A series of four short bitesize sessions to introduce and support services in completing their Key Question 5 self-evaluation have been produced by the Care Inspectorate. They share some pointers and reminders which will support settings to think about the information and detail required to ensure they get the very best from their service self-evaluation. The sessions have been designed to be viewed in sequence.
Many settings will have in-service days on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th September. This may provide time for HTs and managers to work collegiately with ELC staff. For those who have the option to undertake further professional learning, please refer to the CPL Online Process Document which helps staff to decide on where to start and provides links to relevant training and resources.
Please remember that ELC staff should be familiar with the National Induction Resource . Although this resource was developed for people joining the ELC workforce it is relevant to all ELC staff as it aims to ensure they have the right knowledge and skills to deliver quality learning for children throughout their careers.
Recordings of Realising the Ambition bitesize, Outdoor Learning, Numeracy and Words Up Wednesday sessions can be found on the Highland Digital Schools Hub.
Thank you to all of the staff who attended the Outdoor Learning in Early Years introduction bitesize last Tuesday. If you missed this and would like to watch it in your own time, you can find the recorded presentation and accompanying slides and notes on the Highland Digital Hub recordings page at the link below.
The next bitesize will take place on Wednesday the 9th of Sept from 4pm until 4.30pm. It will focus on some of the practical considerations for taking play and learning outdoors. Some of these include: hand washing, food provision, toileting, clothing, shelter, plus lots more. The session will be led by staff from the Early Years Education Support Officer team and will also feature input from practitioners within ELC and early primary settings. Join with the meet link meet.google.com/rst-xsfk-yqk
Hope to see lots of you there!
The Scottish Government’s ELC Covid-19 Update for September contains lots of key information, helpful updates, useful links and more!
Please read and share it with your colleagues. You can find it HERE.