Early Years Conference 2018 -

Date: Thursday 01 Mar 2018 – Friday 02 Mar 2018

Location:Marriott Hotel, Kingfisher Way, Huntingdon PE29 6FL

This year we are delighted to have two internationally renowned keynote speakers who will deliver higher level presentations in the morning. This will be followed by two workshops of your choice in the afternoon.

This year’s keynote speakers are:

Jean Gross (CBE) is an education expert who has led many national initiatives aimed at improving the learning, attainment and wellbeing of disadvantaged children and those with special educational needs.

Jean is committed to “making a difference for children and young people who don’t have much going for them in their lives.” She is interested in providing advice and support to those who share this commitment and are working at a strategic level to make change happen for children.

Jean’s keynote: Resilient children

In her keynote Jean will explore the magic trio of factors that enable these children to succeed against the odds. She will describe ways in which practitioners can help children develop the personal strengths needed to cope with challenges, hardship or adversity, becoming great early learners who can ‘bounce back’ after struggles and setbacks.

Penny Tassoni is a well-known education consultant, author and trainer who specialises in the whole spectrum of learning and play. Penny has written over 30 books many of which are best sellers in the sector. Penny is a sought after speaker both in the UK and internationally where she has worked in Istanbul, China and Japan.

Penny’s keynote: Reducing Educational Disadvantage

In her keynote Penny will analyse and explore how we can reduce educational disadvantage reflecting the subject of her latest professional book ‘Reducing Educational Disadvantage’ which received the ERA Award for Early Years 2017.

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