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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: A Celebration of the Uniqueness of the Reception Year

The Reception Year has a unique and crucial role in primary education. This conference will reflect on the main findings from the “Teaching Four & Five Year Olds: The Hundred Review of the Reception Year in England” and enable participating schools to share their action research projects .The project has supported practitioners in this highly specialist group to develop, share and embed effective practice that strengthens the quality of teaching and learning and its impact on good outcomes for children.

In addition to the keynote and workshops, there will be opportunity to visit a bespoke learning environment.

Providing 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 Reception children to develop a broad range of curriculum skills and concepts.

AIMED AT:  Reception Teachers, Headteachers and Senior 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 

Project Schools £99
Delivery Schools £0

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.

Guest Speaker - Lee Owston SHMI

Lee Owston is a Senior Her Majesty's Inspector (SHMI) and Ofsted’s specialist adviser for early education. He is a qualified teacher and holds post-graduate qualifications in educational leadership and management. Before joining Ofsted, Lee held senior leadership positions in schools, local authorities and national organisations. He has worked as an adviser for the Department of Education contributing to national publications on English, phonics and assessment and as an early years and primary adviser in a local authority. Lee was previously a chartered educational assessor and has been extensively involved in the writing and development of National Curriculum Tests over the past 10 years. He regularly leads school inspections. Lee's particular areas of expertise are in English, assessment and the early years.

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 SHMI

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
Facilitated by Wallsend Jubilee

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
Facilitated by Collingwood Primary School

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
Facilitated by Denbigh Primary School and Richardson Dees Primary School

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
Facilitated by New York Primary School

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 Reception
Facilitated by Usworth Colliery Primary School

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.

'Indoors' - reflect...could you have done it outdoors?
Facilitated by St Cuthberts Primary School

The aim of the workshop is to reflect on our practice indoors, and explore ideas and activities on how we can take it outdoors. We will discuss some of the barriers to outdoor learning and explore ways in which we can offer and share practical activities to help overcome these barriers. We will create some simple activities linked to areas of the curriculum, so that we all have fresh ideas to take back to our own environment to try out.