In Nursery and Reception we are committed to providing a high quality and stimulating provision for all of our children. As part of our self-assessment we undertook the Early Years Quality standard. From September 2018- July 2019 we completed the Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. This has included completing Audits, a gateway visit and action plan, an Environment Rating Scale audit visit and completing a “making a difference “ project. For our "making a difference" project we looked at how we could encourage and motivate boys to write inside and outside the classroom.
The area had already been identified by the team but it was also highlighted in the assessment. Initially, the team met to brainstorm ideas and gather thoughts from all team members. A plan was structured this included following the childrens’ interests, gathering pupil voice and asking male members of staff to come and join us in Child Initiated Learning. After the project focus was identified, the team shared various relevant documents and advice to support the work.
The level of boys engagement in writing was tracked at the beginning of the project and monitored throughout the see the impact of the project.