Every child is a unique child, and every learning occasion is unlike any other. Development Matters describes typical developmental progression across age/stage bands, alongside examples of how adults can support learning -- but these are not prescriptive and are not to be used as checklists. This course will explore how to find and respond to the unique child in the midst of a typical developmental sequence.
Delegates will have the opportunity to:
- Explore how Development Matters can help practitioners to use the EYFS themes working together to support child development and learning – with children actively driving their learning in the context of the relationships and environments provided by skillful adults
- Build understanding of how to use Development Matters as a supportive guide to thinking, without becoming either a prescribed curriculum for children or a formula for adults
- Consider practical tools and strategies for using Development Matters in ongoing formative assessment and planning, as well as summative assessments
Audience: early years leaders and practitioners in schools and settings, local authority advisers, children’s centre staff
Trainer: Nancy Stewart