“TACTYC’s conferences have a different feel, as they attract participation from across the sector. All are welcomed, and a sense of belonging created”.
"TACTYC’s conferences are very accessible, enable broad participation across the sector, and are a great opportunity to listen and learn."Another successful conference - brilliant reviews and excellent speakers. Something different from past conferences but equally worthwhile. You'll be able to read all about it here soon when we have completed the evaluations. 2017 AGM Papers can be found here.
BIG CHANGES FOR TACTYC
- Over recent months the Executive Committee has been undertaking a governance review, working with consultants to consider the organisation's aims, membership, activities, responsibilities and structures. Members agreed at the 2017 AGM to approve going for charitable status. We will be starting this process soon.
- Three spaces on the Exec were filled - see Chair's Report - and we will be inviting co-optees soon.
- As part of our thinking, we undertook a membership consultation project which makes interesting and informative reading. This is ongoing so do respond when you can.
LATEST NEWS ...Long term TACTYC supporter, Professor Margaret Clark, is still influencing policy in UK and internationally through her articles on reading and phonics. See her latest publication here.
LATEST REFLECTIONS PAPERThe latest Reflections is Jaime-Lee King's submission which was a runner-up for the best student paper award. Graduating from the University of Chichester, Jaime-Lee asks us to consider neurodiversity as part of a child's unique way of being.
OH NO! Baseline looks like returning!We are disappointed that the English government has not listened to the views of early years practitioners and researchers and seems set to repeat its costly and misguided attempts to reintroduce a commercially run baseline assessment scheme in reception. More here.
NEW MEMBER PROFILERead here all about Viki Veale - a very enthusiastic member of TACTYC, who responded to our appeal at the Conference for more Member Profiles. Do remember to send yours to Janet
OCCASIONAL PAPER 10 now onlineJulian Grenier has written an excellent new paper which you'll find here entitled: ‘Collaborative quality improvement’ – a way forward for England’s maintained nursery schools? in which explores one possible future for nursery schools: as the leaders of quality improvement for the whole of the early years sector in England.
STUDENT REFLECTIONS AWARD - read the winning entry hereCongratulations to Emma Bailey (winner), Jaime-Lee King and Amy Perkins (runners up) for their thought-provoking papers entered for the TACTYC Student Reflections Award.
TACTYC IS FOR EVER(EY)ONE - Join now!We are always seeking new members with a range of early years skills and talents - why not join us today and be part of this dynamic Association? Membership Application form here.
A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY ...
There is a discussion-based training day on 'Quality in Diversity - A Child's Journey' in Oxford on 2nd November, 2017, at the King's Centre, Oxford. To book, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/quality-in-diversity-in-early-years-training-tickets-32497819854