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Traded services

Our traded services help provide the best learning environments for our children.

Early Years Foundation Stage

Our aim is to support Settings and Schools registered to deliver the EYFS, by following the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.

The Early Years Support and Advisory Service has a wealth of knowledge and skills service. Providing high quality tailored support, advice and training to assist settings in raising attainment, accelerating progress, narrowing achievement gaps and to share good practice. In addition, we can provide you with relevant and up-to-date information with regard to national and local priorities. We can support settings on their journey to achieve an OfSTED judgement of outstanding, and to challenge good and outstanding settings to continue to develop excellent practice.

Key service features

  • Support to raise the quality of practice
  • Support to secure the improvement and development of your provision
  • Support the development of the quality of learning and teaching
  • Support for all leaders at all levels
  • Providing bespoke support packages according to individual settings’ needs

Key benefits for settings

  • To develop high quality teaching and learning for all pupils
  • Ensure that attainment does not fall below National Floor Standards
  • Improve progress and outcomes for all by raising achievement and closing attainment gaps
  • To engage in, and facilitate action research and lesson studies with good and outstanding settings
  • To fine-tune next steps in learning and deepen understanding
  • Support for Foundation leaders/managers to evaluate performance and impact
  • Support for pre-OFSTED reviews and to provide advice ensuring that inspections are approached effectively and with confidence

Our service in detail

  • Bespoke specialist support for Early Years
  • Facilitating lesson studies
  • Mentoring and coaching of staff and support for teams
  • Health checks in preparation for OfSTED
  • Support and guidance for underachieving and ‘at risk’ pupils/groups of pupils
  • Tailored support for individuals or groups of staff
  • Training and support for teaching assistants/practitioners in Early Years
  • Any other bespoke support in negotiation with the Local Authority
  • Auditing learning environments in Early Years
  • Analysis of data

Our service standards

  • Clear and agreed agendas reflecting the individual settings, and in line with local and national priorities
  • Working in partnership with all settings in order to achieve agreed outcomes
  • Next steps agreed

This is an annual service which will be invoiced 50% at the end of the summer term and 50% at the end of the autumn term. Any additional costs will be invoiced at the end of the financial year.

Standard terms and conditions apply.

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