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Ben reflects on how to begin developing a sequenced curriculum. 

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You've made your application, written your cover letter, and been asked to attend an interview. Now it's time to sell yourself so that no one else stands a chance! 

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Ben has written a couple of articles to support NQTs (or an experienced teacher) when they are applying for a new job. The first one takes a closer look at the 'covering letter'. 

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Ben gets us thinking about what we are observing and who we are observing for. 

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On Friday 10th January, Ben traveled up to Stratford to attend the Newham Early Years conference, which is now in its 5th year! Here are his notes from the event. 

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We were delighted to welcome Nancy Stewart, early years teacher, consultant and trainer, to give one of the Keynote talks at TEC 2.  Read Ben's summary of her talk and watch it from the link provided. 

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As we reach the half way point of the school year, and plans to support children who will be moving on to Year 1 will be well underway, Ben looks back at his own experiences of using a play-based learning approach in Year 1 and how it can support transition for children moving on from Reception, and as they journey on towards Year 2.

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At our second Tapestry Education Conference (TEC 2) in November 2019 we held three table-top discussions led by members of the Early Years community. The theme was Reflecting on Curriculum Changes and we were joined by colleagues from the Tapestry team to scribe for each workshop. Here, Ben records the conversation led by Dr Jen Colwell, Educational Researcher, assessor and trainer, on ‘Reflective Practice and Approaching New Policy Documents.’  

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