For some practitioners, the concept of play-based learning in Year One is a familiar one, but from Alistair’s experience, that isn’t the case for many. It certainly wasn’t his experience as a Year One/Two mixed-age teacher. He was told in no uncertain terms that the time to play was well and truly over and it was time the children actually did some ‘work’!
Over the past 10 years, Alistair has worked with a number of Local Authorities, academy chains and individual schools to help them to ensure the transition from Early Years into Key Stage One is as effective as possible.
In these three modules he shares his experience of the many transition projects he has been involved in, what has worked, why it worked and the research that he used that supports a play-based approach to attainment in Key Stage One.
The course is made up of three sessions, covering:
You’ll get a certificate for 160 minutes of professional development on completion of all three modules.
You get lifetime access to the course and you can watch as many times as you want.
About Your Course Instructor:
After teaching in a number of schools in Manchester and Trafford, Alistair Bryce-Clegg became Head teacher of three-form entry Infant school and Early Years Unit in Cheshire where he spent 10 happy years.
Towards the end of this time he established a consultancy career specialising in the education of children in the Early Years and left headship in 2009 to set up ABC Does…
Alistair works with practitioners in individual settings or as part of larger projects with various Local Authorities. He also runs conferences and delivers keynotes both nationally and internationally.
He’s written for various magazines and other publications and, working with Bloomsbury, has published over 20 books. He also appeared on the critically acclaimed series on Channel 4 – ‘Old People’s Home for 4 Years Olds and co-founded the website and App for parents – My First Five Years.
He’s passionate about inspiring children to reach their potential and equipping practitioners with the skills and enthusiasm to achieve this.