Writing is a complex process that involves a range of skills and dispositions, it’s not really surprising that it’s one of the hardest Early Learning Goals to achieve!  In this interactive session Ruth will share a wealth of research and provide practical ideas to help staff develop effective, developmentally appropriate practice that will improve children’s writing.

Delegates will leave with a range of tools and ideas to support writing development for children aged 2-6 years.


Ruth Swailes

Ruth has more than 30 years’ experience working in Education as a teacher, headteacher, inspector and adviser.
Ruth is a SIP, Early Years Adviser and consultant nationally and internationally. She has taught throughout the primary range, but her passion is working with children aged 2-7.

Ruth is the lead author of the Oxford International Early Years curriculum and leads the training for schools in more than 40 different countries. She is co-author of the bestselling book, “Early Childhood Theories Today”, was named Nursery World Trainer of the Year in 2021 and ISC International Influencer in Education in 2022. Ruth is currently writing a book about curriculum development and a manifesto for Early Education.

Wednesday 16 October

Retford Education Centre


Delivered by:
Ruth Swailes

Free to Diverse Academies Trust staff
£75 for external delegates


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