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Introducing books to your baby and young child

It was an honour to write this booklet for parents for Penguin and Ladybird publishers.

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New Framework for Ofsted Descriptors

I have updated the free resource on Ofsted Descriptors to reflect the new framework. There is a useful reflective and impact document that settings can complete as a team and useful links to support your practice. Click here to download this valuable resource.

This resource is free, however, I ask that you consider making a contribution to the Jermain Defoe Foundation, a charity that I am an ambassador for.

“The Jermain Defoe Foundation was founded in 2013 by England footballer Jermain Defoe to support homeless, vulnerable and abused children in his family’s home country of St Lucia. Jermain’s grandparents came from the Caribbean island and he has been visiting every year since he was a young child. St Lucia is well known as a paradise holiday destination but little is heard of the poverty and abuse suffered by children there. Since the launch of The Jermain Defoe Foundation, we have expanded our cause […]


Instagram

Happy to share my new work Instagram page.

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Please follow, I will be sharing everything Early Years, education and parenting.

 


Special Podcast: Ofsted’s new Education Inspection Framework

I’m delighted to welcome back Gill Jones and Wendy Ratcliff from Ofsted to record this special Early Years Leaders Podcast, in partnership with Blossom Educational.

We discuss the new Education Inspection Framework, with a focus on Ofsted’s rationale for the term cultural capital and what inspectors will be looking for in practice. Gill and Wendy give an overview of intent, implementation and impact. The new framework places emphasis on observation and discussion with educators and Gill and Wendy share examples of what inspectors will focus on.


DadblogUK Q&A

I enjoyed doing a question and answer session with DadblogUK, on my career path and discussing the Early Years sector. Please click on the link to read.

 

 

 


Welcoming our visitors from Sweden

It was an honour to welcome visitors from Sweden today.  I lead a session with them on self-evaluation and reflective practice and I’m looking forward to working with them again soon.


Children’s Media Forum

It was an honour to speak at the Children’s Media Forum and to talk about how my picture books, Jo-Jo and Gran-Gran, are being developed into a BBC children’s TV show.

 


Knighthood

It was a pleasure to attend the reception at the St Lucian Embassy in London following the investiture of Michael Chastanet, who received his knighthood from HRH Prince of Wales. The reception was held in the presence of the High Commissioner of St Lucia, Mr Guy Myers, and Sir Michael’s son, prime minster of St. Lucia, Allen Chastanet.

 

 


TES annual Awards

It was an honour to represent the Early Years sector as a judge at the annual TES awards along with other esteemed colleagues.

Good luck to all the nominees.


Higher College of Technology, UAE

I’m delighted to have delivered a keynote presentation on the voice of the child at the UAE Higher College of Technology annual conference on Wednesday 1st May 2019. It was inspiring to share the stage with other international colleagues: Professor Borst, Dr Merry and Princess Tessy of Luxembourg.