Learning Jourinies !!
Learning Jourinies !!
by: Tish501 - 14-09-12 09:43
Need your input pls....after course last night...out LEA has said that we need to startm completely new Learning Journies for each and every child in our setting/...all 70 of them...new front page,photo .....etc then again too if the childs keyperson changes....and the new EYfs was to save paperwork..could you let me know what your local LEA's are saying pls...urgent b4 we have to do all the changes....advisory or mandatory ?
RE: Learning Jourinies !! - 14-09-12 09:44
Sorry....rattled after staff came in today with the feedback...should be Journies of course...lol
RE: Learning Jourinies !! - 14-09-12 12:08
can i just point out Early years ADVISORS unless youre a childrens centre you take advice not instruction.
theyre talking rubbish as you finish one start a new one
RE: Learning Jourinies !! - 14-09-12 13:16
We've not started them, in fact we prefer to leave it as and just move over to anything new. It records the change over and Ofsted can see what we use to do and what we do now.
RE: Learning Jourinies !! - 14-09-12 14:14
Well we are getting mixed messages- told by our county council that we have to use all their pages and nothing else- but I was always under the impression that if you are recording the information you are legally required to do and are using it to tailor the environment and learning for all the children, then what paperwork you use is irrelevant.Your comments would be appreciated.
RE: Learning Jourinies !! - 14-09-12 17:13
Not heard what our LEA has advised but we are putting all childrens old learning journey files into their own new folders which will have a divider in it saying 'eyfs up until august 2012' and 'eyfs from september 2012'.
RE: Learning Jourinies !! - 14-09-12 21:58
by: Kathy Brodie
Maybe ask someone at the LEA for clarification i.e. whereabouts in the EYFS does it suggest this or how does all the extra work benefit the children or is this advice relevant in your setting.
I was under the impression that the revisions to the EYFS were aimed to stop duplication of paperwork:
"Assessment should not entail prolonged breaks from interaction with children, nor require excessive paperwork. Paperwork should be limited to that which is absolutely necessary to promote children’s successful learning and development." Page 10 of statutory framework.
RE: Learning Jourinies !! - 15-09-12 20:34
Thank you for your posts...BH...that is exactly what we were planning to do.....until this course last Thursday...now my staff are obviously not wanting to get behind with their learning journies...so we have to decide how to do it-- one way or the other very quickly....
RE: Learning Jourinies !! - 16-09-12 15:15
We are continuing in same folder, but just now ensure observations, Summary and information shows the 7 areas of learning and include characteristics of learning. We have just put in a divider with EYFS Sept. 2012.
Some LEA's will ask you to use their paperwork as it often supports the EYFE/FEET draw down with regards their expectations of your setting.
RE: Learning Jourinies !! - 24-09-12 22:11
by: kaz (the first one!)
Our old LJ's were in an exercise book, the new ones are made into a folder (much neater). However, I have asked all my staff to change any of the old ones into the new folders but I am making sure they have time to do this during session time by going in and covering for them. This is purely MY decision and not my LEA.
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