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Early Years and Primary Conference 2021

 
Early Years and Primary Conference 2021
 
Wednesday 10 & Thursday 11 November 2021  
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.

Day One: Early Years Conference
Day Two: Primary Conference

'On the Bright Side' 

Virtual, 10 November

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

We are delighted to present keynote speakers and partners from a range of settings across the country and external experts in the field of Early Education.

Keynote speakers

Gill Jones, HMI, Deputy Director Schools Early Education Ofsted
Jan Dubiel, Executive Principal Little Lions
Professor Julie Fisher, independent EY Adviser & Visiting Professor of Early Childhood Education at Oxford Brookes University
Rt Hon. Dame Andrea Leadsom, DBE MP

Programme*

08:45 - 09:00  Join Event
09:00 - 09:10  Conference Welcome - Judy Shaw
09:10 - 09:20  Presentation by Serdar Ferit Co-CEO Lyfta
09:20 - 10:05  Keynote - Professor Julie Fisher
10:05 - 10:40  Keynote - Gill Jones
10:40 - 11:10  Break and networking
11:10 - 12:10  Breakout session one
12:10 - 13:00  Lunch
13:00 - 14:00  Breakout session two
14:00 - 14:30  Break and networking
14:30 - 15:10  Keynote - Jan Dubiel
15:10 - 15:20  Sinéad McBreaty, Chief Executive Education Support
15:20 - 15:40  Keynote - Rt Hon. Dame Andrea Leadsom DBE MP
15:40 - 15:45  Conference summary and close - Judy Shaw 
*subject to change

Workshops

Session One

Working with families in different ways with Wendy Lee, Director of Lingo Speech
Meeting the Oracy Benchmarks in the EYFS with Amy Gaunt
Building relationships- Embedding PSED in your Early Years Provision with Donna Hill, Coram Life Education

Session Two

Getting to grips with the changes to the EYFS, Early Learning Goals and Development Matters with Dr Julian Grenier
Technology for Tots with Kirsty Cunnington, National Literacy Trust
Wellbeing and Self-Care - maintaining perspective and developing agency with Dr Emma Kell & Adrian Bethune

'The Joy of Education'

Virtual, 11 November

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

We are delighted to present keynote speakers and partners from a range of primary schools across the country and external experts in the field of primary education. 

Keynote speakers

Will Hussey, award winning best selling author and keynote speaker, who specialises in making a difference
Shirley Clarke, a world expert in formative assessment, specialising in the practical application of its principles
Andrew Hammond, Senior Director of Learning & Community Discovery Education
Onjali Rauf, best selling English author, human rights activist and the founder of the NGO 'Making Herstory'

Programme*

08:45 - 09:00  Join Event
09:00 - 09:10  Conference Welcome - Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson
09:10 - 09:20  Presentation by Serdar Ferit Co-CEO Lyfta
09:20 - 10:00  Keynote - Will Hussey
10:00 - 10:30  Keynote - Shirley Clarke MEd, Hon.Doc.
10:30 - 11:00  Break and networking
11:00 - 12:00  ** Breakout session one
12:00 - 12:45  Lunch
12:45 - 13:45  Breakout session two
13:45 - 14:10  Break and networking
14:10 - 14:20  Sinéad McBreaty, Chief Executive Education Support
14:20 - 15.00  Keynote - Andrew Hammond
15:00 - 15:20  Keynote - Onjali Rauf
15:20 - 15:30  Conference summary and close - Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson

*subject to change

Workshops

Session One

Finding Pleasure & Purpose in Teaching and Beyond with Dr Emma Kell & Adrian Bethune
Building Relationships- Embedding PSHE in your Primary Setting with Donna Hill, Coram Life Education
Ofsted Update:  Reducing the stress and workload of your next Ofsted inspection with Philippa Ollerhead

Session Two

Finding Joy in the Primary Classroom through digital story telling with Lisa Taner, Head of Educational Content, Lyfta & Leah Stewart, Engagement & Training Lead, Lyfta
Casual Sexism – Making Learning Joyful for All with Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson
Supporting the whole teacher with Andrew Hammond, Senior Director of Learning & Community, Discovery Education
Race, Bias and Decolonising the Curriculum with Ruhaina Alford

** This year we're asking speakers, delegates and guests to pause - mute your phone, mute your laptop – for just two minutes and pay your respects to our Armed Forces community, past and present.

   
 
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 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
VIRTUAL Member: £150
VIRTUAL Non-member: £175

Virtual tickets
Member - £95
Non-Member - £120