e-Qualitas strives for excellence through its high expectations from recruitment within schools and Early Years settings, and engaging through training in partnership.
Our vision is to educate the Early Years educators of the future.
Evidence shows it is the quality of teaching for children 0-5 that can make the biggest difference to children’s learning in the classroom and to their ultimate success in school. Our intent therefore, is for the Early Years e-Qualitas curriculum to be cohesive, integrated and personalised with placement needs in order to train high quality Early Years teachers, preparing trainees for their role as Early Years teachers, raising standards for young children aged 0-5. We nurture a genuine passion for teaching, modelling a commitment to lifelong learning and professional development, placing evidence-based research in the foreground of our training.
The curriculum is sequenced to provide trainees with access to expert practice and research at the appropriate times in their training. Adopting a layers of learning approach offers valuable opportunities to revisit and consistently deepen understanding of key components within the EYFS curriculum.
Our intent is to produce Early Years teachers who are:
- Confident professionals who reflect habitually on their own practice and learn effectively from the work of their peers.
- Intellectually curious, able to engage with and evaluate the best available evidence research of our profession.
- Innovative and adaptable; confident to make decisions to improve the outcomes of the children they teach.
- Cognisant of the professional responsibilities of a teacher and aware of their part in creating an equality of experience for all
To create these attributes in our trainees, our intent is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that is rigorous and ambitious, providing opportunities to reflect critically and acquire knowledge of:
- Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and assessment requirements
- A positive and enabling environment
- Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
- Substantive knowledge of the Early Years Curriculum, Key Stage 1 and 2
- Knowledge of sustained synthetic phonics and early mathematics
- Knowledge of how children learn
- Specific pedagogies for teaching children aged 0-5
- Leading and modelling practice with colleagues, parents and carers and other professionals
- Statutory frameworks
- Inclusion and Diversity
- Health and Wellbeing
Our EYITT Curriculum on a Page provides further detail on the 11 key components of the curriculum; this can be viewed below or downloaded here. Visit our dedicated employment-based EYTS page to learn more about and apply for this EYTT programe.