You must arrange supervision for staff who have contact with children and families
Effective supervision provides support, coaching and training for early years staff and promotes the interests of your pupils.
It should foster a culture of mutual support, teamwork and continuous improvement, which encourages the confidential discussion of sensitive issues.
Your supervision arrangements should provide opportunities for staff to:
- Discuss any issues, especially around safeguarding - particularly those concerning children’s development or wellbeing, including child protection concerns
- Identify solutions to address issues as they arise
- Receive coaching to improve their personal effectiveness
This is set out in paragraphs 3.22 and 3.23 of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework.
Leicestershire County Council has a supervision toolkit to help you put this into practice.
See examples of supervision policies from schools
Cobham Primary School, a community school in Kent, has an EYFS supervision policy which covers:
- Processes for supervision
- Recording and reviewing matters raised during supervision
- Example supervision questions