“In 2014/2015 we worked with Education Central in Wolverhampton to create a year-long professional development programme for nursery and reception class teachers. Teachers attended a five day course which prepared them to use the Environment Rating Scales for self-evaluation and improvement. They also received individual support from practitioner mentors and attended cluster group meetings.
ECERS assessments carried out at the start and the end of the project showed that teachers had improved their practice in many different areas, including the quality of adult-child interactions and support for children's language and thinking skills.
Hear what Heads and Teachers had to say about the project here.
Read the evaluation report here.
Read the overall study report on the Education Central website here.