The Seminars 2020/2021:


  • The Learning Environment

  • SLT Briefing 1

  • Family engagement

  • Observations and documentation

  • Enquiry-led learning

  • SLT Briefing 2

  • Oracy, ‘Sustained Shared Thinking'

Extracts from the Suite below including new seminars for 2021 and additional sessions.


The Seminars 2020/2021 in detail: both recorded and scheduled


The Learning Environment

Environment’s role as ‘third teacher’, i.e. blending indoors/outdoors, purpose of displays and how to maximise learning potential through careful reflection and design. Will include discussion around the challenges of Covid demands on resourcing.

Session available as recording

SLT Briefing and Update online session 1

Session available as recording

Family engagement

How to ensure that the children’s ‘first teachers’ are fully engaged with the setting and practice. Ways of working will be explored and the link to ‘why’ (intent statements) by building effective working relationships with all families.

Session available as recording

Observations and documentation

Sharing examples of best practice through the how and why we observe learners, and what happens to resulting information/data/pictures. Discussion, re: strengths and limitations of the range of online approaches, and focus on documentation for school, families and children alike.

LIVE session: Thurs 11/02/21, 16:00

Enquiry-led learning

Exploring differences between topics, themes and enquiries. Recapping the theory behind the model and how it fits with EYFS best practice. How to build an enquiry-led approach, sharing examples from a range of settings at different stages in their development.

LIVE session: Tues 23/03/21, 16:00

Oracy, ‘Sustained Shared Thinking’

Looking at the many ways that settings can promote oracy with both learners and families, including helicopter stories, storytelling, role play and maximising schemas. LIVE session: Wed 26/05/21, 16:00

How Much? £405 for full package or £75 per seminar.

  • Unlimited whole-team access for 12 months

  • Every recorded session available for 6 months

  • Bespoke seminar at a time that suits the setting (as part of full package only)

  • Additional mini seminars available from past years.


Email: nicholas@lightinguplearning.com to book or for further information. All prices are exclusive of VAT.