Price £40 (EYS Members) £50 (Non-Members)
Delivery Type Face to face
Training Provider Early Years Scotland Professional Learning Academy

Supporting Children Affected by Disadvantage

The Scottish Government has made clear its commitment to closing the poverty-related attainment gap between children and young people from the least and most disadvantaged communities


In light of the current National Improvement Framework aimed at addressing the Scottish attainment gap, this session will explore how you can break the link between disadvantage and low achievement in the early years. 


Objectives:
• To explore research on the link between the early years of life and later success
• To consider the importance of putting families at the heart of local services
• To investigate the importance of the home learning environment
• To develop strategies for providing the best support for children as individuals

 

Training Provider Overview

Early Years Scotland is committed to providing the very best start in life for every child in Scotland. We are the leading national organisation for children pre-birth to 5.

Early Years Scotland Professional Learning Academy offers a range of professional learning opportunities to inspire, encourage and support your practice. As a specialist early years organisation, we bring a wealth of early years experience to our Professional Learning events and look forward to sharing great practice with you as we strive to give children in Scotland the best start.

Career-long professional learning allows you to stay informed in the ever-changing landscape of a sector experiencing rapid growth and development. Commitment to professional learning, reflection and personal development ensures that your knowledge of policy, practice and pedagogy is up-to-date and relevant. This means that your learning pathway will be underpinned by current legislation, the latest research and best practice shared by colleagues from across the sector and will encourage you, your team or your organisation to reflect upon and develop your early years provision.

Our professional learning opportunities are available to all practitioners and leaders across the ELC sector and can be delivered at a time and place to suit you; in your setting, your local authority, or at our bespoke Glasgow City Centre Academy. Please look at our website for details of our current calendar or get in touch to discuss your Professional Learning needs.

Training Provider Contact Details

Provider Name: Early Years Scotland Professional Learning Academy

Telephone: 0141 221 4148

Email: professionallearning@earlyyearsscotland.org

Website: https://earlyyearsscotland.org/professional-learning

Quality Assurance

Early Years Scotland Professional Learning Academy has a robust system of evaluation and quality assurance. Our approach to quality assurance is based on partnership, fairness and transparency.

Centre and Qualification Approval is based on SQA approved policy and procedure where appropriate, ensuring best practice in the development and conduct of assessment for regulated qualifications. All assessed courses follow SQA’s principles of assessment and would be subject to internal and external verification procedures.

Specialists from across the sector are involved in an ongoing programme of development and evaluation in order to ensure our materials are up to date and relevant.

All participants on our courses are invited to feedback on their experiences through direct communications, evaluations, forums and critical friend opportunities and this feedback informs improvement planning within the service.

If any individual is dissatisfied with the service received, we would seek to resolve this quickly and fairly. Any complaints, in the first instance are requested should be directed to the Head of Professional Learning and Quality Assurance on 0141 221 4148.