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Effective Observation, Assessment and Planning in the Early Years
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Begbroke Science Park, Begbroke Hill, Woodstock Road, Begbroke, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX5 1PF
Course Facilitators
Sally Hughes / Vanessa Sibley
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Target Audience
Other / Pre-school
target audience
Academy / Academy/Independent/Free school / Free School / Independent School / Maintained School / Nursery / Nursery school / Other / Pre-school
Course Types
Training course
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Course themes
Key Stages
Course aim
To support practitioners in developing their understanding of the observation, assessment and planning cycle and to implement this effectively in their day to day practice.

Cost: Out of County: £180; Schools/Settings £120

Please see the attached Canellation policy

The course is aimed at all Early Years practitioners wishing to gain a greater understanding of the observation, assessment and planning cycle. The course is relevant for practitioners from preschools, day nurseries, nursery schools and reception and nursery classes in schools.

Pre-course Information
A sandwich lunch is included in the course fee

By the end of the training participants will be able to:

  • Explain why we need to observe, assess and plan for children’s learning

  • Effectively observe children’s play and learning and identify next steps for learning 

  • Explain the difference between formative and summative assessment and when and why each would be used 

  • Use their assessments to plan purposeful and targeted learning opportunities for children 

  • Explain the difference between the activity they have set up and the teaching they are delivering

Start Date
Wednesday 27 February 2019
End Date
Wednesday 20 March 2019
Closing Date
Sunday 24 February 2019
09:30 - 15:30
Other cost
Schools cost
Settings cost
Childminder cost
Out of County cost
EY offer no longer valid cost
Early Years cross channel charging band cost
Maintained Schools, Academies and Free Schools cost
Independent and Out of County Schools cost
Schools cross channel charging band cost
Maximum Places
Places remaining