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Early Years and Primary Conference 2021

 
 
Wednesday 10 & Thursday 11 November 2021  
Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre, Ansty Business Park, Coventry, CV7 9JU / Virtual
 

Join us this November for our Early Years and Primary Conferences. With the Early Years conference starting on 10 November followed by Primary conference on 11 November, each day has been designed for those working in the early years and primary phases and is a two-day event not to be missed.

This is a unique opportunity for school leaders, leadership teams, teachers and support staff to reflect on and develop policy and practice in their school or setting across both phases, making sure that the learning journey continues seamlessly for children as they move through school.

Our keynote speakers and workshops across both days have been carefully chosen to inform and inspire delegates, provoke discussion and debate, highlight the very latest and best research and pedagogy in early years and primary education.

We appreciate that, for some people, the time and money spent attending conferences virtually has been a positive experience. Therefore, in addition to the face-to-face ticket, we will be offering a virtual conference ticket at a discounted rate. 

For colleagues that span both primary and early years phases the Early Years Conference will be running the previous day in the same venue at the Primary Conference.

Day one: Early Years Conference
Day two: Primary Conference

'On the Bright Side' 

Coventry/Virtual, 10 November

NAHT’s Early Years committee invites you to join them for the annual Early Years conference in Coventry on the 10th November. This year the programme will be focusing on some the educational positives that have emerged through the recent testing times.

The programme and workshop descriptions are in the brochure below.

Keynote speakers

Gill Jones, HMI, Deputy Director Schools Early Education Policy, Ofsted
Jan Dubiel, Executive Principle Little Lions and Early Years Lead
Professor Julie Fisher

Programme*

08:45 - 09:00  Registration/Join Event
09:00 - 09:10  Conference Welcome - Judy Shaw
09:10 - 09:20  Sponsor presentation
09:20 - 10:00  Keynote - Professor Julie Fisher and Jan Dubiel
10:00 - 10:30  Keynote two
10:30 - 10:50  Break
11:00 - 12:00  Breakout session one
12:00 - 13:00  Lunch
13:00 - 14:00  Breakout session two
14:00 - 14:20  Break
14:20 - 15:00  Keynote - Gill Jones, Ofsted
15:00 - 15:20  Keynote four
15:30 - 15:30  Conference summary and close - Judy Shaw 
*subject to change

Workshops

Session one
Working with families in different ways
Communications - language and speech development
Technology for tots

Session two
Building relationships/Personal, Social, Emotional Development (PSED)
EYFS - Early Learning Goals, Development Matters -  Dr Julian Grenier
Oracy Benchmarks with Amy Gaunt
Well-being

'The Joy of Education'

Coventry/Virtual, 11 November

After the successful virtual Early Years and Primary Conference in 2020, we are returning to the format of stand alone primary conference.

We are all looking forward to getting back face to face to meet and network with fellow professionals. 

Keynote speakers

Keynote speakers to be announced

Programme*

08:45 - 09:00  Registration/Join Event
09:00 - 09:10  Conference Welcome - Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson
09:10 - 09:20  Sponsor presentation
09:20 - 10:00  Keynote one
10:00 - 10:30  Keynote two
10:30 - 10:50  Break
11:00 - 12:00  Breakout session one
12:00 - 13:00  Lunch
13:00 - 14:00  Breakout session two
14:00 - 14:20  Break
14:20 - 15:00  Keynote three
15:00 - 15:20  Keynote four
15:20 - 15:30  Conference summary and close - Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson

*subject to change

Workshops

Session one
Working with families in different ways
Language and speech development
Technology
Top tips for aspiring heads from underrepresented backgrounds

Session two
Building relationships/PHSE
Ofsted inspection update
Well-being
Pathway

   
 
Who should attend? 

If you are a Senior or Middle Leader working in the Early Years or Primary phases, this is a must attend event, designed just for you to take those key learnings back to your school or setting.

Conference aims
  • Develop policy and practice that link both phases, making sure that the learning journey continues seamlessly for children as they move through school
  • Understand what evidence tells us about effective teaching and learning
  • Understand how this evidence can be used to inform school improvement and raise standards in our schools
  • Consider what evidence we can use to reliably judge school effectiveness
  • Reflect on effective early years and primary leadership and the life of a school leader
  • Learn more about a range of current educational ‘hot-topics’ such as curriculum design, assessment and effective governance
  • Provide an opportunity to network with colleagues from across the country.
Booking

Before booking have the following information to hand:

  • Are you booking for a member or non-member (member requires membership number)?
  • Are you booking face-to-face or virtual?
  • Are you booking for Early Years, Primary or a two-day ticket?

Please note the booking terms and conditions. All cancellations must be made in writing and may be subject to a cancellation fee.

Timings

Opens at 08:45

Start at 09:00

Ends at 15:30

Rates

Two-day tickets
Member: £270
Non-member: £350
VIRTUAL Member: £150
VIRTUAL Non-member: £175

Day tickets

Early Bird Member - £160
Early Bird Non-Member - £220

Virtual tickets
Early Bird Member - £85
Early Bird Non-Member - £110

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