At the 2021 Priestley event, Dame Rachel de Souza, the Children’s Commissioner for England, set out her recommendations for support across key areas: families, health and well-being, schools, communities, career pathways and children in care. All of these efforts point us towards the better world this generation want to create following the 'Big Ask' survey.
The Leadership in Early Years Education RIG held an online symposium on Thursday 22 April 2021. We welcomed three fantastic speakers to the event, bringing local, national and perspectives to an exploration of storytelling as part of early years leadership. The symposium focused on how we could use one of the oldest tools in human communication – stories – in order to get our message across as a sector, whether that is to the wider public, the families we serve or policy-makers.
Our speakers were:
- Jacqueline Lamb, CEO of Indigo Childcare Group, Glasgow
- Dr Valerie Daniel, nursery school head teacher and EY advocate
- Nichole Leigh Mosty, EY director turned Icelandic politician
The second online symposium for the Leadership in Early Years Education research interest group (under BELMAS) was held on Tuesday 19th Jan 2021. Entitled Early Years: Finding our Voice, the event focused on the challenge of making ourselves better heard in society and policy. The resources provided here may be of interest to educational leaders, learners and academics, particularly those whose work concerns early years education. This video shows the talks given by:
- Aaron Bradbury-Coffey, academic, author and campaigner for the early years in England
- Taneshia Thompson, nursery manager in the London Early Years Foundation
- Ellen Dektar, advocate and policy influencer for childcare in Alameda County in California.
Along with some of the resulting discussion. Twitter: @ey_leadership
The relaunched Leadership in Early Years Education research interest group (under BELMAS) recently held an online symposium: Early Years Leadership in a Post-Covid World. The resources provided here may be of interest to educational leaders, learners and academics, particularly those whose work concerns early years education.
These videos show the talks given by:
- Julian Grenier, headteacher of Sheringham Nursery, working with the DfE on EYFS reforms
- Sharon Quamie, baby room leader at the New Cross Nursery, part of the London Early Years Foundation
- Professor Julie Nicholson from Mills College CA, trauma-informed practice specialist
who share their views and experiences of the Covid crisis in the sector. Twitter: @ey_leadership