Early Years Matter
Early years really do matter. As you know, this is where we have the best chance to make a difference. It is also where we see some of the very best practice in our system. We seem to value it. We are expanding it after all, but are we doing it for the right reasons? Will we be offering the best of early years? This session will explore all these issues and more and will also make you laugh, think and tap your feet!
David Cameron is a presenter/speaker, trainer, mentor, coach and adviser. He has delivered at conferences across the UK and abroad, including TEDx Buenos Aires, Northern Rocks.
He works regularly with schools, alongside some of the most influential people and the best practitioners in the world of education and training. You can use the links to access reviews and videos.
He wants to make a difference and believes that he can.
The difference that he wants to make is in ensuring that all young people have an education that brings richness to their lives.
He wants them to be able to think for themselves and to be committed to building a better world than the one that they are inheriting. He believes the best way to do this is by helping those working with them to recognise their strengths and to find the energy to build on them.
The past ……. Lest anyone thinks that he is some mere chancer with a line in motivational quotes, here is his professional pedigree…… He was Director of Children’s Services for Stirling Council. Before that he was Head of Education in East Lothian. He has been an Area Manager providing support and challenge to a large group of schools in Fife, Performance Review Manager with overall responsibility for Quality Assurance and, before that an Adviser responsible for curriculum development and assessment.
He worked in schools up to the early ‘90s and has extensive experience in school management at all levels and experience of leading a major national development of curriculum and assessment in Scotland introducing new Standard Grade courses.
He was President of the Association of Directors of Education Scotland and has been involved with a range of national groups, notably on Curriculum for Excellence, Outdoor Education and Looked After Children.