Review of Mathematics Teaching in Early Years Settings and Primary Schools. Interim report.
The Review of Mathematics Teaching in Early Years Settings and Primary Schools, chaired by Sir Peter Williams, was announced by the Secretary of State on the 10 July 2007. The Review has looked at the available evidence on specific areas in mathematics education and has proposed recommendations for a way forward, all with an aim of raising standards in mathematics education. This, the interim report, published on 19 March 2008, presents the review panel’s current thinking and makes preliminar
NALDIC ITTSEAL: Supporting bilingual children in the early years
A resource for initial teacher educators, school based mentors and other practitioners to introduce student practitioners to the needs of young bilingual children in the early years. This collection presents an overview of the complexities involved, examines play as a vehicle for learning in general and especially for learning a new language, and highlights the critical role of monolingual and bilingual practitioners in young children’s additional language development.
Independent Review of Mathematics Teaching in Early Years Settings and Primary Schools. Final Report
This is the final report of the Review of Mathematics Teaching in Early Years Settings and Primary Schools, chaired by Sir Peter Williams. This extensive review was announced by the Secretary of State on the 10 July 2007 and the final report sets out the review’s conclusions in light of an extensive period of information and evidence gathering. The review follows, and is complementary to, the Rose Review of teaching of early reading, and will complement Sir Jim Rose’s review of the whole pr
Early Reading and Initial Teacher Training: conference for ITT providers
The TDA 'Early Reading and Initial Teacher Training:conference for ITT providers' was held on Tuesday 7th October at the Business Design Centre in London and was attended by delegates from ITT from across the country. The aims of the day were fivefold and included the opportunity to hear Sir Jim Rose give early feedback from the Independent Primary Review, to receive feedback from the Ofsted survey of early reading and 'to consult over the further support to be offered by the TDA and the Primary
Ensuring the Best Start in Life: Targeting versus Universality in Early Childhood Development
This is a research paper published by the Institute for Research on Public Policy – an independent Canadian national non-profit organisation. This report identifies the strategies for enhancing the development of vulnerable children in Canada and focusing on early intervention programmes. The report explores four policy issues influencing early childhood education centres in Canada. The report is supplemented by American findings of initiatives involved in providing early childhood care.
Play and Learning in Early Education: New Evidence
On Wednesday 12th November an event was held in the Jubilee Room of the House of Commons organised by TACTYC (Training, Advancement and Co-operation in Teaching Young Children) and the Vicky Hurst Trust, and hosted by Annette Brook MP. The purpose was to share new evidence concerning play and early education, which, as the invitation stated, is "an important aspect of children's lives which must feature substantially in the development of policy and practice".
'Improving Competences for the 21st Century: an Agenda for European Cooperation on Schools' and ‘C
On December 6th 2008 the Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE) announced the publication of two forward-looking documents on schools and schooling by the European Commission and the European Council. These are 'Improving Competences for the 21st Century: an Agenda for European Cooperation on Schools' published by the European Commission, and ‘Council Conclusions on preparing young people for the 21st century: an agenda for European cooperation on schools' produced by the European
Enhancing the communication learning environment of an early years unit
This research paper, presented at BERA 2001, reports on an action research project in which a group of teachers, nursery nurses and teaching assistants worked with an Open University consultant, Melanie Nind, to improve the language and communication provision in an early years unit. The project took an inclusive approach, rather than starting with a deficit model, through which the learning environment was enriched for all children. The development and evaluation of changes was guided by the co
TDA Standards Case Study: Group observation and discussion of model lessons in early training
A case study charting the experiences of trainees on a secondary PGCE programme in science, including the ways in which the provider tailored provision to provide opportunities for trainees to carry out group observation and discussion of model lessons in early training.
Transforming Teacher Education: Redefined Professionals for 21st Century Schools
This report focuses on teacher education and was commissioned by ‘The International Alliance of Leading Education Institutes’, which is made up of nine leading institutions from around the world. The report suggests ways to improve the preparation and quality of teachers for the economic and social changes taking place in the world by pooling the experience of the institutes in the Alliance and examining the literature available.
TDA Standards case study: Phonics and Early Reading
A case study charting the experiences of trainees on a primary undergraduate programme, including the ways in which the provider tailored provision to support trainees' in the teaching of phonics.
SCITT / EBITT Early Reading Workshop
In March and April 2009 the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) held a series of workshops for delegates from School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) consortia, and Employment Based Initial Teacher Training (EBITT). The purpose of these workshops was to enable delegates to work with colleagues to share opportunities and challenges for provision, in the light of the Rose Review, and current national priorities for Initial Teacher Training (ITT).
2006 Childcare and Early Years Providers Surveys - Nursery Schools & Primary schools with nursery a
This review includes two research reports published by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) based on surveys conducted by BMRB (British Market Research Bureau) during 2006. They are based on data collected on childcare and early years provision and its workforce.
Your child, your schools, our future: building a 21st century schools system
The latest education white paper, 'Your child, your schools, our future: building a 21st century schools system', was published on 30 June. Within this, the Government describes reforms to meet the ‘challenges and changes' facing schools, and how these build on the developments of the last 12 years; included within these are changes to the curriculum, school partnerships, leadership and responsibilities.
Independent Review of Mathematics Teaching in Early Years Settings and Primary Schools
On the 17th June 2008, Sir Peter Williams launched his final report on the Independent Review of Mathematics Teaching in Early Years Settings and Primary Schools. He produced a number of recommendations of ways to address the future needs of all young learners of mathematics.
Your child, your schools, our future: building a 21st century school system
This is a government white paper which outlines new policies and proposed changes to legislation relating to many aspects of the English education system. It is a report aimed at all stakeholders involved in the school system, and seems to be particularly directed towards parents.
Fade or flourish: how primary schools can build on children’s early progress
The resource is a report which is the final stage of an ongoing project at the Social Market Foundation (supported by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and the Sutton Trust). It explores the contribution of good quality pre-school experience to improving the life chances of disadvantaged children and their families. The paper sets out a review of the evidence and best-practice in primary schools with a particular emphasis on the needs of those children who are most vulnerable to falling behind thei
Teachers TV Early Years Week
Teachers TV has a week of programming focusing on Early Years, w/c 17 May. Included in the schedule are two new programmes: "Children's Centre Leadership - Child Poverty" explores the range of strategies employed by a Children's Centre to alleviate child poverty, and "Professional Knowledge - The Montessori Method", which looks at how a primary school has introduced Montessori methods for Early Years and Key Stage 1.
"It would have been nice to know about that piece of software!" Preparing Early Years Practitioners
The resource is a report on a TDA funded research project comparing Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) student-teachers’ and Primary student-teachers’ confidence with and knowledge of ICT appropriate for use in school.
ATEE Spring University 2010 - Teacher of the 21st Century: Quality Education for Quality Teaching
The ATEE Spring University 2010 was hosted by the University of Latvia, Riga on 7th-8th May 2010. The suggested sub-theme of the conference was research understanding, self-evaluation and evaluation of educational achievements.