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Why does professional learning matter in the early years sector?

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Why does professional learning matter in the early years sector? Following the launch of the Chartered College’s Early Childhood Hub, we will be joined by early years experts to discuss the potential impact of professional learning on early years education and development.  There will be an opportunity to share your questions and hear more about the resources available on the Hub to support early years practitioners.

The Early Childhood Hub has been developed by and with experts, including researchers and practising teachers.  

Panel of speakers will include Dr Catherine Gripton and Professor Dame Alison Peacock

Dr Catherine Gripton is Assistant Professor in the School of Education at the University of Nottingham.  She is a researcher in mathematics education and an experienced teacher educator.  Formerly, she was a teacher for 14 years, working with 3-7 year olds in a number of Nottingham schools.  Cath has a special interest in early childhood mathematics and has conducted research on early counting, patterning, spatial reasoning and professional learning. She is involved in the Early Childhood Mathematics Group (ECMG) and was on the mathematics working party for Birth to Five Matters.  Recently, she worked on the mathematics content for the government’s Early Years Professional Development Programme for practitioners working with 2-4 year olds in England.

Professor Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching, a Professional Body that seeks to raise teacher status through celebrating, supporting and connecting teachers to provide expert teaching and leadership.  Prior to joining the Chartered College, Dame Alison was Executive Headteacher of The Wroxham School in Hertfordshire.  Her career to date has spanned Primary, Secondary and advisory roles. She is an Honorary Fellow of Queens College Cambridge and UCL, a Visiting Professor of both the University of Hertfordshire and Glyndŵr University and a trustee for Big Change.  Her research is published in a series of books about Learning without Limits offering an alternative approach to inclusive school improvement.

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June 15, 2022
4:30 pm
- 5:30 PM
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