Are you looking to improve the quality of teaching and learning and ensure greater progress in your EYFS?
Do you need a fresh pair of eyes or someone to work with members of your senior leadership team to help evaluate and further develop your provision for EYFS?
Would you like bespoke training created and delivered in-house for your whole EYFS team?
Are you interested in helping staff in Key Stage 1 build upon the principles and approaches from EYFS?
Kym has many years experience and a proven track record of working with early years practitioners and senior leadership teams to help improve the quality of EYFS provision. The schools that she works with consistently receive Ofsted judgements of Good or Outstanding, regardless of their circumstances.
Kym is especially experienced at working with schools in challenging circumstances, in areas of disadvantage, and at helping schools and settings to ensure that all children make progress, including those for whom the Pupil Premium provides support. She is also successful in helping schools and settings to pinpoint the developments they need to make to move their provision from Good to Outstanding.
The plan, do, review package
This 3 day consultancy package is the ideal way to have a real impact on the quality of EYFS provision whilst also upskilling senior leaders such as the EYFS leader or Headteacher. The package is flexible, and developed to meet the school’s needs, but usually consists of:
Day 1: Time spent in school observing practice and provision in the EYFS, in order to ascertain the precise next steps for improvement and how best to support these. This is usually done in partnership with a senior leader such as the Head or EYFS leader, and a plan of action drawn up, as well as on the spot advice given and individual feedback to staff if required.
Day 2: This visit usually takes place within 2 - 6 weeks of the initial visit and will often involve some kind of input for the staff, such as a training session, or working alongside the EYFS leader to support the next stage of development.
Day 3: Usually involves a review of the impact so far and an opportunity to agree next steps and best ways for achieving these. It generally works well if this takes place 10 - 12 weeks on from the initial visit, as this provides a good deadline for staff to work to.
One day consultancy
For those who just wish to receive a one off consultancy day. This can take many forms and can be delivered in a way to suit your school or setting. Most popular are:
* Whole staff team training – to your own staff in-house
* Cluster event – hosted at your school with invited local schools
* EYFS leader CPD – customised one to one sessions to support leadership in this area
* Audits of practice in a particular area, to establish strengths and next steps for improvement
* Support with planning and assessment processes
'Kym has been integral in helping us move our Early Years practice from a position of weakness to a position of strength in a short period of time. She has provided concise and achievable guidance and struck the right balance between support and challenge. She is passionate about Early Years learning and has inspired us to succeed and maintain that success'
Ian Wilson, Headteacher, St Margarets Lee CE Primary School (graded Outstanding by Ofsted)
‘For many years I had the privilege of Kym working in my setting and of being trained by her, all of which contributed to our Outstanding judgement. She is inspirational and enthusiastic in all that she does. Kym is extremely knowledgeable in her field of work and I have attended many of her training courses and know I will always come away energised with expert, additional knowledge.’
Chris Johns, Ex-Manager, Lewisham Opportunity Pre-school, graded Outstanding by Ofsted, London
‘The practical training, support and advice you have given us at St Josephs over the years has been a continuous source of nourishment for our EYFS practice and is guiding us towards an outstanding EYFS provision.’
Patricia Chantry, Headteacher, St Joseph’s Primary School, Lewisham