Early Years

QA Education editor Victoria Galligan reviews the new Scandi Poio phonics app that's proving a hit with parents…

When I heard about the new app Poio, which is a phonics learning app for children aged 3-8, I knew my three-year-old daughter Amy would love to try it. And with reviews online saying it had helped children learn to read after they'd had difficulty in the past, my curiosity was piqued. What made it better than other phonics apps?

Katie Hiatt is a Publisher at Pearson and has led the development of Power Maths Reception. Here, she explains the CPA method and how it's suited to children in early years.

With a mastery approach becoming increasingly popular in primary schools, many school leaders are starting to consider how to embed mastery in their reception classrooms, without compromising on giving children a rounded experience of early years. Here are some ways you can align a mastery approach with early years best practice:

The government has announced a £300,000 grant to encourage more men to take up careers in Early Years setting.

The news was announced this week by Education Minister Nadhim Zahawi, who highlighted the fact that only 3% of EYFS staff in England are men.

The Education Training Hub (TETH) are delighted to announce the launch of The Early Years Training Hub from the 20th of November 2018, featuring June O'Sullivan, an expert member of its advisory board, as the keynote speaker.

The event will be held from 1pm to 4pm at Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AF.

Here Theresa Johnson, Professional Development Manager at PACEY, highlights the vital role that early years professionals play in preparing children for school…

Every September, thoughts turn to the start of a new school term and shoe shops and school outfitters are packed with parents in a last minute panic. Starting school is a big step for a small person and research that we carried out at PACEY a couple of years ago showed that almost three quarters (71%) of parents were anxious about their child starting school for the first time.

Bloomsbury Education have provided QA Education with a books package worth over £80 to give away to one lucky winner – and there really is something for everyone in there! From early years to dyslexia-friendly stories and teacher well-being, we’re sure this package will be greatly appreciated by teachers and pupils alike.

The package consists of:

100 Ideas for Early Years Practitioners: Observation, Assessment and Planning

by Marianne Sargent (£14.99)

Helen Garnett, author of Developing Empathy in the Early Years, summarises a chapter at the end of the book titled Empathy and Autism. This chapter helps to explain autism and its history, as well as offering sound advice to early years educators when it comes to whole-school empathy...

Autism in the 21st century

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Wednesday 05 October 2016

 

Every SEN (Special Education Needs) build is different, because every SEN school is different. That being said, the same base requirements that need considering for a SEN construction project apply to all. 

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