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Supervisions online course from Sue Overton Applied Practice

Course Overview

Targeted at Early Years Settings, this drama based learning supports managers and supervisors through the introduction and development of staff supervisions.

The modules are structured to include a variety of interesting components, to help the student to retain interest and develop a full understanding of the subject.

Start by watching an episode of the drama and see Charlotte and her team on their hilarious but sometimes painful journey to success.

Revisit the key issues with the Expert Panel. Designed to ensure clarification for the student and pre-empt any questions they might have.

Reflect on the important learning points through thought provoking questions that are carefully written to encourage higher order thinking. We actually give you the answers, but some are more right than others.

Download the numerous handouts of examples and pro-formas to support your learning in a written form. They build into a comprehensive reference document for you to keep for evidence and to look at in the future.

Extend your learning via carefully selected internet links to other relevant websites. This will help develop the breadth of knowledge and underpin your learning.

And finally, work through the step by step guide to Practical Tasks. Having watched Charlotte and her team, it's then over to you!

Course Details

Lesson Plan

  • Module 1 looks at the response of the staff when they 'find out' about the introduction of regular supervisions. How do the staff feel, enthusiastic, or threatened? Change management is the hot topic here where we explore different responses to change and different behaviours.
  • Module 2 explores the reasons for undertaking supervisions. Is it the 'stick', being the threat of the Ofsted inspector, or is it the 'carrot' being the reward of doing it for the children? Could there be a third dimension - intrinsic motivation? We look at the legislation, vision and values and uniform standards.
  • Module 3 explores how to bring the team onboard to help, and consider three main documents - the policy, the record form and the agreement.
  • Module 4 looks at how it is possible to 'do supervisions' yet still have poor practice and ineffective management. We look at where supervisions fit in to performance management. What is leading good practice and how does that link in to supervisions too?
  • Module 5 looks at how it is possible to cover the important issues in an effective way - Getting it right. We see Charlotte the manager reflects on everything she has learned. Can she finally get it right?

Target Audience

Individuals working within an Early Years Setting.


It is estimated that this module will take approximately 1 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout. You will have 60 days to complete this course from date of purchase.


On completion of this course you will be able to download and print a certificate.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

What our customers have said

Easy to follow and useful information at about the right length / depth
NJ 13/05/2015

Cost and Discounts

£45 + VAT - This cost is for a single user.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

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This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 1 hours.

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