With Ofsted’s inspectors raising the bar for quality of teaching and learning in the early years, and the additional level of scrutiny on leadership and management, every practitioner must ensure they have in place a systematic monitoring and evaluation process to regularly assess the effectiveness of their provision. Managers need to be able to demonstrate that staff know why they do what they do, and that the services they provide makes a demonstrable
difference to the children.
This book shows how to construct a robust monitoring and evaluation framework and provides leaders and managers with an invaluable tool to observe, record and maintain the quality of their provision.
- actions tasks to ensure the provision continues to meet high-quality standards
- the role that performance management needs to play in monitoring and evaluation
- what to look at and for to establish a consistent monitoring schedule
- ways to manage the workload efficiently, and fully utilise the knowledge, skills and talent of each member of the team.
About the author
Pennie Akehurst has worked in early years for 30 years, 17 of which have been spent delivering strategic early years and childcare priorities within 2 local authorities. During this time she has successfully delivered training and intervention programmes which have enabled leaders, managers, and practitioners to continue to meet the challenges and frequent changes in legislation and practice.