Early years education in England - the early learning goals, developing the workforce and the impact of Ofsted’s inspection framework
This seminar will look at the next steps for early years education in England - focusing on early learning goals, workforce development, and the impact of the new inspection framework.
The conference will be an opportunity to examine findings in the independent evaluation of the early years assessment pilot, which is currently being conducted by the Education Endowment Foundation and whose report on the initial pilots in 25 schools of the revised early learning goals is expected to be published in the Autumn.
It takes place in the context of the Education Policy Institute's The Early Years Workforce in England report, which identified immediate and long term recruitment problems - including in hiring well qualified staff and an ageing workforce - as well as that a large proportion of those working in the sector are struggling financially and the presence of a gender imbalance, with the workforce remaining largely female.
With the report finding that many of those working in the profession have low qualification levels which can affect the quality of provision, delegates will discuss how this can be addressed and the likely impact of the introduction of the new Education and Childcare T-Level from September 2020 on the profession as it is developed.