Engagement & Progress in Reception

Thursday 24 May 2018
Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London

'Clearly, the only way to prepare children for Year 1 is to provide an appropriate and rich Reception experience…', Helen Williams, via TES magazine

Balancing the needs of children and parents with the requirements to demonstrate progress can result in huge pressure on practitioners teaching the crucial Reception year.

In addition to this, Ofsted’s 2017 Bold Beginnings report has thrown the sector into disarray with teachers concerned at the level of understanding of their practice.

How can teachers ensure they are not only engaging the school and community to support their provision, but providing rich, quality practice that develops well-rounded, independent learners?

This event will provide practical strategies to build thorough engagement with the school and parents, tips on creative, balanced classroom provision, and better clarity on the issues surrounding inspection and reporting – everything you need to improve progress in Reception.

What can I expect?

  • Case studies from schools involved in the Bold Beginnings report, and how they view their provision.
  • Tips to build parental understanding of the curriculum and how they can support their child’s learning.
  • Classroom strategies to improve the teaching of speech, language and maths.
  • Support for streamlining reporting methods and ensuring quality observations.
  • Guidance on how to measure progress effectively and guarantee smooth transition to KS1.

Who should attend?

  • Reception Teachers
  • Primary Assistant Headteacher
  • Primary Headteacher
  • Early Years Practitioners