Morning, Wednesday, 15th January 2020
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar will look at the next steps for early years education in England - focusing on the forthcoming changes to early learning goals (ELGs), workforce development, and the impact of the new inspection framework.
The agenda in summary:
- Evaluation of the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile;
- Key findings from the early learning goals pilots;
- Changes to early years under the new inspection framework;
- Cutting workload, staff development, and support for the early years workforce; and
- Key policy priorities for early years education.
Keynote contributions and case studies
- Susie Owen, Deputy Director, Early Years and Childcare, Department for Education - on the way forward for policy;
- Phil Minns, Specialist Adviser, Early Years and Primary, Ofsted - on the impact of the new inspection framework;
- Dr Sara Bonetti, Associate Director, Early Years, Education Policy Institute - who will be discussing the findings of the Institute’s The Early Years Workforce in England report; and
- Fatima Husain, Director, Children and Families (Interim), NatCen Social Research - on the findings of the evaluation of the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile.
Speakers sharing particular areas of experience include:
- Michael Freeston, Director of Quality Improvement, Early Years Alliance - on the work of the Early Years Alliance to provide training for the workforce;
- Julie Hyde, Director, Cache - which is developing the new Education and Childcare T-Level, with discussion expected on its potential impact on raising standards of provision;
- Isabel Davis, EYFS Representative, Teaching Schools Council - on key challenges and opportunities for schools in the implementation of the early learning goals; and
- Daniel Sobel, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Inclusion Expert; Author and Speaker - on concerns surrounding SEND provision and inclusion in the early years.