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Understanding the revised Development Matters

Tania Choudhury and Julian Grenier

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Session Synopsis

The updated Development Matters is intended to reduce workload, put more focus on early communication, and reduce the gap between disadvantaged children and the rest.

In this session, Julian and Tania will be exploring the following questions:

How can the new guidance help schools to develop an inclusive curriculum so that every child can thrive?

How can the new guidance support high-quality assessment and help schools to move away from tracking progress through levels?

Session Aims and Objectives
Through this session delegates will have:
  • A better understanding of the key features of the new guidance, and how to prepare for implementation.
  • Hear Ofsted’s8217;s ‘myth-busting’ messages about data, progress and inspection.
  • Have examples to help them review their curriculum and assessment processes, to ensure that they’re inclusive.
  • Have a stronger understanding of what is meant by high quality assessment.
  • Have more information about the gaps affecting children with SEND and children who are disadvantaged, with practical ways forward.
  • Have documents to take away suggesting: key questions for governors and key questions for senior leaders to help evaluate the quality of early years provision, and the progress of children.

Target Audience

Anyone who works with children in the early years and has an interest in educational policy

Session Leader Profiles

Tania Choudhury is the SENCO at Sheringham Nursery School. She is currently studying an MA in Special and Inclusive Education at UCL. Tania is working with Oxford University in an exciting project to learn more about the home learning environment for EAL learners.

Julian Grenier is the head teacher of Sheringham Nursery School and Children’s Centre. He led on the revision of Development Matters for the DFE. Julian is the director of East London Research School and is a National Leader of Education.


Registration:  08:30

Finish: 16:00