Information relating to governor services, headteacher briefings, NQT services, early years and intervention guidance for substance misuse.
Our well-established Education Improvement Service has vast experience of leading and shaping new initiatives at Local Authority level. We are the leading provider of support, training and advice for Derbyshire schools.
Information, policies and supporting materials to support processes of assessing under the national curriculum.
Guidance and information about early years provision for children aged five and under.
The Early Years Team provides information, advice and training to Ofsted registered Derbyshire Early Years and Childcare settings.
Bespoke, scheduled and targeted training opportunities for new and established Early Years and Childcare settings.
Guidance to support newly qualified teachers (NQTs), their headteachers and mentors.
Governor support services we offer to schools and academies.
Information, resources and guidance relating to sharing good practice across all school phases.
Training and support resources for headteachers, teaching staff, non-teaching staff and pupils.
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The early years lead teacher (EYLT) team is made up of skillful early years foundation stage practitioners who have been selected through a quality assurance process by the Ladycross Infant and Nursery School teaching school, Alfreton Nursery School teaching school and the senior adviser for early years.
Advice, support, guidance and expertise for specific areas of the curriculum or aspects of provision.
A drug education consultant is employed within our education improvement service.
From September 2017, funding has been agreed for us to provide The Derbyshire Entitlement, a range of school improvement activities designed to support the leadership needs of maintained schools.
The health and wellbeing consultants offer training, consultancy and advice on Personal Social and Health Education.
Enhanced Temporary Additional Early Years Support (ETAEYS) information.
Safeguarding children in the early years – referrals and training
The Early Years Quality Team can provide specialist and bespoke training tailored to your setting or local network needs.
The termly primary area headteachers and nursery forum meetings remain central to our strategy for effective communication and dialogue between headteachers and our senior officers.
Anyone aged between 14 and 24 years old can do a programme at one of the three levels which, when successfully completed, lead to a bronze, silver or gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
School-based advice and guidance on all areas of school improvement, teaching and learning, and leadership.
Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS) safeguarding and welfare guidance.
We provide a comprehensive outdoor education and personal development service for all maintained nursery, infant, junior and primary, special and secondary schools, academies as well as sports and youth groups, individuals or groups with additional needs.
Key communication within the sector
The Derbyshire Association for Small Schools (DASS) organises network meetings for headteachers of schools with approximately 120 pupils or less.
We provide hundreds of different courses and conferences that are available to all schools.
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