Course Duration: 2 h 10m (approx) online training + self-directed learning and activities + final assessment.
Subject leaders in the EYFS play a vital role in delivering the standards that schools must provide as part of their statutory requirements under the EYFS framework and in order to meet Ofsted requirements. They should ensure they have the necessary training and skills in order to assess and improve the quality of their provision, support staff development and drive up standards.
This Essential CPD course will provide you with the core content you need to build your subject leadership skills, strengthening your ability to tackle challenging situations and inspiring your team to deliver successful outcomes.
Delivered by leadership expert, Kym Scott, the course has been split into six bite-sized modules and has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost-effective and most time-efficient manner. It has been produced in high-quality remote video CPD format which is accessible on any device, anytime, anywhere.
Please note: The course consists of learning through video, task completion and further reading/research. Please consider this when planning and allocating your time. To successfully understand and achieve the objectives from the course, learners are expected to engage in all aspects of the learning process and complete all relevant activities to ensure they can successfully apply the knowledge and skills they have gained in their own setting.
Designed in line with the following policies
- Early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework
- Ofsted School inspection handbook
- Ofsted Education inspection framework
- Improving and implementing professional knowledge and skills with regards to early years pedagogy.
- Building the knowledge and skills needed to become an effective and inspiring leader of an early years team.
- Adapting leadership style to different individuals and situations, including managing change and dealing with conflict.
- Evaluating the quality in teaching and learning, establishing priorities for development and delivering and measuring impact.
- Understanding how to lead a diverse team to ensure members feel valued and able to participate in group activities.
Module 1: Characteristics of effective leadership
This module covers the different characteristics of an effective leader and explores how each of these can be applied to EYFS leadership in order to deliver successful pupil outcomes.
Module 2: Developing professional and pedagogical knowledge
In module two, you will explore the key professional and pedagogical knowledge needed in order to lead an early years team effectively.
Module 3: Leading improvement
In this module, you will learn how to lead improvement through self-evaluation, gathering a picture of strengths and gaps, distilling this into clear actions and bringing your team along with you.
Module 4: Leading a diverse team
This module looks at how to lead a diverse team and ensure you are able to bring out the best in all your staff regardless of their skills, level of experience and personality type.
Module 5: Confidence in dealing with difficult situations
In module five we will look at developing confidence in managing difficult situations and explore how communication, assertiveness and negotiation can help support conflict resolution.
Module 6: Advice and guidance
In the final module, we will look at solutions to a range of leadership questions from schools and consider general advice and guidance around potentially challenging areas.