On Wednesday 28th November, Mr Tibbles and Miss Turner travelled up to London to attend the Early Excellence Conference in Canada Water. Whilst they are there they had the opportunity to meet Robert Winston who was speaking.
He spoke about the science of learning and how learning affects brain development. His work has shown how important happiness and wellbeing are to a child’s ability to learn and reminded us that our role is not solely to teach the children but to get them learning.
Apparently, music has a large role to play in brain development and Mr Tibbles was especially pleased to hear this message given the amount of music that already takes place at Phoenix School.
Miss Turner said that it was "An absolutely fantastic day meeting inspiring, knowledgeable professionals who have not only filled me with confidence about what we already do not only in the Early Years but across the school and to reflect on ways that can only make it better for the children.”