NaPTEC Annual Conference 2018
(now completed, details for next year coming soon)

Whatever happened to the broad and balanced primary curriculum?

Whatever happened to the broad and balanced primary curriculum?

St Hugh’s College, St. Margaret’s Rd, OXFORD OX2 6LE
Friday 21st September (Lunch from 1pm for 2pm start)
Saturday 22nd September (close with lunch at 1pm)

Tony Eaude

Tony Eaude

Richard Dunne

Richard Dunne

The NaPTEC conference of 2018 explores the ways in which the primary curriculum, as experienced in many schools, needs to be broadened and deepened in order to serve the needs of children growing up today. The afternoon sessions will begin at 1.30 with James Noble-Rogers Chief Executive, UCET, providing updates to the sector on current policy agendas. The rest of the afternoon will be led by Tony Eaude, researcher, author and consultant, whose invaluable contributions to previous NaPTEC conferences have been universally well received. 

See for a link to some of Tony’s work and publications, including his latest book ‘Developing the expertise of primary and elementary classroom teachers -professional learning for a changing world’ published by Bloomsbury in 2018

Contributors on Saturday include Richard Dunne, head teacher of Ashley CofE Primary School in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, an Ofsted 'Outstanding School’ with over 500 children aged 4-11

The school teaches through enquiries of learning, big questions providing the focus for each half-term's learning. The children play a lead role in running the school's sustainability projects: monitoring the school's energy; measuring water and food waste every lunchtime; growing organic fruit and veg in the school grounds and looking after the bees! Richard has established a set of Harmony principles inspired by the Prince of Wales's book 'Harmony, a new way of looking at the world' that references how principles of Nature can guide all learning. This work is now shared widely in schools and teacher training colleges in the UK and around the world.

A Providers’ Symposium gives all delegates and committee members of NaPTEC an opportunity to showcase their work and to share their experiences and good practice. Short papers, presentations and posters are welcomed. Further details of the varied sessions on Saturday will be published in subsequent versions of this flyer.

Prices have been held at last year’s level. NaPTEC conferences are always most positively evaluated as a very informative and inspirational start of each academic year. In the beautiful surroundings of St Hughs College, Oxford, there is time to network with colleagues from the sector. NaPTEC’s events are attended by teacher educators from schools, SCITTs and universities. 

NaPTEC is a not for profit organisation, run by the sector, for the sector. Its sole source of funding is from events, and committee members give their time willingly as volunteers.  Further information about NaPTEC can be found at:


Single delegate £310
Second and subsequent delegates from an institution*  £280
Non resident,  Friday afternoon or Saturday morning sessions: £120 per session

*The reduced fee as a second delegate can include schools in university partnerships. Please note the institution to which you are affiliated if claiming a discount. The full conference fees include all food and refreshments, including a superb dinner, and B+B (en suite, single bed) in the elegant surroundings of St Hugh’s College. For further information on the facilities at St Hughs, see


You can either book using the form below or you can download the CONFERENCE FLYER, complete it offline and return via email. Bookings will be ackowledged within 24 hours.

Please note that it is only possible to guarantee a limited number of car parking spaces at St Hugh’s. You are encouraged to car share where more than one person is attending from an institution. The railway station in Oxford is a quick taxi/ bus ride from the college. There is also an excellent Park and Ride service to the north of the city, which has overnight facilities and a bus service which stops close to St Hugh’s. 

There is also ample on street parking, but subject to 2 hour restrictions during the day.  For further information please see

If you have any questions or comments, please email


NaPTEC Spring Seminar
(now completed, details for next year coming soon)

Friday, 23rd March 2018 10am to 4pm at University of Worcester

They're Talking; Who's Listening

Wellbeing and Children's Voices

They’re Talking; Who’s listening?

Wellbeing and children’s voices

Friday 23rd   March 2018  arrival 10am for 10.30 start. Close by 4pm
Location: University of Worcester, St John's Campus (directions)
Delegate fee £50 including lunch + refreshments

NaPTEC are pleased to announce the details of the spring seminar, organised in partnership with UCET. This event is for all teachers and teacher educators in the primary phase with an interest in teacher development. This is the second event held at the University of Worcester, following the 2017 seminar which was very well received. The event is held on City Campus, which is convenient for Foregate station in the centre of Worcester. 




Children’s voices will be heard as pupils from Hollymount School (Worcestershire Education Award winner – Best Primary School 2016-17) contribute to the seminar by explaining how they have been involved in school improvement and review..



James Noble Rogers,
Chief Executive, UCET

James will provide a national perspective for teacher educators, including the government review of QTS status and its implications for recruitment and retention of teachers.


David Reedy,
Schools Director, CPRT

works as an independent consultant, as well as being a Schools Director for Cambridge Primary Review Trust. He is also the past president and current secretary of the United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA).David’s talk is entitled ‘Hearing Children’s Voices: What does listening to children in school really entail?’


Suzanne Allies,
Lecturer, University of Worcester

Suzanne has a passion for supporting the mental health of students, children and teachers. She is qualified in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and has taught mindfulness to children for many years.  


Registration can be made by completing an online form or be downloading a form and returning it by post: