Course Cost:

Non Members: £195.00 (excluding VAT)

Members: £135 (excluding VAT)

Course Length: 1 Day

Venue address:
PBM Inspection Services, Heath House Training and Conference Centre, Cheadle Road, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 7BY

Course Date
 

01 January 2020

Course Time
 

09:30 to 15:30

 

ENDS 29.02.2016 save book now
04.03.2016 Location: Staffordshire

Evaluating Achievement and Tracking Progress in the Early Years Foundation Stage from September 2015

was £195+VAT per person

Book 1 place only £175+VAT per person

Book 2 places only £150+VAT per person

Book 3 places only £135+VAT per person

This course is designed to help participants to develop an understanding of the principles of evaluating achievement and tracking progress in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Participants are helped to understand the principles of evaluating outcomes in the Nursery and Reception years; make judgements about attainment, progress, and achievement; improve the accuracy and efficiency of teacher assessment; and collate and analyse data to identify strengths and weaknesses and aspects for improvement. Participants learn to apply the methodology of progress tracking and by the end of the course will know how to use the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile. They will look at how measure and evaluate individual and group progress. The course explores issues linked to assessment, attainment, and progress in the Nursery.

Participants are helped to:

  • understand the principles of evaluating outcomes in the Nursery and Reception years;
  • make judgements about attainment, progress, and achievement;
  • improve the accuracy and efficiency of teacher assessment;
  • collate and analyse data to identify strengths and weaknesses and aspects for improvement;
  • apply the methodology of progress tracking;
  • know how to use the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile;
  • explore issues linked to assessment, attainment, and progress in the Nursery;
  • measure and evaluate individual and group progress.

Course Overview and In-School Training Information

This course is designed to help participants to develop an understanding of the principles of evaluating achievement and tracking progress in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Participants are helped to understand the principles of evaluating outcomes in the Nursery and Reception years; make judgements about attainment, progress, and achievement; improve the accuracy and efficiency of teacher assessment; and collate and analyse data to identify strengths and weaknesses and aspects for improvement. Participants learn to apply the methodology of progress tracking and by the end of the course will know how to use the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile. They will look at how to measure and evaluate individual and group progress. The course explores issues linked to assessment, attainment, and progress in the Nursery.

In-School Training

This course is available as in-school training. If you would like to find out more about in-school training please go to the in-school training section   CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT IN SCHOOL TRAINING
  or call us on 01889 567 014

Aimed at

Practitioners in the Foundation Stage.

Detailed course outline and session time table

Session 1

What does outstanding achievement look like?
  • What are inspectors looking for?
  • Typical progress
  • Relevant terminology
  • Evaluation
  • Formative and summative assessment
  • Criterion referencing and a best-fit assessment
  • Assessment terminology
  • Secure learning
Ages and starting points
  • The Early Learning Goals
  • National expectations

Session 2

The Early Years Foundation Stage Profile
  • The changes in 2015
  • Key points from the relevant documentation

Session 3

Using descriptors to assess individual progress
  • Comparing criteria
  • Parallel criteria, packaged criteria
  • The concept of best-fit
Looking for learning
  • Starting points
  • The role of observation and work sampling
Evaluating attainment
  • Using development bands

Session 4

Tracking progress
  • Basic progress tracking methodology
  • Mapping progress
  • Making judgements
  • Tracking progress in the Nursery
  • Tracking progress termly
As part of our quality assurance policy, and to ensure courses are always up to date we reserve the right to update alter and improve courses without prior notice in order to encompass any emerging changes in legislation, framework, or government guidance.

Tutor information and course feedback

Tutor:

Bruce McAlpine has managed the Company for 18 years. He writes and develops training materials and tutors many of the courses. He is an experienced lead inspector and was an additional inspector. Before becoming an inspector, he taught in infant, primary and middle schools and was a headteacher for seventeen years. His specialist areas include English, mathematics, art, the Foundation Stage, educational management, special educational needs, and English as an additional language. He has an excellent track record as a consultant and trainer. We reserve the right to replace the advertised tutor with another appropriately experienced tutor.
“Excellent course- very detailed information re managing progress in EYFS...Thank you”.
“Really enjoyed the course, very informative. Lots to take away and implement”.
“A great day- really worthwhile- balanced discussion/ tasks and the trainers expertise”.
“Lots of figures and facts delivered well. Head filled with lots of information”.
“Very professional. Many thanks”.
“This course has given me lots of ideas to develop within school”.
“A very useful day- thank you!”.
“Very thought provoking and identifies good ways of communicating data.”
“Good. Interesting. Informative”
“V thorough and detailed- a dummy’s guide!”
fabulous training and facilities and course materials as always
very good tutor excellent knowledge
Very informative regarding percentages/thresholds etc. Lots of very useful assessment data info
Practically analysing data
knowledge of the trainer. Application of skills taught during practical tasks.
Good element of practical data crunching plus reflection time.
Step by step approach

Membership special offers

14 June 2016:

Members Advance Booking Discount

Members: 1 place £150+VAT Members: 2 places £140+VAT per person Members: 3 places £130+VAT per person Members: 4 places £120+VAT per person

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