Supporting Progress in Reception - Programme

Tuesday 25 Apr 2017
CCT Venues South Quay, London

09:00 to 09:45

09:45 to 09:55

09:55 to 10:30

09:55 – 10:30
Teaching and Play

Staying true to the importance of play-based learning in reception: How to ensure your SLT understand the benefits of free-flow play and how to recognise and assess the quality of this play

Anna Ephgrave, Independent Consultant and Author


10:30 to 11:00

10:30 – 11:00
Parental Engagement

Proven methods to successfully engage all parents: Build positive relationships from the start, overcome low entry points and support progress in reception and throughout their school life

Rosalyn Haydon, Head of Foundation Stage, Pikes Lane Primary School


11:00 to 11:10

11:10 to 11:40

11:40 to 12:30

11:40 – 12:30
Efficient Observations

How to make efficient and accurate observations about a child’s development and build up your body of evidence whilst not distracting from teaching in the moment and gain proven methods and interventions to support children to make good progress towards ELGs

Gain access to our guide on obervations and optimal planning on the early years

Alicia Blanco – Bayo, Kirkham Grammar School

11:40 – 12:30
Encouraging Writing

Getting children excited about writing: Build in storytelling and other creative ways to develop fine motor skills, encourage writing and support boys and girls to achieve the ELG

Leah Morris, Early Years Lead and Reception Teacher


12:30 to 13:30

12:30 – 13:30

13:30 to 14:00

13:30 – 14:00
Ofsted Update

Clarify what Ofsted inspectors will be looking for and know what best practice teaching, assessment and outcomes now look like in reception


14:00 to 14:30

14:00 – 14:30
Learning Environment

Know how to create a cost-effective yet stimulating indoor and outdoor learning environments which help develop positive learning behaviours and build resilience in young children

Neil Farmer, Independent Early Years Adviser


14:30 to 14:40

14:40 to 15:30

14:40 – 15:30
Speech & Language

Practical methods to rapidly improve speech and language: Develop communication friendly classrooms and intervene early to ensure children with lower-level entry make good progress from their starting points

Jacqui Pedder,
SENDCo, Eastergate C of E Primary School

14:40 – 15:30
Role of Adult in Play

Understand how to 'plan in the moment' during child-initiated play, in order to spot and exploit 'teachable moments' immediately to maximise impact and progress

Anna Ephgrave, Independent Consultant and Author


15:30 to 15:50

15:50 to 16:40

15:50 – 16:40
Supporting Learning at Home

Gain strategies to engage ‘hard to reach’ parents, encourage them to attend your workshops and equip them with the skills and resources to support their child’s learning at home

Plus, take away our parental engagement in early years checklist to use back at school

Gemma Dexter, Specialist Leader of Education, William Law CE Primary School

15:50 – 16:40

Practical ideas to support children make the transition from reception and to Y1: Work with feeder nurseries to build up an accurate baseline, smooth the jump to the KS1 curriculum, support ‘school readiness’ and match up the ELGs to your KS1 assessment system

Neil Farmer, Independent Early Years Adviser