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Early Years & Leadership Conference 2024

5th Feb 2024

Thursday 14 March - 9.15 to 16.30 

Kenn Centre, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE

Following the success of last years Early Years and Leadership Conference Day we shall be repeating this event as part of our Trust Leadership Network. We are fortunate to be joined by three speakers who are nationally recognised expertise in their field.


Greg Botrill
An experienced Early Years practitioner who is passionate about the role of ‘true play’. He is committed to enabling children to be at the centre of their own development and their learning.  Greg’s session will focus on play and the 3Ms: making conversation, mark making and maths.

Phillip Minns
Phil is a Senior HMI for Early Years. He has been both an Early Years Class Teacher, Headteacher, Local Authority Adviser and CEO.  He will be presenting research on the importance of the Prime Areas in the Early Years Curriculum and his session will draw on recent OFSTED research.

Rachel Higginson
Rachel has been in education for 25 years. Her aim is to support young people to develop the knowledge, skills and character to make a difference in the modern world. She is an experienced Senior Leader including central trust leadership, and her work experience spans across all settings EYFS-FE in both mainstream and Special Schools.  

Free to Trust schools and all maintained schools to attend the morning sessions.

£30per person (non Trust staff) to attend Greg Botrill’s afternoon session. 


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