RRF conference this Saturday

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RRF conference this Saturday

Post by FEtutor » Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:28 pm

After a bit of dithering I've put my name down for the conference the day after tomorrow, so late bookings are possible if any message board readers are still thinking of it (or, as in my case, had forgotten the date). Past conferences have always been worthwhile!
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Post by Susan Godsland » Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:36 pm

Excellent decision, Joan :cool:

Look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

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Post by Debbie Hepplewhite » Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:30 pm

Thank you for those kind and encouraging words, Joan, see you there!

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Post by Debbie Hepplewhite » Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:52 pm

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/ ... of-phonics

What an inspiring conference we held today - thank you so much to everyone - organisers, contributors and everyone who attended.

It was really great, as well, to meet up with old friends and associates - and to make new friends too!

Nick Gibb rounded the event up just perfectly with a lively talk and a lively discussion at the end of it.

We have so much to thank Nick Gibb for regarding moving the country on to evidence-informed provision.

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Post by JAC » Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:59 am

I enjoyed the conference immensely, from Debbie's rousing beginning talk, to Nick Gibb's at the end, unusual to hear a politician who seemed to know what he was talking about. He even knows the right kind of questions to ask 6 year olds! I particularly liked that i was able to listen to all the speakers, and not feel I was missing out on anything, which is often the case with a conference programme that is overcrowded, speakers not given enough time, or doubled-up sessions with choices to be made. The chair of the conference was excellent, economical and precise with the introductions.
I can't think of anyway it could have been bettered really. Even the sandwiches were great.
Many thanks to the RRF.
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Post by maizie » Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:31 am

JAC wrote:Even the sandwiches were great
They were, weren't they Pam :grin:

Lovely day and lovely to put faces to names!

I'm hoping to get many of the talks up on the website ASAP in pdf form. The films will take a little longer...

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Post by FEtutor » Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:39 pm

A great conference once again - many thanks to all the organisers!
Like Pam I appreciated not having to choose between different topics, which always leaves me torn. I'm so glad the RRF did not sit on its laurels after the Rose Report: the speakers revealed how much variation in provision exists around the country - roll on the tipping point mentioned by one speaker - ?Nick Gibb. Re Scotland- it's like Clackmannanshire never happened!
Good to see friendly "old" faces and meet new ones that I look forward to meeting again.
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Post by john walker » Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:59 pm

On Saturday at the conference, my Bose headphones dropped out of my rucksack, probably in the dining area, though it could have been in the auditorium.
Apparently, someone made an announcement asking if anyone had lost them when I wasn't in the room. Does anyone have any knowledge of their whereabouts, please?
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Post by Susan Godsland » Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:38 pm

Prof. Greg Brooks attended the conference. He left some leaflets behind advertising his latest book:

Dictionary of the British English Spelling System.

You can purchase a copy in various formats but it's also available to view for free, online.

http://www.openbookpublishers.com/reader/325

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Re: RRF conference this Saturday

Post by Susan Godsland » Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:07 pm

Josie Mingay was one of the RRF conference speakers.
I am Literacy Leader at a large secondary school in South West London. Based in the SEN department, I deliver Literacy lessons to a wide range of students from Year 7 to 11 and co-ordinate a number of whole-school Literacy programmes across the school.
Illiteracy: What are we going to do about it?

https://josiemingay.wordpress.com/2015/ ... -about-it/

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