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Early Years Conference: Our Passion, Their Future. Placing Children at the Heart of the Early Years Curriculum

Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage, Robertson House, Six Hills Way
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Early Years Advisers / Guest Speakers
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Target Audience
All Leaders / Classroom Teachers / Deputy Headteachers / Early Career Teachers / Early Years Leaders / Early Years Practitioners / Headteachers / New Headteachers / New/Aspiring Middle Leaders / Newly Qualified Teachers / NQT +1 / Returning Teachers / Support Staff / Teaching Assistants
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Academies and Schools (including EYFS)
Early Years Foundation Stage
Event Description
This conference will focus on the importance of inspiring young children to become lifelong learners by ensuring they are provided with a curriculum that places them at core of teaching and learning. It is a must for teachers and Early Years practitioners working with children aged 3-5 years in Nursery and Reception classes.

Ofsted specialist adviser for Early Education, Phil Minns, will provide a keynote on ‘lessons so far’ since the launch of the new education inspection framework with a focus on early reading.

Neil Farmer, International Educational Consultant supporting schools and settings, will be speaking about the purpose of what we do in Early Years and why. A clear intent informed by stakeholders that drives the tangible quality of well sequenced learning and development.

Billy Hickling, a veteran performer with the international hit percussion show STOMP will engage the audience in the award winning TrashBang music endnote. Billy has performed globally including at the London Olympics 2012 closing ceremony and recent TV appearances on Blue Peter and Live at The London Palladium. Delegates will embark on an exciting, fun and interactive journey into ‘found sound’ creating music using everyday available resources.

Delegates will be able to attend engaging, thought provoking and practical workshops throughout the day that will provide the opportunity for further reflection. These will focus on:

  • language development and phonic acquisition

  • deepening learning in maths

  • children’s emotional security and positive attitudes to learning

Training objectives
Learning outcomes

  • to gain a better understanding of the key features of the Education Inspection Framework for Early years

  • to understand how communication and language helps children’s all round development and underpin their achievement

  • to participate in workshops to explore successful approaches and activities that can be immediately applied in the classroom with a focus on positive attitudes to learning and maths

Additional Information
Early bird offer of £155 available until Thursday 31st October 2019, £185 thereafter.
Start Date
Thursday 30 January 2020
End Date
Thursday 30 January 2020
Closing Date
Wednesday 29 January 2020
09:00 - 16:00
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