The EAS Foundation Phase team is committed to supporting all leaders to become excellent leaders. The provision of termly network meetings provides leaders with up to date information on national and local initiatives with opportunities to share best practice in aspects of leadership such as monitoring, evaluating and planning for improvement in line with the ETLF supporting materials.
These network meetings are essential for all Foundation Phase leaders/co-ordinators as part of a whole school approach to distributed leadership and raising standards within Foundation Phase.
Foundation Phase leaders/ co-ordinators will: • have up to date knowledge of key developments in Foundation Phase and curriculum design at national and local levels – e.g. ELTF • be empowered to develop their skills as strategic lead in school through networking and sharing with more experienced colleagues • have opportunities to share best practice on a range of leadership issues • feel confident in strategies for managing teams, leading meetings and making plans for future improvements • opportunities to develop networks of professional practice focusing on shared areas of interest • be provided with professional reading/research to further develop skills and knowledge within Foundation Phase