ORIM Network Meeting on 3 May 2016, University of Sheffield – Further Details

We are now taking bookings for the next ORIM Network event, to take place on Tuesday, 3 May 2016, at the University of Sheffield, 1pm-4pm (Booking form). The aims of the event are

  • To enable Early Years teachers and practitioners to share ORIM and REAL approaches to Early Learning and update on what is happening nationally, and
  • To enable Professor Cathy Nutbrown to  meet colleagues and to comment on recent developments in the ORIM research work.


1.00pm to 1.30pm: Meet at the Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS) building (location map) for a light lunch.

1.30pm to 2.00pm: Professor Cathy Nutbrown will talk about how the ORIM framework is
being adapted and what the latest research tells us about its impact.

2.00pm to 3.00pm: Three short presentations about how the ORIM framework is being
interpreted to impact on children’s learning:

  • REAM (Raising Early Achievement in Mathematics) in Blackpool by Alison Marron and Donna Thorpe
  • Home Visiting Training and Development in Peterborough by Kim Neilson and Annie Hornsby
  • ORIM and Music – DFE project with The Blue Coat School and Oldham Music Service by Kay Davies.

3.00pm to 3.30pm: Knowledge Sharing as a group – please bring along examples of what
you are doing.

3.30pm to 4.00pm
: Networking and joining in the research project.

Unfortunately travel expenses cannot be reimbursed but attendance can be acknowledged with a letter from Professor Nutbrown for CPD recognition.

If you would like to attend please complete the Booking form and return to Karen Kitchen (K.Kitchen@sheffield.ac.uk) as soon as possible. Everyone is welcome.

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ORIM Newsletter Issue 3 (January 2016) now available.

Click here to read! [pdf]

Upcoming events

Oldham Neighbourhood Hub Event
Thursday 25 February 2016

Places are limited and will be allocated on a “first come, first served basis”
To book your place, please email Alison Whitmore on AWhitmore@ncb.org.uk

Are you interested in running a Making it REAL project in your area?
Then why not attend our Making it REAL Neighbourhood Hub events? This is a unique opportunity to share the knowledge, experience and achievements of the Peterborough Making it REAL project, and to explore how a project can be developed in your area. There will also be a choice of workshops, and information about using the Early Years Pupil Premium funding to support REAL activity.