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Enabling Successful Futures Early Years Conference 2016 Special Guest Speaker Robert Winston

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Early Years Conference 2016

Enabling Successful Futures Developing a Reflective & Impactful Pedagogy in an Increasingly Challenging Climate Audience Senior leaders, EYFS co-ordinators and practitioners working with children (birth-5yrs)

Benefits – Be inspired by influential thinkers and reflect on conditions for enabling successful learners. – Understand the changing national context and learn how we can navigate this to support effective practice and provision. – Explore how effective value driven pedagogy can be realised through day to day decisions, approaches and interactions.

The evidence of what children require to be successful and the implications of what happens if these needs are not met have never been more apparent. We are reminded daily of the consequences of inappropriate Early Years provision and the impact that this can have on children’s health, well-being, academic outcomes and life chances. We are also experiencing radical changes in the way that care and education are being organised, funded and held to account and although there are opportunities to benefit from more autonomy, there is a creeping downward pressure that can ultimately drive practice. More than ever, the children we work with need educators who are informed, reflective, and confident about providing a pedagogy that fully reflects and supports the reality of successful learning and development. This conference will provide a unique opportunity to explore these issues from highly informed and respected perspectives.

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Early Years Conference 2016

Welcome & Introductions Liz Marsden – Founder & CEO, Early Excellence


Morning Keynote ‘Being & Becoming – A Scientific Perspective’ Led by Robert Winston – Professor, Author, Scientist, Television Presenter & Politician


Robert will draw from his extensive research and knowledge of child development and the conditions for realising a high quality of life identifying the key aspects that should concern EYFS practitioners. His unique and renowned perspective will challenge, inform and motivate the conference, setting the context for how we think about enabling successful learners. 12.15pm Lunch Break Time to relax, enjoy a buffet lunch, look around the interactive environment and shop for books and resources.

Early Excellence Provocation ‘Professional Power – Informed, Confident & Critical Practitioners’ Led by Jan Dubiel – National Director, Early Excellence


Jan will focus on how we make decisions as early years practitioners and leaders, the importance of a value driven pedagogy and the danger of following distractions, gimmicks and mythologies uncritically. He will describe the responsibility that we have to children whilst acknowledging the changing national context and how we can utilise aspects of this to support effective practice and provision. 2.15pm Afternoon Keynote ‘Real Pedagogy for Real Children – Putting Principles into Practice’ Led by Kym Scott – Independent Early Years Consultant

Kym will explore how effective value driven pedagogy can be realised through day to day practice and provision. Drawing on her own experience as an educator and consultant she will demonstrate how everyday decisions, approaches and interactions can be shaped in order to empower and enable children as effective and successful learners.

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3.00pm Early Excellence Closing Remarks A Community for Change – Standing up for Children Led by Liz Marsden – Founder & CEO, Early Excellence

Early Years Conference 2016

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Liz will address the need for a strong, vocal and unified Early Years Community in a changing landscape of threats and possibilities. As the professionals responsible for establishing the conditions for life long success, she will reinforce the need to maintain a principled and value driven approach regardless of external structures. Close of Conference


North Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford Thursday 17th November 9.30am – 3.30pm Midlands The St Johns Hotel, Solihull Monday 28th November 9.30am – 3.30pm Follow Early Excellence and use the hashtag #EEXCONF16 to let everyone know you will be attending. Twitter @EarlyExcellence

South Early Excellence London Centre Tuesday 29th November, repeated Wednesday 30th November 9.30am – 3.30pm

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Price £200.00 (exc. VAT) per delegate. For EExBA 2016 and EExAT schools £150.00 (exc. VAT) per delegate.

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Early Years Conference 2016

Robert Winston Professor of Science & Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London

Jan Dubiel National Director, Early Excellence

Kym Scott Independent Consultant

Liz Marsden Founder & CEO, Early Excellence

Kym Scott works nationally and internationally, providing consultancy, training, workshops and keynote speeches on a number of subjects related to early years. Prior to starting her own consultancy business, she was a School Improvement Advisor for early years for 15 years, following a successful teaching and senior leadership career in London schools. Kym has co-authored a number of books including the widely acclaimed publication ‘A Place to Learn’ which has sold extensively both in this country and overseas.

Liz Marsden is the Founder & CEO of Early Excellence. She is an inspirational leader who cares deeply about the quality of young children’s education. Prior to establishing Early Excellence, Liz worked as a teacher in Early Years and KS1 and held senior roles as Deputy, Headteacher, LA Advisor and Inspector. She is a highly experienced consultant and trainer in Early Years and KS1.

Keynote Speaker Profiles

‘A fantastic day! It was great to be in the company of like minded colleagues. Inspiring keynote speakers – I learned so much and I am excited to take this back to the whole school.’

Having trained as an Early Years specialist, Jan worked as a YN, YR and Y1 teacher. Following roles Lord (Robert) Winston is a doctor, as an Early Years Consultant and scientist and politician. A seasoned Senior Adviser, he was appointed by and popular television presenter, QCA to lead the Foundation Stage Lord Winston wrote and presented Superhuman, The Secret Life of Twins, Profile and had national responsibility for its implementation and moderation. Child of Our Time and the BAFTA Jan has developed a national Award winning The Human Body. and international reputation as Robert has extensive academic a conference speaker, consultant experience of developmental biology at Imperial College London and brings and trainer and he has written widely on different aspects of Early Years expert, research-based knowledge pedagogy. His first book Effective to our understanding of child Assessment in the EYFS was development and early learning. published by SAGE in 2014 and he has been deeply involved in the development of EExBA and EExAT.

Sarah Selleck Christ Church CE Primary, London

‘Loved it! Totally inspired – fire in the belly.’ Angela Newbrook Valley View Primary School, Leeds

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Early Years Conference 2016