I really want to thank you so much for the early years training that you have led for the Education Futures Trust in Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea during the last eighteen months. With your help our reception and nursery staff have gained further inspiration, knowledge and skills that have impacted much on improving opportunities for our young children.
As a primary headteacher, I have also appreciated having the opportunity to join my colleagues on some of your courses and review my understanding of best practice to enable quality teaching and learning in EYFS.
During lesson observations and learning walks I hear ‘quality conversations’, see ‘young engineers at work’, ‘small world’ opportunities and role play that entice children to write and initiate their own learning. These remind me of the ideas you shared and the subsequent conversations and actions that took place at Christ Church School following your training.
When we first met, our EYFS was judged as ‘Requiring Improvement’. In March 2015 it was judged as ‘Outstanding’. Thank you for the part you played in enabling us to achieve this.’
Anne Hanney, Headteacher, Christchurch CE Primary School, St Leonards-On-Sea, Hastings
'Kym is amazingly knowledgeable about early years. Really interesting course, will definitely encourage others to attend future ones'
Anita Smith, St Andrews Primary, Kettering
'Wonderful. It has made me rethink so many areas. A time for change - really exciting!'
Tammie Casey, St Lukes School, Northampton
'I can't wait to implement lots of things when I get back to school. This is by far the most useful course I have ever been on'
Kate Deere, Hackleton Primary, Northampton
'Such enthusiasm for excellence in teaching and learning! Inspiring ideas, challenging perspectives, great coverage, Excellent!'
Helen Ray, St Nicholas Primary, Rutland
'As a new headteacher with no experience of EYFS, today has given me solid guidance to help me support the staff at school and drive improvement forward. Thank you!'
Sharon Haddy, Syresham St James CE, Brackley
‘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, Lewisham, London
‘The training left me with so much food for thought and really made me reflect on and develop my practice. Also the practical ideas which I could use in the class the next day had an immediate impact on the outcomes for children. Thank you for the inspiration and pushing my thinking outside the box.’
Louise Coyle, Deputy Headteacher, St Josephs RC Primary School, Deptford