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Primary Annual Conference 2014
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EYFS Conference Summer 2014

Discover how open-ended learning can make a greater impact on children’s achievement.

Enrich your understanding of inquiry-led teaching strategies.

Review and re-energise your assessment practices in line with child-led principles and practice.
Achieving Beyond Expectations: Inspiring Skilful, Independent Learners
This special event will inform and inspire practitioners passionate about developing an approach to teaching that empowers the learner.ived and judged, by Ofsted and others.

Led by Kath Murdoch, a highly regarded international consultant who has inspired teachers around the world – this conference will focus on what it means to put children at the heart of their learning and why it is that, when children have autonomy and control in their learning, they achieve beyond expectations. Kath will explore Inquiry Learning and Learner Centred Assessment and will demonstrate the impact of a broad curriculum, active learning and outstanding teaching on pupil progress.

Across the day, the conference will demonstrate the strategies effective teachers use to support, guide and direct learning and how they observe, assess and monitor children’s progress to ensure all pupils develop relevant knowledge and skills through real, meaningful contexts.

Northern venue
Wednesday 19th November, 9.30am – 3.30pm, Hilton Hotel, Leeds

Southern venue
Thursday 20th November, 9.30am – 3.30pm, Holiday Inn, Reading

£180.00 per delegate (exc. VAT) including lunch and refreshments. £160.00 per delegate (exc. VAT) for group bookings of 4 people or more including reserved places in the conference hall.

Senior leaders, KS1 and KS2 phase leaders and teachers working in Y1 to Y6

Conference Keynotes & Speakers
The Art of Inquiry Teaching
Led by Kath Murdoch, Education Consultant, University of Melbourne, Australia

Throughout the morning Kath will share with us her passion for inquiry based methodologies that developed through her fascination of how pupils construct their understandings and the ways in which their questions and big ideas can drive the curriculum. She will share many examples from a range of primary classrooms, helping us to explore just what it is that skilled teachers DO to effectively activate, support and extend inquiry. Kath’s style is refreshingly practical, inclusive and always connected to the real world of teaching.

Kath Murdoch is an experienced teacher, author, university lecturer and popular consultant who works in schools throughout the world. She is widely respected for her work in the field of inquiry-based learning in which she has taught, researched and published for three decades. The methodologies in which Kath specialises are now central to many curriculum frameworks – including the popular International Baccalaureate PYP program.

Kath maintains a strong commitment to supporting teachers and her presentations are always practical and directly applicable to the classroom.
Assessment with Principles & Purpose
Led by Jane Golightly, Associate Early Excellence Consultant

To conclude the conference Jane will explore the impact of teaching approaches on schools’ assessment procedures and consider how schools can shape assessment in ways that reflect their principles and practice, whilst securing the information they must have about children’s progress.

Jane has extensive experience of leadership, school improvement and change management acquired through national, local authority and headteacher roles. As a teacher she worked across the full primary age range. Jane held a number of senior posts including Headteacher, Deputy National Director for School Improvement with responsibility for the implementation of the Primary School Improvement Programme, Local Authority Director for schools and Lead Adviser for Primary and Early Years.

Jane is now an Independent Consultant whose approach is always current and relevant with much to offer today’s practitioners as they strive for improvement.
Further Information  

Further information :
To request further information, or to book places, please contact Leticia Johnson, our Centre Administrator, on 01422 311 314 or email leticia@earlyexcellence.com Alternatively book online by completing and submitting the Form Below:

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