Sue Richardson, Headteacher, Preston Primary, Stockton on Tees
"As a school we began working with Kym in 2017. Her perfect mix of hard work, an eagle eye and amazing sense of humour was just what we needed. Two teaching and environment audits and two training courses later, and a lot of hard work by staff- the EYs is a different place. Thank you Kym for all of the help and support in transforming the very beginnings of the education journey for our children’".
Dr Neil Hopkin FRSA, Principal, Dover Court International School, Singapore
Kym has opened our minds to a whole new way of leading learning. She really challenged us and moved our practice on, but did it all in a way that left us feeling empowered, informed and enlightened. If you want to improve significantly the quality of teaching and learning in your setting, then you need look no further’
Jared Nolan, Head of Primary, British International School Puxi, Shanghai
"In Kym Scott, we found a consultant that matches our ambitions for the children at our school. Through close work with our leaders and teaching team, she helped us identify priorities, build confidence and knowledge in our practitioners and develop a plan for the future of EYFS that meets the needs and aspirations of our families. It is great to work with a consultant who is so passionate about what they do and so impact driven.
Eleanor Prestage, Headteacher, Alfred Salter Primary School, London
I have really valued Kym’s advice and support in developing our Early Years Foundation Stage. She is so knowledgeable and has gained the respect of the whole team and has empowered them to make significant changes to our environment and practice. With Kym’s input we have improved the quality of our Early Years provision from being judged as Requires Improvement by Ofsted to being praised by HMI within a 6 month period. I would recommend Kym to any Early Years setting as she is fantastic to work with.
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 the following
Time is spent in school, 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
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.
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.