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Jo Elsey

Mrs Joanne Elsey
  • +44 (0) 118 378 2644
  • Head of Early Years/Director of EY Initial Teacher Training Programmes
  • Head of Early Years.
  • Chair - Board of Studies Children and Young People's Workforce (Foundation Degree, BA CDL and EYTS).
  • Institute of Education Board of Studies.
  • Chair - Children and Young People's Workforce Steering Group.

Areas of interest

  • Early Years policy and practice.
  • Workforce development.
  • Early Years Teacher Status.
  • Recruitment.
  • Safeguarding.
  • Emotional well-being.
  • Emotional intelligence.


  • Post Graduate Certificate in Early Years Practice.
  • BA CDL Reflective Practitioner and Providing Children's Services.
  • Early Years Initial Teacher Training Programmes: Graduate Entry Mainstream: Graduate Entry Employment-Based.
  • Contribute to Foundation Degree Children's Development and Learning.

Enterprise Activity, External Roles & Consultancy:

  • Co-ordinator for EYP@Reading Network
  • International Early Years BA Hons. Programme development.
  • Evaluator for Bracknell Forest Council's Passion to Teach project.
  • West Berkshire Council Consultancy on Supervision in Early Years.
  • External Validation of Foundation Degree: London Metropolitan University.
  • External Validation of Early Years Teacher Status programmes: Best Practice.
  • External Validation of Early Years Teacher Status programmes: Pen Green.


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