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Early years and primary education conference

Date: Wednesday 10 January 2018
Venue: Sheffield Institute of Education

This full day of activities is designed to support teachers, educators and researchers in primary and early year's settings. The conference provides you and your staff with an opportunity to draw on specialist knowledge and the chance to network with schools across the region.

Registration for this event is now closed

Programme for the day




8:30 - 9am Registration and refreshments Charles Street, 
main entrance,
ground floor
9.15 - 10am Welcome - Professor Samantha Twiselton, director of Sheffield Institute of Education

Keynote - Dame Alison Peacock, Chartered College of Teaching
Lecture theatre,
10-10.45am Panel discussion Lecture theatre,
10.50 - 11:10am Refreshments Charles Street,
ground floor
11.15 - 12.15pm Workshop one - choose from a selection Charles Street
12.15-1pm Lunch Charles Street,
ground floor
1.15 - 2.15pm Workshop two - choose from a selection Charles Street
2.30 - 3.30 pm Workshop three - choose from a selection Charles Street
3.30pm Close


Keynote speaker - Dame Alison Peacock, Chartered College of Teaching

Professor Dame Alison Peacock is Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching. The Chartered College opened membership in January 2017 and aims to provide a professional body ‘by teachers, for teachers’. Prior to joining the Chartered College, Dame Alison was Executive Headteacher of The Wroxham School in Hertfordshire. Her career to date has spanned primary, secondary and advisory roles. She is a member of the Royal Society's Education Committee, a trustee of Teach First, a Visiting Professor of the University of Hertfordshire and a columnist for TES. In March 2015, Alison was appointed by the Department for Education as a member of the Commission on Assessment Without Levels and she is author of Assessment for Learning without Limits.

Conference fee

A delegate fee of £50 per place is applicable. Alumni of Sheffield Hallam and NQTs are eligible to a 50% discount, quoting 50OFF when the online booking opens.

Schools who have offered placements for SHU ITT trainees during this academic year are entitled to a free place using the code VIPFREE.


The venue for the event is Sheffield Institute of Education, which provides state-of-the-art facilities and collaborative space for our students, academics and partners.

Sheffield Institute of Education
Charles Street Building
Charles Street
S1 2NH

Contact us

For more information contact the events team at or call on 0114 225 5340.

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This year's sponsor Randstad Education

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Randstad Education has been helping teachers and support staff to find jobs for over twenty years. They find immediate cover for over 2,500 schools each week, and their supply teachers support more than 135,000 children every day.

Randstad Education's mission is to shape the world of education by raising standards and contributing to safe learning environments through recruiting qualified professionals. They pride themselves on actively influencing a better educational future for generations to come.

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Learn Sheffield is a not for profit schools company which is focussed on school improvement and owned by Sheffield’s schools and colleges (who own 80%) in partnership with Sheffield City Council (who own 20%)

We will support a school-led system to deliver improvement through partnerships, and improve outcomes for the children and young people of Sheffield. Learn Sheffield aims to strengthen city-wide partnership work, both within sectors and between them.

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