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The New Early Learning Goals; sustaining principled pedagogy in a time of great change

Ruth Swailes

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Session Synopsis

In a time of great upheaval and change in the world, teachers and leaders in the Early years Foundation stage are facing a number of unique challenges. The introduction of the new Early learning goals in 2021 and for early adopters in 2020 provides schools with an opportunity to revisit their early years provision and curriculum and ensure that it continues to meet the needs of all learners. Coupled with the rewriting of the non-statutory guidance, Development Matters, teachers and leaders will need to make some major pedagogical decisions in the next 12 months.

This workshop is designed to support leaders and teachers to reflect on their current practice in light of the changes and ensure that they can provide a broad rich curriculum which meets the needs of every learner, whilst fulfilling the requirements of the new EYFS.

Session Aims and Objectives

The session will support you to:

  • Have a clear idea of Key headline changes around EYFS
  • Understand what these changes mean for schools
  • Have an understanding of how to ensure a balanced, child centred approach which meets the statutory requirements and the needs of your children.
  • Cover an overview of the changes to educational programmes and the rationale behind their intended use.

Target Audience

All leaders in all sectors

Session Leader Profile

Ruth has more than 25 years’ experience in primary education, over 20 of them in senior leadership roles including headship. Passionate about education, particularly Early Years, Ruth has taught every year group from Nursery to Year 6 and has worked in a variety of schools in different contexts.

Ruth has worked as an Inspector, School Improvement Advisor, trainer Early Years consultant and moderator in several Local Authorities; supporting leaders and teachers to improve outcomes for pupils. She currently advises 34 LA schools, supports several MATS and TSAs and is the International Early Years Curriculum consultant for Oxford University Press.


Registration:  08:30

Finish: 16:00