Montessori St Nicholas, the leading charity for Montessori in the UK is excited to announce Montessorian of the Year 2015 – Carol Powell, Head Teacher of Gorton Mount Primary Academy School.
The Montessori Schools Association presented the award to Carol Powell, Head Teacher at Gorton Mount Primary Academy School at the Annual Montessori Schools Association Conference which took place at the Institute of Education, London on Saturday 21 March.
Montessori St Nicholas, the leading charity for Montessori in the UK is excited to announce Montessori Practitioner of the Year 2015 – Emily ten Kate.
The Montessori Schools Association presented the award to Emily ten Kate of Iverna Gardens Montessori School London at the Annual Montessori Schools Association Conference which took place at the Institute of Education on Saturday 21 March.
This year’s conference was designed to give the MSA community an opportunity to explore our attitudes towards technology and its role in the everyday life of young children. Most current literature refers to young children as “digital natives” indicating the ease and interest with which they engage with smart phones, iPads and a range of on-screen games. They are not afraid to explore the possibilities these tools offer; the intuitive nature of these devices means that, if the young ones persevere, they are likely to achieve their goal – making the machine do what they want it to do.
Montessori St Nicholas charity welcomes the recent House of Lords consultation report on Affordable Childcare.
We support the 3 main recommended actions for the new Government to take in order to get the best value for its investment:
- Reprioritise spending in early education and childcare to focus on disadvantaged children
- Ensure that disadvantaged two year olds access free education in settings rated good or outstanding by Ofsted no later than 2020
- Address the under-funding of free early education places in the Public, Voluntary and Independent (PVI) sector
For my last blog post for MCI, I wanted to reflect back on the Montessori journey I have been on and to explain through my example how much Montessori means to all those of us who have come into contact with it.
The Montessori Schools Association Annual National Conference takes place on Saturday 21st March 2015 – Technology and Montessori in the 21st Century at the Institute of Education. It represents the largest gathering of UK Montessorians with attendees from the MSA’s 679 member schools and 3,888 individuals.
Dr Stephen Tommis, Chief Executive of Montessori St Nicholas charity says, “I am delighted to preside over my first Montessori Schools Association Annual Conference. As educationalists, we need to be aware of how we can adapt technologies to the learning needs of young people.”