Conducting the Two Year Progress Check: Assessment, observation and communication

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Conducting the Two Year Progress Check: Assessment, observation and communication
RRP£46.80
Offer Price£39.00
Phase: 
Early years
ISBN: 
9781907567728
Published: 
Apr 2013

Introduction

‘Assessment at all ages is precise, sharply focused and includes all those involved in the child’s learning. It is monitored and used to secure timely interventions and support, based on a comprehensive knowledge of the child and their family.’

Outstanding descriptor, Evaluation schedule for inspections of registered early years provision

Conducting the Two Year Progress Check: Assessment, observation and communication is part of the Getting to Grips with... Series. Packed full of templates, examples and questionnaires, in just 55 pages we can help you ensure your staff and setting are ready to deliver the progress check!

Only available as an eBook

What is an eBook? An eBook is electronic version of a printed book which can be read on a computer or a specifically designed handheld device. This eBook is in PDF format and can be shared with your colleagues.

Benefits

This eBook will enable you to:

  • understand what is assessed in the progress check, who is involved and when it should be done
  • assess staff knowledge of child development
  • support staff to conduct observations and assessment of next steps
  • support key workers to build strong partnerships with parents and carers
  • ensure staff undertake all aspects of the progress check with confidence
  • be consistent across your setting.

About Optimus Education's Getting to Grips with series

The Optimus Education Getting to Grips with series is designed to give time-poor school leaders the inside track on hot topics. We've helped you by:

  • Explaining key education policy changes in straightforward terms.
  • Outlining what the changes mean for you, your staff and your setting.
  • Giving guidance as to what you need to do as a result of the changes.
  • Providing accompanying resources such as templates or proformas for you to adapt and use in your organisation.
  • Keeping it brief – at around 40 pages you can read the guide in an evening and be ready to take action.
  • Using an e-book format – read it any time, any place and easily share with colleagues by posting the guide on your intranet or printing copies for the staff room.

 

Summary of contents

This practical resource will show you and your team how to:

  • assess child development
  • work in partnership with parents and carers
  • identify any potential barriers to learning, and what you should do
  • conduct checks consistently across your setting.

This resource includes:

  • questionnaire for parents/carers
  • checklist showing what to look for when observing children at play
  • template for the progress check
  • examples of completed progress check for case study children.

Chapter breakdown

Section 1

What is the Progress check at Age Two and how does it work?

Benefits

  • Understand the scope of the progress check and why it has been introduced.
  • Appreciate what is being assessed, by whom, when and what your key workers need to know in advance.

Section 2

Building Strong Partnerships with Parents and Carers

Benefits

  • Create a welcoming atmosphere in your setting.
  • Work together with parents in assessing the child’s progress.
  • Enable staff to develop good communication skills.
  • Support staff to share concerns with parents if necessary.

Section 3

Completing the Progress Check

Benefits

  • Develop a robust step-by-step process for conducting the progress check in your setting.

Section 4

Managing the progress check in practice: ensuring quality across your setting

Benefits

  • Ensure that all staff approach the progress check in the same way
  • Identify what staff training is required
  • Use the progress check as part of general progress tracking.

Details

Only available as an eBook

What is an eBook? An eBook is electronic version of a printed book which can be read on a computer or a specifically designed handheld device. This eBook is in PDF format and can be shared with your colleagues.

Delivery

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