Quality of Teaching' is one of the four key judgments of Ofsted's inspection under the new Common Inspection Framework.
The aim of this book is to unpick what 'quality of teaching, learning and assessment' means for early years settings, while enabling the practitioners to develop a solid understanding of best practice. It is designed to guide practitioners in meeting the expectations of Ofsted and explains how high quality teaching is embedded in high quality provision, and how it is the practitioner's skilled interactions with children which helps to move their learning forward.
The book will support early years professionals on how best to: -
- Reflect on what ‘teaching’ in the early years means in practice
- Effectively support children’s play and learning, responding spontaneously and considering extension of learning
- Provide the right environment to meet children’s individual needs and consider effective interaction
- Build the right conditions for learning so that children feel safe, cared for and valued.
It also includes useful cohort tracking and observation sheets to help practitioners to assess and monitor children's progress.
About the author - Jenny Barber is an independent early years trainer and consultant. She delivers training in early years settings and schools across the UK. Through her consultancy, she works with settings to raise standards and develop quality.