Struggling with my task grid for my EYP; can anyone help?

(51 Posts)
KatyMac Sat 12-Jan-13 18:01:28

Do I need L & P is each box or just a range of L & P

Please?

KatyMac Mon 14-Jan-13 18:50:25

She said "Please check that you sent me the right one and amend it as the assessment cannot proceed unless every standard on the grid is claimed as you know."

I think I'll give up

insancerre Mon 14-Jan-13 18:51:46

can you add a couple of sentences and send it again?

HSMM Mon 14-Jan-13 18:55:41

I'm doing the new one and we were told we didn't have to meet all standards in the tasks, as long as we met them in 2 other places (ie portfolio/witness statements/setting visit).

They should give you a chance to submit a timetable and tweak it shouldn't they?

KatyMac Mon 14-Jan-13 19:04:41

I asked if there was a form for the timetable & asked about the standards - I have no reply yet

KatyMac Mon 14-Jan-13 20:42:34

I've done the timetable & I'm redoing my tasks & task grid

Bugger

insancerre Mon 14-Jan-13 20:51:51

I've written my first task - 3 more to go

KatyMac Mon 14-Jan-13 21:13:26

You are as last minute as me!!

Keep going

I just resubmitted hmm

mellowcat Mon 14-Jan-13 21:18:57

Good luck! It sounds really heavy going. I was in one of the first cohorts to achieve EYPS (3 month validation only pathway) and it was hard enough then. Sounds a whole new ball game now!

KatyMac Mon 14-Jan-13 22:01:46

I think I hate it

Has it been any use?

alibobins Mon 14-Jan-13 22:15:28

I completed mine last year. Give a shout if you need any help and I'll try.

KatyMac Mon 14-Jan-13 22:30:01

Was yours useful Alibobins?

alibobins Tue 15-Jan-13 08:11:30

I did it mainly as a way of getting funding to finish my BA. I am in the process of applying for a teaching placement and it's another qualification to put on my applications.
It was a good way to reflect on my own practice.

HSMM Tue 15-Jan-13 17:43:57

I have hated doing EYP. I probably won't get anything out of it unless I change career. I think my BA means more to parents, because they don't understand EYP.

KatyMac Tue 29-Jan-13 20:21:44

Finished & assessed

insancerre Wed 30-Jan-13 17:40:56

hurray!
me too
now just awaiting results

KatyMac Wed 30-Jan-13 20:47:15

Do we get grades or just pass/fail?

insancerre Fri 01-Feb-13 07:35:55

It's met or not met.
When do you hear?
I hear in March

KatyMac Fri 01-Feb-13 07:43:11

I'm 'met' but it has to be moderated - I should hear by 1st March

LaFataTurchina Fri 01-Feb-13 21:29:53

Well done KatyMac, doing my EYP was the most stressful year ever for me.

Though now I'm not sure why I bothered if they're going to be changing it all in September!

KatyMac Fri 01-Feb-13 21:43:10

We got a letter this week about how it is still relevant - I can't copy it; but I'll see if I can find it on-line

KatyMac Fri 01-Feb-13 21:44:02

Publication of ‘More Great Childcare’ (January 2013)
Information for Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) candidates
The Department for Education has published ‘More Great Childcare’ (January 2013). This report sets out the Government’s plans for improving quality in early education and child care. The publication includes the Government response to Professor Cathy Nutbrown’s report ‘Foundations for Quality’ published in June 2012.
One of the Governments key priorities is to raise the status and quality of the workforce. The plan of action to achieve this includes the introduction of Early Years Teachers from September 2013, building on the strengths of the Early Years Professional Status programme.
What is an Early Years Teacher? Early Years Teachers will be specialists in early childhood development, trained to work with babies and young children from birth to five. They will be graduate leaders responsible for organising and leading high quality practice in early years settings. To ensure that the training and assessment of Early Years Teachers is appropriate for trainees a set of Teachers’ Standards (Early Years) will be developed. These will build on the Early Years Professional Status Standards and operate in parallel with the current Teachers’ Standards. Those who successfully meet the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years) will be awarded Early Years Teacher Status.
Why is the Government introducing Early Years Teachers? The Government wants to move decisively away from the idea that teaching young children is somehow less important or inferior to teaching school age children. As part of this we will build on the achievements of the Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) programme by introducing Early Years Teachers to lead further improvements in quality. There are now over 11,000 Early Years Professionals across the country. Evidence from the Graduate Leader Fund final report in 2011, and the three-year Longitudinal Study of Early Years Professional Status (September 2012) shows that these graduate leaders are having a positive impact on the quality of early education and care for pre-school children.
Does this mean the end of the Early Years Professional programme? In due course yes. The last recruitment to the EYPS programme will be January 2013. All candidates on the programme will be supported to complete their training. The new Early Years Teacher training programme will commence in September 2013. We are working closely with the EYPS training providers to enable a smooth transition and a continuous supply of graduates to support babies and young children.
If EYPS is having such a beneficial effect, why change it?
Professor Nutbrown identified concerns that Early Years Professionals do not have the status or public recognition that teachers have. The Government’s vision is to increase the status of the
profession so that many more graduates consider a career in early years teaching. The change will give one title of ‘teacher ‘across the early years and schools which can be easily recognised by parents and colleagues in other agencies working with children.
Does the Government believe Early Years Teachers will be better than Early Years Professionals? Early Years Professionals have had a positive impact on the quality of early education and care for pre-school children. The introduction of Early Years Teachers will build on the EYPS programme to raise the status of the early years workforce. The change will give one title of ‘teacher’ across the early years and schools.
Why should I continue on the EYPS programme? It is important that we have a smooth transition and a continuous supply of graduate leaders in early years settings. The success and impact of the EYPS programme is clear and we positively encourage recruitment to the existing programme. Those who hold EYPS will continue to be valued as graduate leaders and those who have gained EYPS will be recognised as the equivalent of Early Years Teachers.
The Graduate Leader Fund final report in 2011 found that settings that employed Early Years Professionals made significant improvements in quality of practice compared with those that did not.
The three year Longitudinal Study of Early Years Professional Status (September 2012) also highlighted the positive impact of EYPS across the early years sector in England. The Status is creating graduate practitioners who are confident about taking on a leadership role in their settings.
I am currently studying to be an Early Years Professional, what does this change mean for me?
Those currently on training courses will be able to continue and complete their training and achieve EYPS.
Will routes be available for Early Years Professionals to undertake further training to become an Early Years Teacher with QTS as suggested by Professor Nutbrown? Those with EYPS are graduates already trained specifically to work with babies and children from birth to five years. Existing Early Years Professionals will in future be seen as the equivalent of Early Years Teachers. Early Years Professionals will therefore not need to obtain QTS to increase their status, although routes are already available to QTS if they wish to take them.
Publication of ‘More Great Childcare’ (January 2013)
Information for Early Years Professionals
The Department for Education has published ‘More Great Childcare’ (January 2013). This report sets out the Government’s plans for improving quality in early education and child care. The publication includes the Government response to Professor Cathy Nutbrown’s report ‘Foundations for Quality’ published in June 2012.
One of the Governments key priorities is to raise the status and quality of the workforce. The plan of action to achieve this includes the introduction of Early Years Teachers from September 2013, building on the strengths of the Early Years Professional Status programme.
What is an Early Years Teacher? Early Years Teachers will be specialists in early childhood development, trained to work with babies and young children from birth to five. They will be graduate leaders responsible for organising and leading high quality practice in early years settings. To ensure that the training and assessment of Early Years Teachers is appropriate for trainees a set of Teachers’ Standards (Early Years) will be developed. These will build on the Early Years Professional Status Standards and operate in parallel with the current Teachers’ Standards. Those who successfully meet the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years) will be awarded Early Years Teacher Status.
Why is the Government introducing Early Years Teachers? The Government wants to move decisively away from the idea that teaching young children is somehow less important or inferior to teaching school age children. As part of this we will build on the achievements of the Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) programme by introducing Early Years Teachers to lead further improvements in quality. There are now over 11,000 Early Years Professionals across the country. Evidence from the Graduate Leader Fund final report in 2011, and the three-year Longitudinal Study of Early Years Professional Status (September 2012) shows that these graduate leaders are having a positive impact on the quality of early education and care for pre-school children.
Does this mean the end of the Early Years Professional programme? In due course yes. The last recruitment to the EYPS programme will be January 2013. All candidates on the programme will be supported to complete their training. The new Early Years Teacher training programme will commence in September 2013. We are working closely with the EYPS training providers to enable a smooth transition and a continuous supply of graduates to support babies and young children.
If EYPS is having such a beneficial effect, why change it?
Professor Nutbrown identified concerns that Early Years Professionals do not have the status or public recognition that teachers have. The Government’s vision is to increase the status of the
profession so that many more graduates consider a career in early years teaching. The change will give one title of ‘teacher ‘across the early years and schools which can be easily recognised by parents and colleagues in other agencies working with children.
Does the Government believe Early Years Teachers will be better than Early Years Professionals? Early Years Professionals have had a positive impact on the quality of early education and care for pre-school children. The introduction of Early Years Teachers will build on the EYPS programme to raise the status of the early years workforce. The change will give one title of ‘teacher’ across the early years and schools.
I am an Early Years Professional. What does this change mean for me? Those who hold EYPS will continue to be valued as graduate leaders and will be recognised as the equivalent of Early Years Teachers. Early Years Teachers will be able to work in all private and voluntary sector settings. Free Schools, new mainstream and alternate provision academies, and existing academies can employ teaching staff without the requirement for them to have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). QTS is currently a requirement for teachers working in the maintained sector.
Will routes be available for Early Years Professionals to undertake further training to become an Early Years Teacher with QTS as suggested by Professor Nutbrown? Those with EYPS are graduates already trained specifically to work with babies and children from birth to five years. Existing Early Years Professionals will in future be seen as the equivalent of Early Years Teachers. Early Years Professionals will therefore not need to obtain QTS to increase their status, although routes are already available to QTS if they wish to take them.

KatyMac Fri 01-Feb-13 21:44:25

Gulp - that's a mess sorry

LaFataTurchina Fri 01-Feb-13 21:57:09

Haha! I think we must go to the same uni. I've received the exact same letter.

(I've been having some career angst lately, which is probably why I'm a bit 'meh' about the whole EYP thing)

insancerre Wed 13-Mar-13 17:26:01

I've just heard I'm now an EYP
grin
think I'll have a wine

HSMMaCM Tue 19-Mar-13 21:30:26

Had a call today ... I'm an EYP (or am I an EYT) grin

Congratulations insancerre.

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