A Culture of Learning

High quality Foundation Phase practice that extends from Nursery to Year 2 is underpinned by key dynamics and principles that bring learning alive.
  • Booking Code: ACL
  • Course Providers: Glenda Dudley , Wendy Thomas
  • Course Dates: Please contact us for dates.
  • Course Time: 9:30am - 15:30pm
  • Duration: 2 Days
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A Culture of Learning

2 day course

High quality practice that extends from Nursery to Year 2 is underpinned by key dynamics and principles that bring learning alive.  So, what are these essential ingredients? These are found at the heart of Curriculum for Wales and during this two-day course we will be unpicking them in detail.

Using a laboratory-style approach of mixing theory with observations of ‘in situ’ practice, together we take a closer look at the practicalities and challenges of extending high quality pedagogy into Progression Step 2 (Years 1, 2 and 3) and Progression Step 3 (Years 4, 5 and 6). A deeper understanding empowers colleagues to make changes to their practice and provision and increases confidence when trying new ways of working back in their own school.

Course participants will:

Day 1

  • Visit Foundation Phase classrooms to see practice in action.
  • Explore what contributes to a high-quality environment and dynamic learning.
  • Observe the ‘language of learning’ and the ‘role of the adult’ in scaffolding thinking and the impact this has on learning.
  • Create a short-term action plan to ‘push their own boundaries’ and implement in their classroom on return to school.

Day 2

  • Explore exciting ways to document, share and extend learning.
  • Consider the place of Rich Tasks and the essential link with conceptual understanding.
  • Share their own progress to date.
  • Plan longer-term next steps to embed practice within their own classroom.
  • Consider ways to empower colleagues to take risks too!

Target Audience: Years 1- 6 Teachers and School Leaders

*Please not that depending upon the current COVID-19 status, ‘classroom practice’ may not be in situ. Technology and video conferencing will be used as appropriate. Thank you for your understanding.

Course providers
Glenda Dudley
Glenda Dudley has worked in education for more than twenty years, both in the UK and in international contexts in Europe and the Middle East. During her career, Glenda has held posts as a teacher, a Headteacher and was the inaugural Head of Centre of Wales’ largest children’s centre; the Ely and Caerau Children’s Centre.
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Wendy Thomas
Wendy has extensive experience as a teacher, school leader, advisor and inspector. She has worked both in the UK and overseas and prides herself on offering workable, practical solutions to schools facing challenges.
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