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Why teaching about the early years is relevant for all schools

Science shows us that the first years of life have a lasting impact on long-term learning, health, and wellbeing. So why don’t we teach the knowledge and skills that could help promote healthy brain development in the early years? This session will describe the SEEN programme, designed to support schools in making this change.



Louise has a background in education, policy, research, and public engagement. She worked for 15 years as a science teacher, and PSHE and wellbeing lead. Prompted by her own child struggling in school, Louise moved to education research and engagement at the University of Oxford, working on mindfulness, mental health, early neurodevelopment, and clinical neurosciences. Louise believes all young people should learn about the brain and its link to health and wellbeing.

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