Our Projects

Science in Early Years

We are currently working in partnership with Centre for STEM Education at the University of Hertfordshire, to deliver an Early Years project focused on language development through science in Early Years.     

Men in Early Years

We are excited to be working with the Equality and Diversity in Education Fund, CTSA and Alban TSA to lead our Men in Early Years project. The project seeks to provide a support network for men in early years, to increase the number of male teachers and practitioners in the early years and retain these …

SSIF ‘Communicate to Succeed

Acorns TSA in partnership with Herts for Learning, West Herts Teaching Schools Partnership and The Wroxham TLA were part of an innovative project, funded by the DfE and Education Endowment Foundation via The Strategic School Improvement Fund.       The aims of the project; to improve outcomes in writing and maths for children in …

Maths Mastery

    Acorns work closely with the Maths Hub to share best practice in Maths for Early Years. We held a Maths Road show in July 2017, and have since provided valuable Maths Mastery courses as part of our professional development programme.  This course runs over three workshops in Developing Deep Mathematical Learning in Early …

Alice Sharp Project

This highly successful and unique 12 month programme, led by the inspirational Alice Sharp, looked at how promoting wellbeing and language can help to close the attainment gap.  The programme focused on developing an enriching environment and developing staff confidence to promote creative thinking. The project came to a close on 5th October with the …