Argyll and Bute Council’s annual Early Years Conference is being held in Dunoon this week.
The event will provide an opportunity for education professionals to come together to discuss examples of best practice and explore ideas.
The theme of this year’s event is ‘Leadership at All Levels’ and will focus on looking at ways to build greater confidence amongst staff in order to enable them to lead aspects of learning and improvement; explore ways that parents can be encouraged to engage in their children’s learning and lead on improvements; and, most importantly, provide opportunities for young people to lead their own learning.
The event will be held in the newly-refurbished Queen’s Hall on 8 November and guests speakers will include representatives from Education Scotland, the Care Inspectorate and the Scottish Social Services Council. Various examples of high quality Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) settings will also be shared.
Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly said: “The Early Years Conference will give education professionals from across Argyll and Bute the opportunity to work together, sharing ideas and best practice especially as we move forward rolling out 1140 hours Early Learning and Childcare.
“We want all our children in Argyll and Bute to have the best possible start in life, and our education staff are dedicated to ensuring that we achieve the best possible outcomes for our children and young people. We are committed to providing them with a learning experience that will ensure they’re ready to succeed, and this begins at an early age.
“I would like to thank our education teams, who all work extremely hard to raise educational attainment and achievement for all, and make a huge difference to our young peoples’ lives.”