Sarah Cope
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  • Ruth Swailes
    Ruth Swailes

    Ruth has almost 30 years’ experience working in education as a Headteacher, Inspector, Consultant, Improvement Advisor and Moderator in several Local Authorities.

    Ruth currently works as a School Improvement Advisor in Leicester City, as an Early Years Advisor on the Wirral and as a private consultant nationally and internationally. She has taught throughout the primary age range in the UK, but her passion is working with children aged 2-7.

    Ruth is the lead author of the Oxford International Early Years curriculum for 2-6 year olds and leads on the training for schools and settings using the curriculum in more than 40 different countries. She is co-author of the bestselling book,
    ‘Early Childhood Theories Today’ and was named Nursery World Trainer of the Year in 2021 and an International Influencer in Education in 2022 by ISC research.

    Ruth writes for several educational publications as well as Yorkshire Bylines newspaper. Ruth is currently writing a book about curriculum development with Dr. Aaron Bradbury.


Zoom Session
Zoom Session


Thu 26 Sep 2024


09:30 - 12:30

What You Need to Know About Reception

Focus: Leadership and Management
For: EYFS leaders and headteachers


I think it’s good but…

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about EYFS but were too afraid to ask!

This session is for leaders who may not have much experience of working in EYFS or experienced leaders who want to refresh and develop their understanding of effective pedagogy.

The session will cover statutory legal requirements and bust some of the myths that have developed around the EYFS.  We will explore the purpose of the learning environment in supporting children’s leaning and talk about effective pedagogy for young children, why it looks different from Key Stage 1 and what makes the greatest difference to young children’s learning.

Director’s Note:

This is a no-brainer. Get your EYFS leader booked on and get yourself booked on. Maybe your deputy too? Ruth is phenomenal.

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