Focus includes:

  • Opportunity for self reflection
  • Action planning process
  • Topics
  • Practice coming alive
  • Making connections
  • Monitoring and evaluating

What staff have reported to take forward

  • More outdoor play in all weathers, use the forest area
  • More outdoor opportunities and activities to promote informed risk taking
  • More of an investigative approach
  • Too many things to mention
  • Encourage more outdoor interactions opposed to supervising
  • Mark making in all areas
  • Further loose parts indoors and outdoors
  • Be more challenging at play areas
  • Look at our questioning

Examples of feedback following the session:

Julieanne Fleming, Cookstown Nursery School
“Excellent very informative and relevant to topic”

Martina Roses, St Patrick’s Primary and Nursery School
“A great opportunity to develop professionally”

Julieanne Greer, Moyle nursery unit
“Going together as a group has helped all the staff have a better understanding of WAU and gave us all a new sense of excitement. We are all more enthusiastic about the term ahead.”

Karen Castles, Principal of Ballyclare Nursery School
“A fantastic session!”

Jenny Boyd, Principal of Enniskillen Nursery School
“Very thought provoking”

Claire Byrne, St Patrick’s and St Brigid’s Nursery School Ballyclastle
“So glad I made the effort to come. A well spent Saturday morning”

Thinking About a Workshop Session at Your School?

Joan Henderson’s education mentoring events help to develop and deepen your understanding of best practice and leave you feeling inspired and re-energised to make further developments back at school. Why not send Joan a booking request or enquiry?