extensive training in all aspects of Foundation Phase/Infant pedagogy and practice to diverse audiences including head teachers, senior leaders, teachers, teaching assistants, governors as well as staff in non-maintained settings. Jen works with schools to promote the development of the whole child through rich, engaging and authentic experiences where children increasingly take responsibility for their own learning in order to become confident, competent and resilient learners.   Search for Courses

Course Location: South Wales - Cardiff

ADDRESS: Future Inn, Hemingway Road, Cardiff Bay, CF10 4AU
  START TIME: 8.30am coffee and registration for a 9.00am start
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