Early Years Leadership & Practice

KS1 Leadership & Practice

Community Engagement


Taught in EYFS for five years and KS1 for two years.

EYFS leader for three years and KS1 Phase leader for one year on SLT at a large three-form entry academy.

Close working relationships with LA to develop and improve EYFS networks and CPD across the city, as well as moderating profile outcomes.


Profile outcomes for % children at GLD in top five schools across the LA in the last two years.

Part of teams in two schools supporting in EYFS practice who received a subsequent Good rating from ofsted following visits.

Led a successful EYFS foundation partnership pilot in conjunction with 4Children and the DfE. Contributed towards published research and case studies to develop city wide practice.


EYFS – Moderation, data analysis & impact, developing effective provision (indoors and outdoors) and staff interactions.

KS1 – Transition from EYFS, developing challenge in provision, Mastery for Mathematics in KS1, outdoor learning.

Engagement – parental engagement, EYFS networks and partnerships, community access schemes.


Over the last 3 years Ben has been deployed to support numerous EYFS and KS1 practitioners, as well as school leaders, in schools across East and North Yorkshire.

2015/16 – Deployed to support EYFS and KS1 Practice in East Yorkshire schools.

2016-2017 – Deployed as part of a team in a two-form entry coastal school in North Yorkshire to support EYFS leader in developing practice.

2017-2018 – Deployed to support the SLT of a two-form entry primary, specifically with the leadership of the EYFS. Supported through ofsted monitoring.

What our supported schools have said

“The impact of your work has been huge. Yes, there’s still work to do, but the Local Authority were able to really rubber stamp the significant impact that your support has had, especially on redefining the leadership roles; improving behaviour and securing higher quality Teaching and Learning” (LA joint review of support work in a North Yorkshire School).

“Thank you all for all of your support helping me to push our curriculum forwards in EYFS” (EYFS Leader, East Riding School).

“Thank you very much for all of your help last week and all of the ideas…I’m pinching them all!” (EYFS Teacher, East Riding School).


EYFS Profile Core Moderator on behalf of City of York for the Standards and Teaching Agency.

School to school trainer for the EBOR Academy Trust.

Working group member for CYC EYFS shared foundation partnership model. Trainer.

For an informal, no obligation conversation, contact Sarah Clarke, Director of Teaching School on 01904 528663 or via email s.clarke@eborhope-tsa.org.

Sarah will be pleased to discuss ways in which we can use our collective expertise to support your school.

School to School Support

Supporting other schools and colleagues is fundamental in sharing great practice and improving teaching, learning and outcomes.

National Leaders of Education

NLEs are outstanding head teachers and principals who use their skills and experience to increase the leadership capacity of others school to help raise standards.

Join our Support Team

If you are interested in joining our team please contact: primary@eborhope-tsa.org or secondary@eborhope-tsa.org