Highfield Nursery School is our partner provider within the Teaching School Alliance.
Here is our latest Early Years newsletter
Early Years Hub
There are only 20 hubs in the country (supported by NCTL via TSAs) and their aim is to:
Peer support and challenge
Developing children`s Speech & Language through parent engagement: This is taking place in North West Ipswich, we are working with PVI (playgroups, early years settings including the Private & Voluntary sector). We currently have £10000 funding to assist with this particular focus area, but we are looking to extend this with funding from the Community Fund (part of the Raising the Bar programme). With this in mind, we would be interested to hear from schools or nursery classes in schools/Early Years settings who are interested in applying for further funding and are committed to developing parent/pupil partnership.
Early Years Self Improvement to establish focus on vulnerable groups
We have recently expressed an interest, been successful to the next stage and are now in the process of applying for Early Year Self Improvement funding. We will initially jointly lead 4 geographically based hubs at outstanding infant schools/nurseries, in high deprivation localities across Suffolk to ensure coverage and proximity to settings with high numbers of funded 2 year olds. Hubs will co-
With this in mind, we are looking for mini hubs in geographical areas who would like to take part:
1 in Lowestoft
1 additional in Ipswich
1 in Haverhill /Brandon/Thetford
1 in Bury St Edmunds/
Support from Specialist Leaders in Education
We would love to extend support to schools via SLEs, we currently have two SLEs who may be able to assist by supporting your setting. Please see the List of SLEs for details.
If you or your colleagues are experts and wish to support schools beyond your own setting, then please contact us further as to How to become an SLE.
Norfolk & Suffolk Maths Hub
Highfield Nursery Sschool is working with Norfolk & Suffolk Maths Hub by running a programme of Parental Engagement Programme supporting vulnerable groups (2-
How can we help with EY challenges?
We are keen to assist with the challenges that face Early Years settings and would like to support you with relevant issues/concerns. If you feel that specific areas would be useful to host as continual professional development events/sessions -
For further information or to become involved with Early Years initiatives, please contact our Early Years Provider -
School Direct -
If you wish to apply for teacher training, specialising in the Early Years area, please apply under UCAS, under places availble for Primary teaching, advertised with St Helens Primary School, Ipswich. The accrediting provider is Suffolk & Norfolk GTP Provider. In your application, please secify that you are looking for Early Years and quote Lil Newton, Headteacher at Highfield Nursery. For further details, please contact Lil Newton.
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