The following link was hidden within another email. It sparked our interest and so I sent a message to say we’d like to be involved.
Before I knew what I’d let myself in for I was invited to 2 days of training to become an Early Years Peer Reviewer – it seemed an interesting and worthwhile piece of work and so off I went to Warwick University .
Perhaps you are thinking similar thoughts to mine on that first morning - namely: what is Peer review?
The Local Government Authority (LGA) have been peer reviewing safeguarding, fire and rescue, corporate services etc. for years: EYS are a new addition to their portfolio.
What are the benefits for the LA that invites a Peer Review?
Reassurance and recommendations
Celebration of successes
Advice and guidance
There are positive outcomes, too, both for me as an individual and to other team members:
Learning and reflection
Sharing knowledge and expertise
Challenging existing ways of thinking
A chance to champion speech and language in the Early Years
If you'd like to know more about 'closing the word gap' click here