8th Jan 2024

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and the Role of the Board

Overview of Learning

This session will support the governors’ and trustees’ knowledge and understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage in Nursery and Primary settings.  By the end of this session, you will:

  • Have an understanding about your role as governor or trustee to support EYFS
  • Have reviewed the statutory EYFS requirements
  • Consider the reforms implemented from September 2021 and the reasons behind the changes-
  • Be made aware of the key DfE and Ofsted messages surrounding EYFS
  • Have an understanding of what Ofsted will insect within the EYFS


All governors, trustees, and local governors of schools and academies within a Nursery or Primary setting.


Mrs Laura Wright, Start Well: Early Years Childcare Adviser


This course will be a recorded video session. This will be released to you on the dates advertised and available to view via the secure Bolton Governance Gateway website. Notification will be made via email.  You can view the recording at your leisure after this date.

Pricing and Cancelation

Fees for this session are payable via the school budget and not by individual members of the governing board. If your governing board has signed up to the Governance Training Service Level Agreement, sessions are free of charge. Governors of governing boards who have not signed up to the Governance Training Service Level Agreement may attend for a fee of £90 per session.

If you are unable to attend a course, we ask that you please notify the Governance Services Team on 01204 332116 at the earliest opportunity and at least five working days prior to the course date to enable the place to be offered to others.

Cancellation fees will apply for non-attendance or if a place is cancelled by the delegate within five working days of the course date. Schools who have signed up to the Governance Training Service Level Agreement will be charged £25 for each cancellation within five days of the course. If your school has not signed up to the SLA the full course fee will be charged. Fees may be waived in exceptional circumstances. Please contact Marie Foley, Governance Training Officer on 01204 332116 or via email at

Price per session: Governance Training SLA/ £90 per session

Venue: Virtual

Time: Virtual

Category: Training

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