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A celebration of the uniqueness of the Reception year

July 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Langdale Centre
Langdale Gardens
Wallsend NE28 0HG
Susan Hackett
0191 643 8221
A celebration of the uniqueness of the Reception year @ The Langdale Centre | England | United Kingdom

DESCRIPTION: How to provide a rich context for both adult led and child initiated learning

Come and look at a wide range of materials and resources which can help provide effective support and challenge for children to develop a broad range of curriculum skills and concepts.

AIMED AT:  The event is suitable for all schools and across the age range. School leaders who may wish to attend include Head teachers, DHT, AHT, SLT, Behaviour /Nurture Leads, Pupil Premium Leads, Subject Leads, SENCOs and Governors, early years leaders, key stage leaders, year group leaders, and pastoral leaders

NT Delegates Level 1 SLA £185.00 
NT delegates level 2 SLA £160.00 
External Delegates who have bought into the SLA £160.00 
External Delegates non SLA £280.00 
HT and Reception Teacher attendance together 10% discount on level of SLA buy in.

NTEYSIS are delighted to be holding our annual Early Years conference this July.
Once again we have a fantastic selection of workshops for you to choose from, book early to avoid disappointment.

Keynote - Jan Dubiel

Jan Dubiel is the National Development Manager at Early Excellence and works as part of the team to support Early Years practitioners and Settings in all aspects of practice and provision. Having trained as an Early Years specialist, Jan worked as a Nursery, Reception and Year 1 teacher in schools across the country, leading teams as an Early Years co-ordinator. Following roles as an Early Years Consultant and Senior Adviser, he was appointed by the then Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) to lead on the management of the (Early Years) Foundation Stage Profile, and had national responsibility for its implementation and moderation, developing guidance and support materials and working at a strategic level with policy makers.

Jan has developed a national and international reputation as a conference speaker, consultant and trainer and he has written widely on different aspects of Early Years pedagogy. His first book “Effective Assessment in the EYFS” was published by SAGE in 2014.

Programme of the Day

8.30am - 9.00am

Registration and refreshments

9.00am - 9.15am
Intro and welcome - Jonathan Chicken, Senior School Improvement Officer (Primary Achievement)

9.15am - 10.00am
Lee Owston - Ofsted

10.10am - 10.55am
Workshop 1

10.55am - 11.15am
Coffee break

11.15am - 12.00pm
Workshop 2

12.00pm - 1.00pm
Lunch (Including Showcase in Primary Centre)

1.00pm - 1.45pm
Workshop 3

2.00pm - 3.30pm
Keynote - Jan Dubiel, Head of National and International Development, Early Excellence

3.30pm - 3.45pm
Raffle and close - Maddy Kennedy, School Improvement Officer for Early Years


Raising Exceeding Judgements in Reception

This workshop will take a look at our journey into raising exceeding judgements at the end of EYFS with particular focus to the learning environment, following children's interests and the role of adults within play. We will share successes as well as challenges, with the opportunities to reflect on current practice.

Ups and downs and Ins and outs

This workshop will be focused on the journey that we have been on while changing both our indoor and outdoor environments to accommodate new and changing ideas. We will share our high and low points – we have had many of both. The discussion will focus on the impact that this has had on our children and their learning as well as us as Reception staff, plus what this means as we move forward.

Diminishing the Difference in the Prime Areas

Developing an alternative model of provision which establishes, and supports, the foundations for life-long successful learning. Practitioners have looked beyond their rich, well established school based practice and provision, to develop off site, outdoor experiences. The outdoor environment has offered a unique intervention; embedding rich learning opportunities, developing strong self-regulation skills, enabling new relationships, transforming confidence and self-esteem. This approach has transformed opportunities for some of the most disadvantaged individuals. The workshop will cover:

  • Case studies of individual children, exemplifying progress in each of the Prime Areas.
  • Impact on the quality, quantity and range of evidence.
  • Impact on progress and data.
  • How relationships have been developed and extended between adults and children and between individual children.
  • Examples of individual transformations and patterns of transformation across the wider group.

Big Ideas in Everyday Mathematics

The focus of this workshop will be on how we have embedded maths and the use of manipulative​s​ into everyday routines giving children the opportunity to talk about and represent maths in everyday situations. We will also be sharing ​how we have used ​maths​ stories to ​make significant improvements in children's maths learning by understanding the Big Ideas.

Developing Communication and Language in EYFS

We are a school without a nursery and around a third of our children enter Reception already having a referral to speech and language. This workshop will share our journey this year and the changes we have made to our environment and practice.