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There are three exciting projects running from January 2019, hosted by the University of Chichester. Participation in a work group is free!

Enhancing Y5/6 mathematics learning through STEM engagement
STEM learning has the potential to bring mathematics to life… come and join this project, based in the new Tech-park, to discover and share ideas about how to put this into practice. Workshop participation requires 1.5 days in University (one teacher and up to 4 pupils per school) and three 2 hour twilight sessions for teachers.
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Y5-8 Continuity
A seamless transition between primary and secondary school mathematics helps to ensure progress… this project is an opportunity to share and develop best practice cross-phase. Workshops consist of four 2 hour twilight sessions and a cross-phase visit.
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Y5-8 Continuity (with a Multiplicative Reasoning focus)
Multiplicative Reasoning (MR) is noted to trip some children up when they get to GCSE… how do we ensure that strong foundations are laid in KS2 and built on effectively in KS3? Join this project to find out! Workshops consist of four 2 hour twilight sessions and a cross-phase visit.
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If you are interested in joining any of these work groups please contact Karen to secure your place. Email: k.nanson@chi.ac.uk or Tel: 01243 812103


Annual Early Years Conference 2019 - Thurday 6 June 
Nurture, Enjoyment & Success through Enabling Environments 

We are delighted to announce that internationally recognised learning environments expert Elizabeth Jarman will be the key note speaker at this year’s Annual Early Years Conference. Founder of the Communication Friendly Spaces™ Approach, Elizabeth Jarman is passionate about learning environments. As an International Speaker, she focuses on the importance of making confident and informed choices about spaces for children and teachers to learn in. Sharing highly visual research, Elizabeth inspires audiences to question their own thinking and to be bold in their aspirations for learners.
Elizabeth will be sharing her passion with us: “We need to challenge historical stereotypes around the way that environments have traditionally been set up for children, based on what we know now about brain development, language acquisition, child development and attachment theory. It’s time for a re-think!”

Workshop choices include

Key note speaker reflections This workshop will provide time and opportunity for professional dialogue linking to your own personal practice. This forum will allow you to share thoughts and ideas raised in the key note presentation with colleagues and other professionals to consider how you could develop practice in your setting/ school.
Creating friendly environments for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder Creating inclusive learning environments and spaces for children with ASD can be challenging and daunting for practitioners in the Early Years. This interactive workshop will provide practitioners with ideas and practical examples of how to use space to enhance learning and emotional safety for children with ASD.
Creating positive environments for children who have English as an additional language Adults in the early years play a key role in teaching and supporting young children’s bi/multilingual language development. This workshop will consider how educators can create emotionally safe learning environments that enable children with EAL to thrive. Practical ideas and strategies to enable effective interactions and communication that promote learning will be shared.
Makaton Introduction Find out about a language programme that uses signs and symbols to help people communicate in this introduction to Makaton. The workshop will be run by a Makaton trainer and as a taster it could inspire you to complete Makaton training in the future.
Developing effective key person approach in nursery settings and reception classes This workshop will explore links between attachment theory and the key person approach. Good practice models will be highlighted and there will be opportunities to discuss your practice; challenges and potential for development.

Conference venue: University of Chichester, Bognor Regis Campus, Upper Bognor Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 1HR.
Book through the online store: http://store.chi.ac.uk/
Queries: ProfessionalLearning@chi.ac.uk
Cost*: £80 per person (Early Bird cost of £70 if you book a place before 3rd May). All UniCAT staff benefit from a 10% discount on bookings from 3rd May onwards. £60 per person for Alumni.

*Registrations cancelled less than 30 days before the event will be eligible for full conference fees.

Please click here for details of all available workshops.


Annual ‘Modern Foreign Languages’ Conference 2019 - Wednesday 19 June

This one-day conference offers an excellent opportunity for primary and secondary teachers of languages to gain ideas and strategies for the classroom. Whether you are new to teaching or leading languages at your school, or an established teacher looking for fresh ideas, this conference is for you. It offers wide choice of workshops from great range of presenters.

As ever, the conference presents an affordable option for local high-quality CPD.  Attendees at the 2018 conference commented: ‘amazing’, ‘very informative’, ‘inspirational’, ‘great value for money’, ‘fantastic’.

Please click here for the full conference programme, including details of all available workshops.

Please ensure you have read the full conference programme and chosen your workshops before you commence the booking process. Bookings should be made via the Online Store

Cost: £100 per person (Early bird cost of £80 if you book before 18 May).