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Leslie Patterson

Areas of expertise:
  • Early Years Leadership
  • Developing practitioners
  • Improving provision – review, planning and implementation
  • Curriculum development
  • Identifying learning in child initiated activity
  • Developing strong dispositions for learning
  • Working with families
  • Creativity across the curriculum
  • Supporting professionals to articulate their practice
  • Positive workplaces

Leslie believes that all children are competent and capable learners, given the right environment. She is committed to supporting the development of a knowledgeable, reflective and skilled workforce for children in all types of early years settings. She believes deeply in life-long learning and...

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Our response to DfE consultation on SEND funding

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