• Leeds 0-19 Team Training and Conferences 2019-20

  • Seminar: Be Ready for Statutory Relationships Education, Relationships & Sex Education and Health Education - Thursday 4th July

  • Leeds Knife Crime Youth Summit (free event) 16th July 2019

  • Inside I'm Hurting Conference: Supporting Pupils who have experienced Significant Relational Loss and Trauma Friday 13th September 2019

  • Fantastic better than half price last minute Residential at Lineham Farm 10th - 12th July

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EEF Publishes Updated Guidance on Supporting Schools to Understand Behaviour
13 Jun
The Virtual School very much welcomes some of the key principles outlined in the latest publication by the Education Endowment Fund (EEF) “Improving Behaviour in Schools”. This is particularly timely in light of the “Inside I’m Hurting” Conference being hosted by the Virtual School at Elland Road on Friday 13th September with its focus on the importance of connection and empathy for children who have experienced significant trauma and loss which ties in strongly to the first recommendation in the EEF report that “good relationships matter”. The report goes on to highlight the teaching of learning behaviours, using simple approaches that promote connection and relationships (greeting each student positively at the door) and tailoring approaches to the needs of individuals. The full report is available here: We look forward to seeing you at the conference in September. For schools and settings, to book your two complimentary places please log on to Mondale Events booking page here. For further information or support around any of the issues raised in the report, contact Jancis Andrew, Head of the Virtual School for Children Looked After at jancis.andrew@leeds.gov.uk
Broomfield SILC Band Receive a Standing Ovation
13 Jun
Broomfield Band performed to a packed audience at the LSMA Concert at Leeds Town Hall on 23rd May. Their dedication and commitment to practising regularly really paid off and they were a firm favourite with the audience who praised them for their wonderful example of enjoyment of music. See the school website here for the full review and some wonderful photographs.
Opportunities for Young People to Organise Child Friendly Leeds Awards Ceremony
13 Jun
Child Friendly Leeds Awards 2020 Child Friendly Leeds (CFL) are looking for a group of 10 young people to organise and deliver the awards in February 2020. To find out more, please email childfriendlyleeds@leeds.gov.uk and we’ll send you some information, a promotional poster and the short application form. CFL are also looking for young people to entertain, play and perform at the Awards – could be music, comedy, magic or spoken word. There is a short application form to complete and then the young people’s planning group choose who they want to perform. If you know or work with a young person or group who you think would like this performance opportunity at a high profile city event, please email for information and the application form.
From Leeds to Lille....
11 Jun
Primary school children from Allerton C of E Primary School recently had their art work exhibited in Lille. The exhibition was part of a cultural festival that takes place every three years in the city as part of the legacy of their role as European Capital of Culture in 2004. Photos of the art work and exhibition can be seen on their schools website.
Adel Primary School achieves Artsmark Gold!
10 Jun
Congratulations to Adel Primary School who have recently achieved Artsmark Gold. Artsmark is a creative quality standard which recognises a school’s commitment to the arts. Art leader, Corrie Gillespie said “It’s definitely a journey worth taking and all schools should do it. Going through the Artsmark process helped to focus our attention on where the gaps were. It was a real whole school effort and was only possible thanks to the support from all of the staff and pupils.” The Artsmark assessors noted the impact of CPD on the quality of teaching; curriculum development and partnerships with arts and cultural organisations. If you are interested in finding out more about Artsmark, information is available through their website or you can contact ArtForms in their role as Artsmark Partner.