Nursery2Primary Show 2015 Announces CPD Line-Up for 24-25April in Bournemouth – and it’s all Free!


Visitors to this year’s Nursery2Primary Show will benefit from two brand new content streams designed to give inspiration and insights into developments in the education and care sector’s dynamic and changing environment.  Both the N2PS Leadership Programme and the N2PS Academy deliver CPD sessions that will not only inspire, but also provide practical examples that can be easily implemented in their day-to-day work. 

The N2PS Leadership Programme is a series of sessions designed to deliver inspirational thinking from some of the most recognised thought leaders and practitioners in the education and care community. With their wealth of knowledge and experience in turning around the lives of less-privileged young people, both Sir William Atkinson and Camilla Batmanghelidjh (CBE) will be delivering keynotes.  Each session will also provide the opportunity for an interactive Q&A.

Sir William Atkinson is known to many as ‘Britain’s most successful headteacher’ who against all odds managed to ‘turn around’ Phoenix High School near White City, London, contributed to the Channel 4 series, ‘The Unteachables’ and is reported to have been the inspiration for the head teacher character played by Lenny Henry in the BBC’s school drama, Hope and Glory.


Camilla Batmanghelidjh (CBE) has established two successful charities, The place2b and Kids Company, where she and her team have cared for over 17,000 vulnerable children and young people in the UK.  She has earned herself the title of ‘One of the 100 most Powerful Women in the United Kingdom by Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 and was appointed as an honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for her work on behalf of underprivileged children in Britain.

Separate to this, the Nursery2Primary Academy is a programme of professional development and advice seminars, workshops and mini-courses that will be both valuable and fun.  Practitioners and leaders alike are encouraged to attend as many of these sessions as they wish to. Visitors to can try new things and learn from peers and experts from a wide range of disciplines including.

  • ‘Let’s Get Physical!’ Amanda Frolich, Founder of Amanda’s Action Club will have people up on their feet as she takes them through their paces of her brand new children’s exercise programme, demonstrating her passion for children’s health and wellbeing.
  • ‘Putting the Social in Media’ – Laura Henry, founder and Chair of NEYTCO, Vice Chair of Early Education and National Representative for the World Forum in Early Care and Education.  Laura will highlight some of the ways to enhance education using apps, networking on Twitter and making effective use of other social media.
  • ‘The Tall Tales of a Travelling Storyteller’ – Chris Connaughton, Founder of Intext Performance will transport delegates back to their own childhood with a traditional tale and will then deliver a masterclass on freeing up inhibitions and enhancing their own storytelling skills.

As a published author, he will also give visitors tips on how to increase a child’s enthusiasm for creative writing, speaking and improve listening skills in the classroom.

Commenting on this year’s offering and programme, Richard Joslin, Director of Evisstar, the event’s organiser said:

“We understand that today’s education and care professionals are extremely time-poor so we’ve combined the best of an exhibition with high-quality engaging speakers and activities that we hope people will find interesting and inspiring as well as contributing to their professional development needs, and all for free.”



The show will take place at the Bournemouth International Centre on 24th and 25th April 2015.

To register for your free place, go to (add link in here – takes you to registration)….

For a full list of N2P Show Leadership Programme keynotes and Academy workshops, please go to

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