Duration: Full Day

To develop practitioners’ knowledge of principles, terminology and practice related to observation, assessment and Next Steps.

  • To understand the planning cycle and the rationale of observing, documenting and assessing children’s learning relating it to developmental milestones
  • To consider the role of the practitioner in this cycle
  • To review different methods of observation, and ways of recording and documenting learning
  • To understand the notions of assessment of learning and assessment for learning and consider how we assess children’s learning through observations
  • To consider how assessment informs future practice through incorporating next steps
  • To gain confidence in planning next steps for children’s learning
  • To make links between observations, next steps and future planning and share practice with other practitioners