Here we share all the resources that you need to run Early Words Together in Leicester. They complement the programme materials already given to you.
These resources are only available to schools in Leicester that are part of the Early Words Together at Three project funded by Leicester Education Strategic Partnership (LESP) from 2018-2019.
If you are not a part of this project, you can learn more about running Early Words Together in your setting.
Please note that these resources will continue to be developed, adapted and added to, so it is important that you check this webpage regularly.
Early Words Together at Three training
- Staff training presentation
PowerPoint used on the staff training day
- Staff action planning template
Template used in the staff training to plan the way forward for Early Words Together at Three in your school.
For family sessions
- Family sign-in sheet
Staff and volunteers use this sheet to record family attendance at each session. Instructions for completing this can be found on the first page of the document.
- Parent takeaways with QR codes
Handouts for parents similar to the parent takeaways in the Early Words Together at Three toolkit, but with additional QR codes, as discussed in the training.
- Early Words Together book list
List of some of the books we have found work best with children in the programme.
- Early Words Together for Children with SEND
Resource explaining how Early Words Together has been delivered with children and families with special educational needs and disabilities.
- Family certificate template
Certificate for families who complete the programme.
Evaluation and monitoring
- Parent surveys
Parents must complete this survey on or after their final session. Word documents are also available as a downloadable resource.
- Practitioner surveys
All practitioners supporting Early Words Together at Three sessions must complete a pre-programme survey before they run their first session, and a post-programme survey at the end of the programme in 2019.
Practitioner/family case study templates
As part of the project, practitioners are asked to complete a case study that captures one of two things:
- Your learning as a practitioner
- Your observations of a family's journey during the project.
You only need to complete one case study template but if you want to do more, please do.
Please ask parents to complete the National Literacy Trust permission form if you would include photos of volunteers, parents and children in your case study.
Progress report (due termly)
Settings are asked to complete a very simple online progress report each term describing how many families they’ve worked with, challenges encountered and successes achieved.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have about the programme and resources.