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Early Years Conference - Move more, achieve more

Event date: 19 April 2017

Herts for Learning is delighted to confirm that Professor Iram Siraj OBE will be the keynote speaker at the Early Years Conference on 19th April 2017.

The conference will have a theme of physical development - understanding and using the Movement Environmental Rating Scale (MOVERS) to assess the quality of physical and movement play in the Early Years environment.

The conference is a must for teachers and early years practitioners working with children aged 3 - 5 years; in nursery and reception classes and online booking will be live shortly. Carol Archer is also confirmed as a speaker.

Dr Iram will be sharing her most recent work around physical development called ‘MOVERS’ which is a method for assessing the quality of physical development for children aged 2-6.  ‘MOVERS’ goes well into the early years of school and focuses on physical development and wellbeing.

As Professor of Education at University College London, Institute of Education and the University of Wollongong NSW, Iram’s recent research projects have included the major DCSF 17-year study on Effective Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Education (EPPSE 3-16, 1997-2014) and of the influential Researching Effective Pedagogy in the Early Years project (REPEY).  She has and is leading longitudinal studies/RCTs as a principal investigator in teams of trans-disciplinary researchers across a number of countries including the UK, Australia and Ireland. She has always been particularly interested in undertaking research which investigates disadvantage and to give children and families from these backgrounds a fairer start.

Professor Iram Siraj


Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

To book

For further information, please contact 01438 845111 or email