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Is Everything OK with your EYFS?

Exploring the Expectations & Implications for Leaders


How good is the quality of learning in your EYFS? As a school leader how do you know? How confident do you feel in understanding and articulating this?

A clear understanding of effective early years education is fundamental in securing high outcomes for children. Yet for many members of the Senior Leadership Team, the EYFS is a phase of teaching where they have very limited experience. With Ofsted now asking schools to examine closely how the whole learning journey is connected and sequenced appropriately, it is essential that school leaders truly engage with their EYFS teams and feel equipped to evaluate the current provision and practice. School leaders need to be able to draw on a secure understanding of the core principles of pedagogy, knowledge of child development, the statutory requirements - as well as external expectations.

During this seminar we explore key information from Ofsted, about both inspection and their subject-based curriculum research reviews for the early years, and the Statutory Framework for the EYFS, considering the core principles of the EYFS and how these are translated into practice and provision. By reflecting on how young children learn and on key quality indicators, Senior Leaders will be supported to evaluate their EYFS, ensuring that it is connected meaningfully to the whole school curriculum, and identify next steps for strategic development.


  • Deepen understanding of effective, high quality early years practice and provision

  • Confidently and accurately evaluate the quality of learning in EYFS

  • Strengthen knowledge of the statutory expectations and key Ofsted requirements and their EYFS research reviews


Heads and senior leaders


Face to Face Course - £75 per person excl. VAT

Live Webinar - £75 per person excl. VAT

Recording - £75 per person excl. VAT

Please note that our online training courses are priced per person and multiple viewings of a course will be charged.

Dates and Times

Autumn 2023

Face to Face Courses

Leicestershire - John Wycliffe Primary School, LE17 4QJ
Wednesday 4th October
9:30am - 12:00pm

North London - Wilbury Primary School, N18 1DE
Wednesday 11th October
9:30am - 12:00pm

Dorking - Dorking Nursery School, RH4 1BY
Thursday 12th October
9:30am - 12:00pm

Manchester - St. Hugh of Lincoln R.C. Primary, M32 9PD
Friday 13th October
9:30am - 12:00pm

Lincoln - The Priory Witham Academy, LN6 7DT
Wednesday 18th October
9:30am - 12:00pm

Hertfordshire - Christ Church Chorleywood C of E School, WD3 5SG
Thursday 19th October
9:30am - 12:00pm 

Yarm - Yarm Preparatory School, TS15 9ES
Tuesday 7th November
9:30am - 12:00pm

Surrey - Knaphill Lower School, GU21 2SX
Thursday 9th November
9:30am - 12:00pm

East Sussex - Meridian Community Primary School and Nursery, BN10 8BZ
Friday 10th November
9:15am - 11:45am

Newcastle upon Tyne - Newcastle High School for Girls, NE2 1TA
Tuesday 14th November
9:30am - 12:00pm

Crawley - Maidenbower Infant School, RH10 7RA
Wednesday 22nd November
9:30am - 12:00pm

Reading - Churchend Primary Academy, RG30 4HP
Thursday 23rd November
9:30am - 12:00pm

Cumbria - Silloth Primary School, CA7 4DR
Wednesday 29th November
9:30am - 12:00pm

*Please Note - Lunch will not be provided when attending Face to Face Courses, please ensure you bring a packed lunch to the course.


Live Webinar

Friday 6th October
9:30am - 12:00pm


Spring 2024

Face to Face Courses

Norfolk - Lakenham Primary School & Nursery, NR1 2HL
Tuesday 23rd January 
9:30am - 12:00pm

Doncaster - Southfield Primary School, DN3 3BN
Thursday 25th January
9:30am - 12:00pm

Carnforth - Ingleton Primary School, LA6 3DY
Thursday 1st February
9:30am - 12:00pm

Derby - Harrington Nursery School, DE23 8PE
Wednesday 7th February
9:30am - 12:00pm

Coventry - Alderman's Green Primary School, CV2 1PP
Thursday 8th February
9:30am - 12:00pm

Whitby - Fylingdales Primary School, YO22 4TH
Wednesday 21st February
9:30am - 12:00pm

Hull - Endike Academy, HU6 7UR
Wednesday 28th February
9:30am - 12:00pm

Halifax - The Early Excellence Studio, HX5 0EE
Tuesday 12th March
1:00pm - 3:30pm

Devon - Haytor View Community Primary School & Nursery, TQ12 4BD
Tuesday 19th March
9:30am - 12:00pm

*Please Note - Lunch will not be provided when attending Face to Face Courses, please ensure you bring a packed lunch to the course.


Live Webinar

Wednesday 13th March
9:30am - 12:00pm

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