Westminster Education Forum

Early years education in England - the early learning goals, developing the workforce and the impact of Ofsted’s inspection framework

Morning, Wednesday, 15th January 2020

Central London

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


Keynotes:


  • 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.


Keynote Speakers

Susie Owen

Deputy Director, Early Years and Childcare, Department for Education

Dr Sara Bonetti

Associate Director, Early Years, Education Policy Institute

Keynote Speakers

Fatima Husain

Director, Children and Families (interim), NatCen Social Research

Dr Sara Bonetti

Associate Director, Early Years, Education Policy Institute

Susie Owen

Deputy Director, Early Years and Childcare, Department for Education

Chair

Rt Rev the Lord Bishop of St Albans

Speakers

Stella Ziolkowski

Director, Quality and Workforce Development, National Day Nurseries Association

Abi Brydon

Deputy Headteacher, William Harding School, Buckinghamshire

Daniel Sobel

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Inclusion Expert; Author and Speaker

Isabel Davis

Executive Headteacher, Peter Pan Teaching School Alliance, Bedfordshire and National Member and EYFS Representative, Teaching Schools Council

Tom McBride

Director of Evidence, Early Intervention Foundation

Michael Freeston

Director of Quality Improvement, Early Years Alliance

Dr James Hall

Associate Professor, Southampton Education School, University of Southampton

Ben Bradley MP

Member, House of Commons Education Select Committee

Julie Hyde

Director, Cache

Phil Minns

Specialist Adviser, Early Years and Primary, Ofsted