This conference 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, Director of Early Years, Education Policy Institute - drawing on the findings of the Institute’s The Early Years Workforce in England report; and
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;
- Isabel Davis, EYFS Representative, Teaching Schools Council - on key challenges and opportunities for schools in the implementation of the early learning goals;
- Daniel Sobel, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Inclusion Expert; Author and Speaker - on concerns surrounding SEND provision and inclusion in the early years; and
- Dr Sue Allingham, Trustee, The British Association for Early Childhood Education - on the response of Early Education to the new early learning goals.
Further speakers include: Tom McBride, Early Intervention Foundation; Dr James Hall, University of Southampton; Abi Brydon, William Harding School, Buckinghamshire and Darren Northcott, NASUWT.
Price: £95 PLUS VAT
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