Download our top tips to help you succeed in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
If you are looking for some tailored support or some handy tooklits... Entrust
Early Years Services offer a consultancy service and have a number of audit tools that will support you on your
journey. Email email@example.com to find out more.
Good luck with your new role in the EYFS!
Download our 'Rediscover Reading' article to find out what Jane George, Literacy Subject Lead at Entrust, thinks about the latest reading results and what it means for schools.
Looking for some support to improve reading in your school? Our reading health check could be just what you're looking for! We will spend one day with your leader of reading to help develop their role as a middle leader and work together to improve reading outcomes and strengthen reading for pleasure.
We will tailor the day to your specific needs based on your feedback and your reading results but will focus on:
- Teaching of reading across the school
- How reading comprehension is taught
- The effectiveness of reading for pleasure
- Guided reading provision
- CPD requirements to address areas for improvement
- Monitoring and evaluation
Working with your leader of reading, we will together, write up a full report on the strengths identified and the areas for development. This is a great package to improve reading outcomes but also a fantastic CPD opportunity for your leader of reading.
Don't forget to save the date for our English conference featuring Anne Fine, The Children’s Laureate 2001-3. The conference will take place on Wednesday 1 March 2017 between 8.30am – 3.30pm at the Entrust Riverway Centre, Riverway, Stafford, ST16 3TH. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Leadership for Performance is one of the many outstanding courses on leadership and management delivered to School Leaders by Andy Buck. Andy is delivering the course in Stafford on Friday 11 November 2016 between 9am - 4pm.
Leadership for Performance has been created for senior leaders, heads and governors from all schools, and will focus on the key elements that underpin schools that have attained outstanding judgments over a sustained period of time, with a particular focus on the leadership necessary to create the conditions for such excellence to thrive.
The day will be an interactive blend of high quality input, discussion and debate. Much of the input is based on his learning from leading the London Challenge 'Good to Great' programme, his participation in Oxford University’s Business School ‘High Performing Leadership’ course and from the highly regarded meta-analysis by Dr Viviane Robinson from the University of Auckland on what it is that leaders do that makes the biggest difference to pupil outcomes.
The day, which is suitable for senior leaders, heads and governors from all schools, will focus on the key elements that underpin schools that have attained outstanding judgments over a sustained period of time, with a particular focus on the leadership necessary to create the conditions for such excellence to thrive.
On With The Show
Teaching is all about being a multi-disciplinary, multi-tasking, charismatic leader – but no man is an island…and every Batman needs a Robin!
Read more in our latest blog about the vital role Teaching Assistants play.
SEN Leaders Audit Tool Evaluation Report
An evaluation report of the SEN Leaders
Audit Tool has been released this week. It’s a fantastic read and there are some great tips for improving SEN
The SEN Leaders Audit Tool
was piloted in schools in London and Birmingham. An evaluation of the
pilot was carried out by Professor Phillip Garner (Northampton University) and
can be found at: http://thesendreview.com/evaluation
evaluation highlighted some headline messages regarding how best schools and
school cluster groups might best enhance their current specialist and whole
school provision for pupils with SEND. Building teacher expertise in SEND is
likely to be more effective if developments are informed and guided by
participants who experience:
and modeling by school leaders and leadership teams and SEND specialists.
of a school culture in which changing classroom practices and extending the
range of existing teaching strategies are recognized as positive and
and continuing emphasis on pupil learning and pupil progression, informed by
efforts to improve learning outcomes for all pupils.
initiatives that respond to the identified professional needs of individual
teachers, TAs and other staff.
of knowledge and skills about SEND for all teachers, TAs and other staff.
to be informed about useful research findings in SEND available.
of professional learning within the day-to-day work of all staff.
working and learning between all staff.
of a school culture of coaching and mentoring in SEND for all staff.
If you would
like to know more about the SEN Leaders Audit Tool, email email@example.com or
download the attached flyer.