This morning spent time with my staff reviewing their work and discussing their professional development. It’s good to talk! Two members of staff mentioned the same aspect of our practice and the value of it. So we reviewed the value of focus activities for next steps. Are they necessary all the time or are some best steps achieved and documumentable (does that word exist) in a good observation? We came to the conclusion that this is a historic task of habitual beaurocracy which we could see by the evidence in the children’s folder was not always necessary. Reflecting on how and why we should have focus activities and to maybe think of groups of children to target with focus activities and more meaningful to children’s learning. Good reflections from staff. Love it when they question what we do! It all helps to improve practice.

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