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Bluecoat, Early Years Teaching Centre..

Welcome to Bluecoat

Our Early Years Teaching Centre is an integral part of Great Torrington Bluecoat C of E Primary School; an early years specialist centre where we consider that learning for both children and adults should be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Everything we do is ultimately focused on improving outcomes for children.

Our training is underpinned by current thinking about children’s learning and based in research. We support practitioners in developing self evaluation and encourage reflective practice. We always welcome the opportunity to engage in dialogue with colleagues from other settings and we are eager to learn about the practice of others. As a centre we are committed to working with parents and to learn with them. We actively listen to children and families and respond appropriately based on identified need and what works well. We are also engaged in exploring with innovative practice.

Our Early Years Teaching Centre is in its infancy and we are continually developing new training programmes and learning opportunities. All Bluecoat staff will contribute to our training programmes in order that our training remains rooted in real, everyday practice and meets the needs of other practitioners, locally, nationally and internationally. We are committed to providing responsive and accessible training delivered by practising Bluecoat practitioners who recognise the delights and challenges of everyday practice.

See our ‘Future Events’ page for details on forthcoming training and events.