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catma last won the day on October 27 2017

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  1. s a t p i n

    Its for CVC words only! Try the letters and sounds pack for phase 2 set one letters. (Mine's at work) Cx
  2. Secondary teacher in ratios?

    That's the distinction! E.g. I've got a B.Ed(Hons) degree which makes me a level 6 but because I have completed the requirements for Qualified Teacher Status, and have the relevant qualifications I need for that, and I've completed/passed the statutory induction programme I am also QTS. If I hadn't done the induction I could still be a relevant level 6, I wouldn't have QTS but I could still be classed as a relevant level 6.(And I could teach in any other type of school except maintained.)
  3. Secondary teacher in ratios?

    Technically it's possible. To be awarded QTS fully you have to complete a full induction programme within a school/s and this is what gives you the right to teach in any school including maintained schools. So a person could have a PGCE but not have completed the final part of getting QTS which is to be signed off as having completed the NQT induction year.
  4. Secondary teacher in ratios?

    From the DfE website Qualified teacher and early years teacher status Staff count towards the EYFS staff:child ratios at level 3 or 6 if they have been awarded: qualified teacher status (QTS) early years teacher status (EYTS) early years professional status (EYPS) It doesn't define any specific age range of teaching. Cx
  5. Yes, interesting point - I wonder if any combined units were visitied? I did notice that many of the schools were academy or VA schools whichmight skew the demographics of the intake too? Cx
  6. I'm really surprised that there is such a low response on here to this report - is that because it's about reception and therefore seen as not really to do with EYFS? This report will have huge repercussions for what is perceived as good EYFS practice in many ways, which will eventually start to trickle downwards into our more protected parts of the phase. I do agree that there is not enough focus on developing early mathematical skills - if children are born with the abilty to quantify why are we not doing more to develop their conceptual understanding more in EYFS? Is this due to a lack of proper training? Expectations of professionals working with children? This finding I agree with and I think should be addressed right through the phase. However, I could weep after reading the case study of the teacher who is so dim, they think that they have to have 15 photographs of a child putting their coat on to prove it for moderation. This level of institutional stupidity is something that makes me wonder deeply about Ofsted's motives for including it. Lets hear some more voices???
  7. Had the call

    Think about why you made the changes - what were the reasons, the observations you made as leaders to decide this? Your strength of leadership and self evaluation skills may well be really shown through the process you went through. Can your team talk about why too? I'd say relax and focus on being fresh for tomorrow - it will be busy!! Cx
  8. To be honest I'd get in touch with your sensory service or whatever your team who deal with VI is called. They may already have worked with her or know her, but they should be able to provide the appropriate guidance - each VI child will have differing needs so any advice we give here may not be appropriate. Once our team did a traiing for us and we got to wear different glasses which mirrored many types of VI, which made me realise how varied it would be. Cx
  9. Over Achieving Child

    When you have to start teaching the KS1 curriculum? I guess I'd be saying more able instead of overachiever! Is this in any particular area of development? I'd also be looking very closely at the ways the child demonstrates these more developed skills - are they really embedded and used to support their own learning/development in other areas? Is there evidence of the childs own metacognition of their skills? Cx
  10. Secondary teacher in ratios?

    Each individual person will have their own training/experience which may or may not make them want to work with any particular age group - but teachers are not essentially defined by one age range and are able to move across phases. That's what QTS confers I guess. Cx
  11. Secondary teacher in ratios?

    As far as I know, they are a qualified teacher and as such qualified to teach any age range. I am 3 - 7 on my degree but can teach in secondary if I wanted to!! I've worked with secondary who have gone to primary and vice versa. Cx
  12. In fairness LAs really didn't have any information - it all came out to us as it came out to everyone, slowly!! Cx
  13. 2 years funded child

    I think the LA can decide if you are suitable. Generally it would be Good or better settings for obvious reasons - vulnerable children should be in the best settings.
  14. Not sure what you mean - my LA did all briefings etc for anyone delivering EYFS, including schools. All info has been available to anyone via the various webstes etc. Cx
  15. However this may be of use to others when a sibling dies - it's written by someone I know and is a very good and weel researched picture book.