Objectives of this session • Improved awareness of the National Partnership and our journey so far • Improved awareness of the role of the National Partnership and the Coordinating Group • To explore ways that the National Partnership can support local action, particularly in relation to the Early Years Collaborative • To explore ways that the support from members of the National Partnership could be more effective
Who are we? • Third Sector Organisations with a national as well as local remit • Umbrella Organisations • Statutory Organisations • Research and Policy Based Organisations • Specialist Services And …
The journey so far Learning Session One • Described as ‘non CPP Partners” • No clear role or mechanism to offer support into the EYC After LS1 • The ‘National Partners’ opened up dialogue with Scottish Government which is still ongoing
The journey so far Learning Session Two and Three • Break out sessions introduced for National Partners facilitated by the National Partners • A list of tasks drawn up to help us understand our contribution to the EYC • Broader group of NPs established outside of the LSs (almost home and away team idea) • Establishment of a Co-Ordination Group for this larger group. it is proposed this be subsumed by the Early Years Task Force Negotiation and Co-Ordination Group (dialogue ongoing)
The journey so far Latest Developments • Negotiated access to the Extranet • Working on how we organise our site profile to make information and support more accessible to CPPs • Support to the group from a member of the Practice Development Team
What next… Now need your help to see: • What is working well? • What are the challenges? • What can we do to support local work more effectively?
Warm-up Activity • At your tables can you draw up a list of who you think members of the National Partnership are ? (5 minutes)
Activity One Consider any time that you have worked with a National Partner (not necessarily EYC) • What worked well? • What were the challenges? - Consider the who, what, where, when and why.. (10 minutes)
Activity Two In relation to the key change area at your table Have you engaged with National Partners on this? • If yes, what is working? What are the challenges? • If no, are there reasons for this? How could obstacles be overcome? What are the things that NPs could support more effectively? Name two things that would make a difference? (20 minutes)
Feedback from table • One example of positive working with NPs • One key challenge to working with NPs • Two things that would make a positive difference to working with NPs Really brief one minute per table!!