Sally Goddard-Blythe hosts conference on Child Development

This conference on ‘Child Development in Education Integrating Neuroscience with Education in Policy and Practice’ celebrates 40 years of the INPP (Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology). Sally Goddard-Blythe, author of The Well Balanced Child among others, will be hosting this conference which takes place in October.

The conference is intended to provide a forum for discussion and sharing of knowledge from different disciplines involved in child development, education, health and welfare, to disseminate and apply this knowledge in policy and practice.


Sally Goddard-Blythe MSc.: How physical development lays the foundations for learning success. Theory, screening, method and practice in the detection and remediation of neuromotor immaturity in the school system.

Director of The Institue for Neuro-Physiological Psychology (INPP) and author on child development including the INPP screening test and intervention programme for use in schools.

Charles Njiokiktjien MD. Ph.D and Wally van Grunsven BA (Ed): Disorders of instrumental and basic emotion systems of the mind are related with learning difficulties.

Sir Christopher Ball: Time, Talk and Tenderness – What Children Want and Need.

Sir Christopher Ball, former Warden of Keble College Oxford and author of Start Right: The Importance of Learning is Vice Chairman of Autistica and Patron of Research Autism. He has been Director of Learning at the RSA and Chancellor of the University of Derby; he was the founder of the National Campaign for Learning, chairman of Downsed International and patron of the Talent Foundation.

Sue Harte: Physical Development and National Curriculum Levels – the incidence of neuromotor immaturity (NMI) in London Primary Schools and the relationship between NMI and National Curriculum measures of achievement.

Head teacher at John Stainer School, Lewisham.

Timothy Loughton MP: Starting strong, learning stronger – why we need well attached children to turn into well rounded and well grounded pupils.

Former Parliamentary Under Secretary for Children and Families and Chairman of the cross party commission on childhood.

Jayne Bassett, Cathering Dowell, Louise Corbett and Sharon Pitt: Screening and intervention in schools using the INPP screening test and developmental movement programme. Relationship between neuro-motor skills and learning outcomes, using national curriculum results and Ofsted inspections.

Grove School, Birmingham, and Woodlands Academy, Walsall.

Details on how to book places on this conference here…

Sally Goddard-Blythe’s books