Introducing the New Leeds for Learning Store
We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Leeds for Learning ‘Store’ on 28th July 2019.
The Store has been created to improve your experience when browsing, purchasing and authorising financial transactions through Leeds for Learning.
Examples of how the new Store will look can be downloaded, above. (Please note that the images are a 'mock up' for illustration only and do not reflect the services and products that will actually be offered when the system goes live).
The Store will be accessed via a new tab from your Leeds for Learning home page; once the Store is live this is where you will search for, and order from, our existing range of contracts, SLAs and adhoc services or request a bespoke quote.
The Store has been designed to provide a familiar ordering experience consistent with other online shopping providers. New ‘user guides’ will be provided to ensure a smooth transition to the new Store, these will be produced in August and will be available on the Leeds for Learning resource area.
Our aim is to offer you an improved customer journey and we hope that you will find these changes beneficial.
We look forward to hearing your feedback!
Benefits of the New Store:
Store Search - Dedicated searches mean that you can get to the item(s) you want much faster.
Increased Detail and Images - New offers will include more detail and images to support you to make informed decisions about the items you wish to purchase.
Annual Ordering - This option replaces some of the ‘quick buy’ functions by pulling together all items purchased in the previous year to save you time.
New Bundles - In 2020 new ‘Bundles’ will be available linking contracts and services from across a range of Leeds City Council teams. Watch this space for further news!
Auto Reminders - New reminder emails will let you know if you have contracts/services unchecked out in your shopping basket. If a limited number of items are available please note that adding to the shopping basket does not guarantee availability, items must be checked out.
Shopping Basket - A much improved and more interactive way of displaying the items you are ordering, each item can be clicked to see further detail.
If you have any queries regarding the new Store, please do not hesitate to contact our team who will be happy to help, firstname.lastname@example.org
Leeds for Learning Annual 2019 Primary and Secondary Mathematics Conference and Exhibition - 15th November 2019
The Leeds for Learning Annual 2019 Primary and Secondary Mathematics Conference and Exhibition Friday 15th November 2018 - 8.00am – 3.30pm - Elland Road Stadium; will be a day of professional learning which senior leaders, subject leaders, lead practitioners, teachers and governors (from early years to secondary) cannot afford to miss. The day will be full of innovative opportunities to consider the best ways to support and challenge young people to behave like mathematicians through a well designed and implemented curriculum.
We are excited to welcome two keynote speakers; Mark McCourt, who is the UK’s leading expert on teaching for mastery approaches and Craig Barton, author of ‘How I wish I taught Maths’ and so much more! They will address the implications for all schools and settings of adopting or embedding a mastery model for teaching mathematics and examine the evidence about ‘what works’
The Conference will also include a comprehensive programme of workshops which will be delivered by the West Yorkshire Maths Hub and experienced learning improvement consultants and these will provide practical ideas and opportunities to work collaboratively with practitioners from across the region. The workshops will range from supporting pedagogical content knowledge in ‘multiple representations for beginners’ to developing leadership by exploring the EEF guidance report in detail; with so much more in between!
Leeds City Council School Improvement Team, who have a proven track record of delivering high impact professional learning will host the event, Alongside the Conference, a range of companies and organisations supplying to both Primary and Secondary Education will be displaying their products and services.
The cost per Primary delegate is £195 for those from SLA Schools and £240 for those from non SLA and non Leeds schools. Additional full day delegate places from the same school is £100 SLA and £120 non SLA. The Leading Mathematics Training Package schools have one prepaid place and delegates will need to book their place in order to select their workshop choices.
Secondary Leading Learning Partnership (LLP) schools have one prepaid place at this event and will be charged at the discounted rate of £100 for all additional delegate places. Secondary non LLP and non Leeds schools will be charged £240 per delegate and £120 for all additional places from the same school.
Delegates registering before Friday 27th September 2019 will receive an additional Early Bird 10% discount on the first delegate place; £175.50 for SLA schools and £216 for non SLA and non Leeds schools.
Schools will be invoiced directly from Leeds City Council following registration on the Mondale site.
For more information and to register please follow this link https://mondale-events.co.uk/event/leeds-for-learning-annual-2019-primary-and-secondary-mathematics-conference-and-exhibition/
Thorpe Primary achieves Platinum Schools Games Award
A huge well done goes to Thorpe Primary on achieving the Platinum Schools Games Award. We spoke to Courtenay Cowperthwaite, Assistant Head, about the work that was involved across the school:
‘At Thorpe Primary we have used our Sports premium funding to ensure that all groups of children are able to access out of school hours learning and that the number of children taking part has increased, carefully targeting specific children for out of hours clubs and competitive opportunities. We want all children to enjoy PE and access sports and activities which they would not usually have the opportunities to take part in.
We have successfully been awarded the gold award for the last four consecutive years and this year applied for the platinum level, with a case study to focus on the exit routes for our young people into community activities. We have over 70 children who are now engaging with out of school hours activity and competitive sport, who have been introduced through the links that we have in school. This includes, football, girls rugby, triathlon, ball hockey, ice hockey, competitive swimming, diving, synchronised swimming, disability football, distance running and dance. This number does not include the children who attend other out of school physical activities which are not a result of direct links with school e.g, parents taking to swimming/gymnastics lessons or playing for other local football or rugby teams. A number of parents, community clubs, governors and external coaches were able to support us with our application in order for us to provide all the evidence that we needed.
Exit route opportunities is an area which I am really passionate about, as my own success in competitive swimming was as a result of a talent pathway during my time at Primary School.’
Middleton Primary Celebrate Diversity through the Arts
As part of the journey to their Artsmark Silver award, Middleton Primary has held an arts week as a celebration of LGBTQI+ community. Throughout the week, children took part in arts activities such as designing T-shirts, creating posters and writing poems and songs to celebrate LGBTQI+ rights.
Headteacher Sam Williams, writes: 'The rewards have been enormous - homophobic behaviour has fallen and children whoidentify as part of the LGBTQI+ community feel more able to be open about their lives, and other children are more understanding.'
read the full article by Sam Williams here.
Climate Action Day at Strawberry Fields
Strawberry Fields Primary School held their first ever ‘Climate Action Day’ on Friday 14th June, inspired by the recent climate 'strikes' organised by school children across the world. The school wanted to make the children aware of little things they can do to help protect our world. The day included visits from University researchers, community groups, activists and local councillors. The school says: “In addition to the educational benefits of learning about the climate crisis and their role in conservation, we believe it is an important part of the children’s education to engage with a variety of different community members to find out how they can make a difference and get their voice heard.”