Trainer profile

Joan Henderson

Areas of expertise:
  • Quality provision at Foundation stage and Key Stage 1
  • Supporting co-ordinators in the development, monitoring and evaluation of their area of responsibility
  • Information, communication technology in supporting learning in the early years
  • Play/Activity based learning indoors and outdoors
  • Planning and assessment
  • Action planning and sustained self-evaluation in action
  • Special educational needs provision
  • Curriculum areas within the early years – PSE, The emotional development of children, Literacy, Numeracy, the Arts, Physical development and WAU
  • Effective features of learning and teaching
  • Leadership and management
  • The role of middle management
  • Self-evaluation leading to sustained self-improvement
  • Active learning indoors and outdoors
  • Children’s emotional development
  • Quality interaction and involvement
  • Developing aspiring leaders

Joan has worked in education for over 30 years and during this time has developed a sound understanding of early years, primary and higher education. She has worked as a teacher, principal and teacher educator. As a teacher educator she was given responsibilities to plan and deliver programmes...

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