IPSEF Speakers

Jan Dubiel

International Development Director, Early Excellence

Jan Dubiel is the International Development Director at Early Excellence and works as part of the team to support Early Years managers, leaders, teachers, practitioners and Settings in all aspects of practice and provision. Having trained as an Early Years specialist, Jan worked as a Nursery, Reception and Year 1 teacher in schools across the country, leading teams as an Early Years co-ordinator. Following roles as an Early Years Consultant and Senior Adviser, he was appointed by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) to lead on the management of the (Early Years) Foundation Stage Profile, and had national responsibility for its implementation and moderation, developing guidance and support materials and working at a strategic level with policy makers. More recently he was responsible for developing a Government funded national Baseline Assessment for YR which was used by 12,000 schools in England.

Jan has developed a national and international reputation as a conference speaker, consultant and trainer and he has written widely on different aspects of Early Years pedagogy. His first book “Effective Assessment in the EYFS” was published by SAGE in 2014.