Shared Foundation Partnerships

 

 

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Shared Foundation Partnership

These are defined as Early Years and Childcare Networks across the City made up of schools, childminders, private nurseries, playgroups and out of school clubs with a focus on ensuring there are sufficient high quality and flexible early years and childcare places to meet demand.

Shared Foundation Partnerships & Members listing - November 2018

Key Themes

They meet at least thee times a year to focus on three key themes:-

  • Improving quality (transition, moderating, supporting vulnerability and social mobility)
  • Increasing availability of places to meet demand including from families with children with SEND.
  • Increasing flexibility of places 6am-8pm.

Ofsted - Positive Statements about Partnerships

see Partnership Statements within Ofsted Reports in Useful Documents

Membership

Partnership Chair - Each Shared Foundation Partnership has an appointed  Chair.    The Chair persuades and influences and ensures that principles and values remain central to  the workings of the partnership.  They should  also support the continued focus on the three  key themes at each main meeting alongside implementation of the SFP Action Plan.

Social Mobility Champion - It is recommended that each Shared Foundation Partnership identifies a champion from within their partnership to give focus to closing the word gap in the early years and promoting the sharing of best practice. The role  involves identifying and supporting disadvantaged groups and could be any member of the partnership with a passion for work in this area.

Partnership SENCo  - To ensure that Special Educational Needs and vulnerability are on the agenda of  partnership meetings to share information and good practice and the most effective use of funding streams such as Disability Access Fund (DAF), Deprivation Supplement,  Early Years Inclusion Funding (EYIF) and Early Years Pupil Premium   (EYPP). They also complete and regularly review the Shared Foundation Partnership  Inclusion Offer template.

Partnership QTS -  To ensure the Early Years Foundation Stage is central to the workings of the partnership and to attend relevant training for the partnerships.                                                   

Shared Foundation Partnerships Information/ Training Sessions

We will  host  information sessions in the main Local Area Team areas across the city twice yearly. We encourage as many members of Shared Foundation Partnerships as possible to attend any of the sessions on offer.

Information Sessions will be held:

Wednesday 16th October 2019, 9.30- 11.30am, The Leyes, York, YO10 3PR

Thursday 17th October 2019, 9.30-11.30am, York Sports Club, Clifton Park, Shipton Road, York, YO30 5RE

These information sessions provide an update and recap on key areas relating to Early Education Funding and quality/OFSTED inspections.

To book a place, please email eycc@york.gov.uk    

Inclusion Offer

Case Studies

Other Useful Documents

York Open Service Directory WIDGET 

Tools to Use with Settings to Improve Quality 

 

Research

 

The partnerships have been the focus of independent research evaluations looking at the stages of partnership development, the good features and proficiency of individual partnerships and 30 hours childcare.

They have also been taken as an example of Early Years System Leadership by the National College for Teaching and Leadership following research by Professor Iram Siraj, University of London.

 For Further information about City of York Shared Foundation Partnerships please contact Barbara.mands@york.gov.uk or Nicola.sawyer@york.gov.uk 

 

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The City of York Council owns the copyright of this document. While the Council places no restriction on the use of copies for non-commercial purposes you must apply for permission if you wish to make copies for the purposes of publication including website publication, broadcasting, or for any commercial purpose. Application forms can be obtained by emailing York Family Information Service.

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