Bold Beginnings: A Free of Charge Briefing
Read the latest Ofsted Report about YR and consider its key recommendations.Download now
Our response to the report and its recommendations for YR.Read now
Join us for an Urgent Briefing and question Ofsted about ‘Bold Beginnings’.Attend
With the latest Ofsted Report ‘Bold Beginnings’ presenting such a narrow focus on reading, phonics, writing and maths in YR and a negative view of the validity of observational assessment – it is hard to see how this view of good and outstanding practice sits within the principles of the EYFS.
With this concern in mind, please join us in January for an Urgent Briefing when we will question Gill Jones, Deputy Director for Early Education and co-author of the report, about the focus of the recommendations. Gill is keen to join us to help clarify the background to the report and re-assure us that Ofsted will continue to look for a balanced approach.
During these briefings you will:
- Gain an Early Excellence perspective of the report Bold Beginnings
- Explore the tidal wave of reactions from the early years community
- Unpick the key issues and what is potentially damaging and/or misleading
- Question Ofsted to gain clarity about the importance of balance
- Understand whether, and how, Ofsted will refocus their Inspections of YR
Book before the end of term to avoid disappointment. Please can schools can be mindful of booking one place per setting.
Wednesday 10th January, 1.30pm – 3.30pm (Fully booked)
Thursday 8th February, 9.30am – 11.30am (Fully booked)
Thursday 8th February, 1.30pm – 3.30pm (Fully booked)
Thursday 18th January, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Tuesday 6th February, 10.30am – 12.30pm
You are welcome to arrive earlier to look around or work in the centre. The café is open for refreshments, please phone to book lunch.
Reception Teachers, EYFS Leaders, Senior Leaders and Consultants
Read an Extract from Amanda Spielman’s Speech, HMCI Annual Report 2017