Herts for Learning

Bedgrove Infant School is thrilled to be working with Herts for Learning to bring high quality, up-to-date training to Buckinghamshire Schools.

Herts for Learning offer a range of courses at their Stevenage training centre that we wanted to send colleagues too, however the distance to travel made this option unviable. We have discussed the courses that we feel would be of interest to both ourselves and other local schools in and around Aylesbury and have arranged for these to be delivered in our training room at Bedgrove Infant School.

The flyers below give you details of the English and Mathematics courses we are offering this Autumn term.

The cost for the training is very competitively priced at £60 per person for a half day course and £120 per person for the whole day. We can also offer a delicious, home cooked hot lunch for just £3 each, from our new School Kitchen which is led by a professional chef who used to run top London hotel restaurants! We will send menus out with requests for bookings when you email us.

Please take a look at the flyers and see if there are any courses of interest for yourselves or your colleagues. If you have any questions, please do email Julie Lawrence at the email address on the flyers who will be happy to help you.

We are hopeful that these courses will be popular and look forward to continuing our relationship with Herts for Learning to offer different subjects next year.

English Training at Bedgrove  Infant School

Bedgrove Infant School

Bedgrove Infant School is highly regarded for its excellent practice in both Early Years and KS1.  The school was praised and recognised as outstanding in every area by Ofsted in June 2013. This judgement is supported by the school being very well regarded by key departments and organisations such as the DFE and SSAT. Senior leaders regularly contribute to Government consultation groups. The school is also a partner of the local Teaching School.

This is an excellent and cost-effective opportunity for staff at your school or setting to be able to see a highly successful school in action and to be able to take away ideas and materials that will support your own practice. Many schools from throughout the country and internationally have spent time visiting Bedgrove; time and time again practitioners refer to their visits and training as inspirational. Practitioners have especially welcomed the opportunity to share the expertise in outdoor learning that Bedgrove has developed over many years. During the 2012-13 academic year EYFS Outdoor spaces have been redeveloped to reflect and support the new EYFS. All workshops will provide the chance to view this revised space and to discuss the developments we have made. We are happy to share with any visitors, the stages and thought processes behind our developments.

For practitioners who may simply want to visit for a morning session to observe and spend quality time with an Early Years expert or with a Year Group Manager/Phase Leader from KS1 we also offer a bespoke ‘Visit Morning.’  These run from 9.15 am – 11.45 am and comprise of a small group, maximum of 8 people, who have an introduction to the school, time to observe practice where they feel would be most useful, unaccompanied, followed by a Q & A session with  those same lead teachers.  During this summative session any useful documentation can be discussed, with copies given. 

 Please read on for further for course details and important dates.  The Visit Morning information is at the end.  Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon.


All courses are held at Bedgrove Infant School, Ingram Avenue, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP21 9DJ (01296) 481353.


3 hour workshops are priced at £40 per participant which includes refreshments.

2 hour ideas sessions are priced at £30 per participant which includes refreshments.

NB- All advertised sessions are individual workshops. In most cases alternative dates are offered and participants can choose the date that best suits them, but only need to attend on one of the dates.

To book onto a workshop or ideas session, please complete and return the attached course booking form, either by post or electronically. If you wish to discuss course details further please contact Julie Lawrence (Deputy Headteacher) on the number above.

 Some examples of what previous workshop participants have said…

I enjoyed all aspects of course.  Interesting to be able to see the setting in action and all the children and adults engaged in the learning process.  Lots of new ideas to take away.

  Lots of new ideas, enthusiastic, keen and knowledgeable and approachable staff, great demonstration ‑ short and to the point.

  I really enjoyed walking around/viewing FS, 1 and 2 resources, equipment ‑ brilliant organisation. This course gave me a lot of realistic, affordable and even free ideas.

  Seeing the creative curriculum in practice and asking questions about how Bedgrove do it/did it!

  A very informative and stimulating afternoon.  Lots to think about ‑ thank you both very much.

  Great to see such an excellent setting, some really good ideas, thank you.

  Really enjoyed getting an idea of how to use our area outside.  Got some brilliant ideas.  Absolutely love how

the school uses its outdoor (and indoor space). 

 Had some great ideas of what to do in my pre‑school, which is a pack away setting.

  Fantastic hands on and exciting, making you think about the bigger picture.  How something so simple could be so exciting! (Tuff Spots workshop) 

 It was fantastic to see the wonderful developments.  The children were fully engaged in sustained activities that are so well planned and resourced ‑ brilliant inspiration that will definitely inform our practice.  We will go and share with our team.

  I had some great ideas to take back to my setting that were manageable and achievable.  I didn’t get overwhelmed with information!

  All very good and inspiring.  Speakers passionate about the subject and spoke from experience.  Walk around very good ‑ nice to see it in action.