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Outstanding early years: Preparation for inspection

An interactive look at how to achieve an outstanding inspection in early years’ education and a look at current early years practice and outcomes. The course is aimed at school leaders and those with responsibility of the EYFS who want to gain an understanding of current inspection practices, particularly if they are a good school aspiring for outstanding outcomes. It is packed full of ideas to support and present at inspection.

Further course details

The course helps participants gain an understanding of an outstanding inspection framework and an understanding of how close to this measure their individual setting is. Using a range of practical tools and the latest thinking from OFSTED, participants will have a clear pathway for action planning back at the setting. The training is very practical in nature, giving participants the opportunity to discuss their current practice and judgements with others and learn to apply key inspection criteria.

Participants are asked to bring along any materials such as early year’s action plan, current and historic data including RAISE ONLINE, monitoring evidence.

Method of tuition

Group based presentation, PowerPoint, practical tasks and group / individual work.

Session timetable

Session 1 (9:30-10:45)

Vision and context for EYFS
  • Core vision
  • Your leadership style
  • Current National agenda
  • OFSTED and style

Session 2 (11:00-12:15)

Profiling progress
  • Reviewing and self-evaluation
  • Securing an outstanding judgement
  • Measuring progress in different ways

Session 3 (1:00-2:15)

Inspection preparation
  • Four sections of outstanding practice
  • The latest from the inspectors

Session 4 (2:30-3:45)

Tutorial and action planning
  • 'Top trumps’
  • Prioritization matrix
  • Next steps and tutorial

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