Our professional development events offer the latest national initiatives, best practice and innovative, inspirational learning. Nationally renowned keynote speakers and respected experts tackle the questions that really matter, delivering to delegates practical tools and essential knowledge to take back to their schools and settings.

By attending our events and learning from leading experts, sharing and debating ideas and networking with peers, delegates are supported in their drive to raise standards, improve whole school performance and create better outcomes for children and young people.

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Early Years DSL Conference

21 and 23 June 2022


Spread virtually across 2 evenings, this conference includes talks from Bill Say, our Australian trained Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience working within the drug, alcohol, and mental health sectors. Day 2 will consist of workshops around the importance of safeguarding in the early years sector.

Safeguarding is everybody’s business. The conference will support Early Years safeguarding leads in improving knowledge, skills and confidence, keeping up to date and ensuring compliance with the latest frameworks, and providing access to a range of examples of best practice across a range of challenging agendas. We also have an early years provider sharing good practice and experience of how to keep a child safe in school.

Suitable for: DSL'S , Deputy DSL,S, Early Years Practitioners, Safeguarding leads.

Headteacher Summer Briefing

There will be updates from Sarah Wilkins, Director of Early Help and Education, Early Years, Inclusion and Education Place Planning and WCF Leaders and Managers. Items to include Mental Health in Schools, Supporting Inclusion, Early Years and the Professional Development Programme, the Education White Paper as well as an update regarding Worcestershire SEND Accelerated Progress Plan.

28th June 9:30am - 12:30pm

Cost - free

28th June 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Delegate Feedback 

“Good presentations, very clear messages and have led me to act on some of the issues today”.

“This was an excellent range of speakers and just the right length for their presentations - the speakers who do this for a living, were engaging, knowledgeable and interesting.  Even if covered before, it is always really helpful to hear the messages again from respected professionals who inform our practice.  Each time we hear them, we will have had other cases in our schools, which we can relate the new knowledge to”.


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