Online: Story Cafe Training With Julie Westrop

  • 5th Jul 2021
  • Multiple
  • Culture & Community
  • Spaces
  • Primary
  • Leadership, Teaching & Learning
  • Lunch Not Included
  • Refreshments Not Included
  • From £50.00

We are delighted to offer Foundation Stage practitioners from early years’ settings and infant/ primary schools, the chance to access locally delivered Story Café training in order to inspire, engage and enable all families to support children’s language development.

Story Café is a comprehensive day of training for Early Years professionals, focusing on the vital aspects of language development for children aged 3-5 years. Research is clear that effective language development and involving parents and families are key to unlocking successful future learning and well-being for all.


About The Course

The one-day training enables delegates to:

  • Have a secure understanding of key aspects of language development for 3-5 year olds

  • Understand how to work collaboratively with parents and families in order to develop and embed effective language with their young child

  • Be confident to lead on introducing and implementing language learning activities in Story Café sessions, exploring the benefits of a variety of environments
About the Programme Leader

Julie’s 22 year very successful teaching and senior leadership career, saw her working in both primary and secondary schools in West Africa, London and East Anglia. She always preferred to work in schools serving communities with more disadvantage than most, welcoming the opportunities to work with families and the wider community in enhancing educational experiences, raising both aspirations and achievement and creating strong communities of learners.


Moving into Local Authority work in 1998, Julie worked as a National Literacy adviser for 3 years with her teaching being used in NLS training videos. She was seconded as Assistant Director to Thetford Education Action Zone where she led on the development of English and Family/ Community Engagement. This was followed by over 10 years working as a Senior School Adviser and School Improvement Partner. Julie has also worked as an Ofsted inspector for over 3 years.

Julie’s most recent LA post has been as Norfolk LA’s Senior Adviser with responsibility for Parents and Extended services. For this she led on the development of the Parent Support Adviser programme and provided training for early years and school staff, leadership teams and governors on developing effective partnership with families and the community, raising aspirations and the highly successful Reading Café programme over which so much has been written.

Julie is a highly accomplished, engaging and inspiring trainer who has facilitated many hundreds of training sessions and been a regular speaker at numerous national events.

Julie established Aspiring to Excellence Together- A2E2 Education Ltd in November 2014, having already launched Cafés for All – Sharing Learning.

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5th Jul 2021
09:15am - 12:00pm