Early Years Numeracy Academy
The Early Years Numeracy Academy aims to develop practitioner’s knowledge and understanding around the conceptual development of young learners within a Numeracy and Maths context. Through professional enquiry, practitioners will explore the stages of development and how these can be supported within the Early Years setting through enabling environments and responsive planning using Curriculum for Excellence and the East Lothian Frameworks in Number.

Target audience: Early Years Practitioners who are interested in further developing their knowledge and understanding of early numeracy Trainers: Wendy Hardie and Kathryn Jane James Dates: 28 November 2018, 5.00-7.00 30 January 2019, 5.00-7.00 27 February 2019, 5.00-7.00 27 March 2019, 5.00-7.00 Venue to Be Confirmed

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Early Years Athletics
Start Date: Tues.19th Feb. 2019
Start Time/duration: 4.20 – 6.30pm
Venue: Macmerry Primary School

Designed for:
Early Level  Class Teachers, Nursery Practitioners, PE Staff

Benefits of attending
To develop new skills and knowledge of activities which will help to develop the basic fundamental movement skills of children at the early level and build confidence in physical literacy delivery.
To develop confidence in staff to support the delivery of these type of activities in their learning environments
To access resources.

Outline Programme
This will be a fully experiential course.
You will be encouraged to get involved
in a variety of activities covering running,
jumping and throwing.( It is not challenging though! )

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Movement Support Programme Training

 Dates:   22nd & 29th November & 6th December

 Time:    4pm – 6pm

 Venue:  Gullane Primary School

 Who for:

  • All teaching and support staff working with and likely to work with children or young people who require additional support to progress their movement skills
  • Staff on this course would achieve a level of training to allow them to run a Movement Support Programme
  • This course is also recommended for those wishing to refresh prior knowledge & practical skills

Benefits of attending:

  • Have greater understanding of the importance and relevance of motor development
  • Become skilled at recognising children presenting with movement difficulties
  • Create a bank of appropriate remediation exercises
  • Network with other staff

Programme Outline – The potential impact of Movement Support Programmes through:

  • Remediation Exercises
  • Bilateral Integration exercises
  • Sharing Eperiences
  • Issues Arising
  • Planning/Next steps

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Child Protection Awareness and Response Level 1

If you come into contact with children and young people in your day-to-day employment you should attend a face-to face Child Protection Awareness and Response Level 1 course. If you have attended the face-to-face course then you are required to complete the e-learning module every two years to refresh your knowledge.


27th September 2018       0930 – 1230   Musselburgh Outdoor Learning  Service

26th October 2018           1300 – 1600  Saltire Rooms 1 & 2 John Muir House, Haddington

20th November                   1300 – 1600  Pennypit Centre, Prestonpans

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