Published

This page contains links to articles which have been published in magazines and newspapers, and links to blog posts.

Ofsted does not have a preferred style of teaching for early years.
A blog written for the National Association of Headteachers in response to the publication of Ofsted’s “Bold Beginnings” report on EYFS.

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An argument for discovery learning in early years classrooms.
The first of a series of blogs written with Peter Ford to address some of the myths and misconceptions around high quality EYFS provision.

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On curriculum objects and designing learning experiences for the early years and beyond.
The second in a series of blogs written with Peter Ford This blog considers the importance of real experience in developing children’s knowledge in the EYFS and Primary classroom.

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'Too often early years is seen through the prism of older phases'.
An article I wrote for the TES which highlights the unique nature of the Early Years Foundation Stage and the importance of professional dialogue.

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We must be open to dialogue.
An article I wrote for EYE magazine calling for a professional dialogue between EYFS professionals and Educators from other sectors.

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Language is not the only issue.
An article I wrote in response to Damian Hinds’ call for improved teaching of language in EYFS.

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