Are you making the most of your apprenticeship levy?
Outstanding opportunities to train and develop your staff.
There is currently a broad range of apprenticeship opportunities available for school staff these have been developed and approved through the Institute for Apprenticeships– Teaching Level 6, Teaching Assistant Level 3, School Business Managers, School Admin, ICT Technicians, Caretaking, etc. The role of the Apprenticeship Programme team at Leeds City Council is to support you in accessing these.
Not sure how to apply? Don’t worry - applying for the funding is straightforward. Once you have established the individual development needs of your current or new staff through your existing performance management and have decided on an apprenticeship standard or Framework that is appropriate, you need to complete an expression of interest form (available as an attachment to this article). Your expression of interest is then submitted to an apprenticeship panel for review. Once funding has been agreed, there are a number of approved training providers who will deliver the training and we will assist in brokering the right provision for you.
If you are a Leeds maintained school, your apprenticeship levy will already have come off your current budget, so it’s important that you are making the best use of what is available.
Deadline for expressions of interest for the next cohort is 9th November for January starts.
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Five Lanes Primary have a great time at Lineham Farm
Five Lanes Primary from Armley had an amazing time at Lineham Farm in October. The teachers and the children had a fabulous week. Some of their comments were :
'The staff were really encouraging towards the children. Their knowledge is amazing and had so much to share with the children'
'Catering - spot on! We were all well fed! Facilities - Great'
[the overall benefit to the children of the residential experience] 'greatly benefited the children's confidence, the relationships between them as classmates. My biggest benefit has been between myself as a teacher and them'.
'I like the calmness of LIneham but also the children realising that we're still in Leeds!'
Fiona Cooke - Five Lanes
'The instructors always get the best out of our children, they always impress us with their knowledge'
'no negatives! The children will remember this experience fondly for their whole lives'
[Lineham Farm] 'is much more personal, friendly and value for money'
[Lineham Farm staff contributed to the experience] 'massively! We are all so glad that all our favourites are still here! (Paul, Jo, Tamzin), Also Vince visited school to resolve a query. Excellent Service! Kath was also amazing!
Catherine Howie - Five Lanes
You can now book Lineham Farm for the Winter Months at a reduced price (November, December, January). We are also offering a teacher CPD session, for up to eight teachers with tea and cake! To be taken in summer 1 or 2 on any of our activities. Go to our website for further details www.linehamfarm.co.uk
Autumn Deputy Headteacher Network
The first of the 0-11 Team's 2018-19 Deputy Head Network Meetings will be taking place at Pudsey Civic Hall on 21 November pm. Last year's sessions included dealing with difficult staff, crisis management in schools and restorative practice- this term we're looking forward to case studies on one primary school's progress through the eyes of the deputy head and also, in response to requests, a further session on aspects of school staff management from a serving headteacher. Looking forward to seeing you!
Open to deputies and assistant heads-book now to reserve your place http://www.leedsforlearning.co.uk/Event/68930
The Leeds Primary and Secondary English Conference 9 November 2018
The 2018 Primary and Secondary English Conference will be a day of professional learning which subject leaders, SLEs, senior leaders and head teachers cannot afford to miss! The day will be full of opportunities to consider pedagogy, focusing on subject knowledge and the ways in which children learn best. Delegates will work together to explore how to support children to make progress at all key stages.
Places should be booked through our external partner https://mondale-events.co.uk/event/leedsliteracy2018/
We are excited to welcome two key note speakers; Alex Quigley, Senior Associate at the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), author and trainer and formerly Deputy Head (Curriculum) & Director of Teaching and Learning at Huntington School, York and Stephen Parsons, Speech and Language Therapist and author with a particular interest in vocabulary and classroom language, co-creator with Anna Brannigan of the ‘Word Aware’ programme and Chair of @NAPLIC. We will also be joined by Rebecca Cosgrave, Lead Primary English Adviser and author of ‘No Nonsense Spelling’, who will be delivering a workshop.
There will be a comprehensive programme of workshops facilitated by local and regional school practitioners and consultants. For more information please visit https://mondale-events.co.uk/event/leedsliteracy2018.
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Please book via: https://mondale-events.co.uk/event/leedsliteracy2018/ available to book from September where you can find further information about the day.
Full delegate costs: SLA schools £200.00, Non SLA schools £240.00. Early bird reduced pricing is available until 28th September- see website for details.
Leeds Learning Partnership schools have one prepaid place.
Alternative discount places for primary schools are available from http://www.leedsforlearning.co.uk/Services/2444 until 21 September.