Early Years and Primary Conferences 2021

Wednesday 10 & Thursday 11 November 2021  

Birmingham/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

Early Years conference (Day One)

‘On the Bright Side’ 

Birmingham/Virtual, 10 November

NAHT’s Early Years committee invites you to join them for the annual Early Years conference in Birmingham on the 10 th 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*

0845 – 0900  Registration/Join Event
0900 – 0910  Conference Welcome – Judy Shaw
0910 – 0920  Sponsor presentation
0920 – 1000  Keynote – Professor Julie Fisher and Jan Dubiel
1000 – 1030  Keynote two
1030 – 1050  Break
1100 – 1200  Breakout session one
1200 – 1300  Lunch
1300 – 1400  Breakout session two
1400 – 1420  Break
1420 – 1500  Keynote – Gill Jones, Ofsted
1500 – 1520  Keynote four
1530 – 1530  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/PSED
EYFS – Early Learning Goals, Development Matters – Dr Julian Grenier
Oracy Benchmarks with Amy Gaunt
Well-being

 

 

Day two – Primary Conference

Primary conference (Day Two)

‘The Joy of Education’

Birmingham/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*

0845 – 0900  Registration/Join Event
0900 – 0910  Conference Welcome – Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson
0910 – 0920  Sponsor presentation
0920 – 1000  Keynote one
1000 – 1030  Keynote two
1030 – 1050  Break
1100 – 1200  Breakout session one
1200 – 1300  Lunch
1300 – 1400  Breakout session two
1400 – 1420  Break
1420 – 1500  Keynote three
1500 – 1520  Keynote four
1520 – 1530  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

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