Venue: Services For Education, 3 Holt Court, Holt Street, Birmingham B7 4AX
During these half-day sessions, participants will:
- Update knowledge of current EYFS affairs and latest developments including the revised EYFS framework
- Consider pedagogical theories and approaches to help further understanding of how children learn in the EYFS
- Time to share ideas and network with other EYFS colleagues
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About the Adviser
Kathryn Pritchard graduated from Newman College in 2003. She began teaching in Early Years and soon became Early Years leader. She is currently Assistant Headteacher at a large primary school in south Birmingham and is responsible for Reading, Phonics, Early Years and KS1. This year, she is teaching in Reception, Year 1 and in the School Resource Base covering PPA and management time. She is also a deputy DSL.
In addition, Kathryn worked with the University of Nottingham to deliver SCITT training sessions and became an EYITT tutor for the EYQTS programme delivered by Services for Education. She has been an Early Years moderator since 2008 and has worked with many early years teachers across the city to moderate judgements towards the EYFS Profile. She has appeared on two episodes of Teachers TV when the new EYFS (2008) framework was being introduced and she worked with the National Assessment Agency in London to produce exemplification materials and supporting documents for the EYFS (2008) Profile. Kathryn also contributed to a BERA Early Childhood special interest group / TACTYC collaboration on a paper entitled, ‘Policy advice and future research agendas: Early Years.
Kathryn worked part time for Midland Mencap as a play worker and deputy playscheme leader for fourteen years. There, she looked after children who had a variety of medical, social, emotional and physical needs and she offered support for their families including their siblings.
In 2016/2017, Kathryn enjoyed her time with Services for Education on a secondment covering maternity leave. There, she lead a team of established and experienced moderators to deliver EYFSP training, moderation and school visits.
In her spare time, Kathryn enjoys reading, spending time with her family and friends, travelling, going to the cinema, exploring grand estates and stately homes and spending family weekends away in their campervan.
Kathryn is excited about working with Services for Education again this year.