Ofsted Best practice 2019

How to reach outstanding in the EYFS

  • Thrive under separate Ofsted grades

  • Impress Ofsted with a play-based approach

  • Reach Outstanding whilst responding to:

    • EYFS demands

    • Ofsted’s rapidly changing agenda

  • Understand the new proposals regarding data

  • Ensure best practice is not undermined by new initiatives

  • Unpick what is meant by the new terminology in the new inspection framework

Anna Ephgrave

Anna Ephgrave

Date: 3rd Jul 2019

Anna has led her Early Years department to Outstanding in four consecutive Ofsted inspections, the latest being in November 2013. She is passionate about the importance of children feeling confident, independent and happy at school.

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Latest Ofsted Common Inspection Framework

Descriptors for Outstanding

Non-statutory guides:

  • Early Years Outcomes

  • Development Matters

Research and evidence to support a play-based approach


A busy practitioner’s guide to impress inspectors

Prepare without compromising Early Years principles

Be ready for professional dialogues

Use quotes from Ofsted’s handbook to justify your approach


Best-practice resource kit for a play-based approach

Outstanding teaching ideas during free-flow play

Language and literacy development systems

Independence and deep-level engagement ideas

Techniques for progression through play


Delegates Receive

  • Strategies to deal with:

    • Lesson observations

    • Demonstrating progress

    • Presenting data

  • Lunch and refreshments

  • Online post-course support

  • Delegate file including CPD certificate

First delegate rate

£269 + VAT

Additional delegate rate

£249 + VAT

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