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Coronavirus – Regular Update (30th June edition) to Early Years, Children’s Social Care, Schools and Further Education Providers
02 Jul
Please find attached the latest update from the Department of Education to keep you updated on the government’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus). GOV.CO.UK
Leeds United Reading Stars
01 Jul
Leeds United Reading Stars features as part of the Premier League Primary Stars which uses the inspiration of sport to connect pupils’ learning to the world around them. There are a range of resource packs for teachers and also some packs which have been made accessible without sign in specially for those learning at home - they have the title 'Home learning' (Many of these resources were created before the Coronavirus pandemic. Please always follow the latest official advice on social distancing). What is it? · Premier League Reading Stars is a KS2 Initiative Reading Stars · An inspiring 10-session reading intervention created to increase engagement and progress levels in reading for Year 5 and 6 · It is aimed at pupils who are underachieving in reading but who love and are motivated by football · Developed by the National Literacy Trust with teachers and authors to ensure it really works in schools, it supports the delivery of the statutory requirements for English Programme of Study in the English and Welsh curricula · The sessions, known as Fixtures, give pupils the opportunity to practise their reading skills, including comprehension and inference, using football-related resources and texts. Benefits · Inspires your reluctant readers and can help pupils make six or more months progress in just 10 weeks · Encourages your pupils to become proud readers · Increases pupils’ engagement and confidence in reading · Creates a legacy for other pupils in your schools · Gives pupils a lifetime love of reading/create lifelong readers · Provides evaluation tools for schools to measure impact · Other educational and school benefits For further information visit the website at https://plprimarystars.com/resources (click on the reading stars filter on the menu to the left) The Leeds United Foundation have worked in a number of schools in Leeds and have inspired lots of reluctant readers to develop a love and passion for reading through the Premier League Reading Stars initiative and using Leeds United as a vehicle to achieve this. The Foundation would like to open conversation with any schools and teachers about the benefits and the impact of the Reading Stars initiative and if you would like to receive more information about the Reading Stars initiative please email Matthew Herschell-Smith, Primary Stars Coordinator, on matthew.herschell-smith@leedsunited.com
Individual Health Care Plan
01 Jul
IHCP's are developed in partnership between school, parents, pupils and the relevant health care professionals. This document ensures that schools know how to support pupils with long term medical conditions.
School Attendance Toolkit
01 Jul
The School Attendance Service has created this Toolkit to provide all schools and academies with access to support and advice, based on DFE statutory attendance guidance 2019 and acknowledged best practice around attendance processes.
Parent/Carer guide for pupils with long term medical conditions
01 Jul
Summarises the support available for pupils at school with long term medical conditions. This document is has been developed for parent/carers of children with long term medical conditions.
School attendance guidance medical conditions
01 Jul
This guidance is provided to support the implementation of DFE statutory guidance and best practice regarding school attendance processes for pupils with: Short term medical illnesses Long term medical conditions including where the child or young person may regularly attend clinic appointments.
CME guidance
01 Jul
CME process for all compulsory school age children in an education setting.
10 Day Absence form
01 Jul
This form is for all educational settings to report pupils with 10 days of consecutive unauthorised absence to the School Attendance Service.
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Upcoming Training

06
06 Jul
Skype network: Effective transitions (EYFS to Year 1) the bare essentials
This session will provide colleagues with an opportunity to consider how their school are reviewing and adapting Year 1 practice, in order to best meet the needs of all learners in the light of current issues linked to Covid-19. A brief description of the EY curriculum will be shared along with key documentation to support teachers to analyse data. There will be many examples of effective provision and teaching styles shared to support you to accelerate learning. This is a Skype network, if you do not have Skype for Business please download the free app as advised in the attached ‘How to Join a Skype Network’ document. You will only need to do this once but please try and do this a couple of days in advance of the Skype event. 2 working days in advance of your training you will receive an email from the Leeds for Learning team with your Skype link. As long as you have Skype for Business or have downloaded the app you will simply click on this link at the appointed time to join the Skype event. Please join the Skype meeting at 15.50 pm for registration and to address any technological issues for a 16:00 pm start.
07
07 Jul
Skype Session: Review & Update your Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Policy
This course gives schools and settings the opportunity to review and update their Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Policy. It will update delegates on the latest developments within this area and allow you to update your policy to reflect this. The policy is in line with all the most relevant law and guidance, so schools can be sure they have included everything that is required. Delegates will be given the model policy. This is a Skype training session, if you do not have Skype for Business please download the free app as advised in the attached ‘How to Join a Skype Network’ document. You will only need to do this once but please try and do this a couple of days in advance of the Skype event). Two working days in advance of your training you will receive an email from the Leeds for Learning team with your Skype link. As long as you have Skype for Business or have downloaded the app you will simply click on this link at the appointed time to join the Skype event.
07
07 Jul
Skype Event: Early Years New Style Leadership Information Session
This session is targeted at Early Years leaders in the from schools and settings. These information sessions are led by the EYFS Improvement Manager and Early Years Consultants. The information sessions are a great opportunity for Early years leaders to come together and share ideas and good practice. The sessions will include time for local and national updates including any key messages, changes to legislation, Ofsted themes, new documents and publications. This is a Skype network, if you do not have Skype for Business please download the free app as advised in the attached ‘How to Join a Skype Network’ document. You will only need to do this once but please try and do this a couple of days in advance of the Skype event). 2 working days in advance of your training you will receive an email from the Leeds for Learning team with your Skype link. As long as you have Skype for Business or have downloaded the app you will simply click on this link at the appointed time to join the Skype event. Registration will start 10 minuities prior to the start time to ensure a prompt start.
07
07 Jul
Skype network: Effective transitions (EYFS to Year 1) the bare essentials
This session will provide colleagues with an opportunity to consider how their school are reviewing and adapting Year 1 practice, in order to best meet the needs of all learners in the light of current issues linked to Covid-19. A brief description of the EY curriculum will be shared along with key documentation to support teachers to analyse data. There will be many examples of effective provision and teaching styles shared to support you to accelerate learning. This is a Skype network, if you do not have Skype for Business please download the free app as advised in the attached ‘How to Join a Skype Network’ document. You will only need to do this once but please try and do this a couple of days in advance of the Skype event. 2 working days in advance of your training you will receive an email from the Leeds for Learning team with your Skype link. As long as you have Skype for Business or have downloaded the app you will simply click on this link at the appointed time to join the Skype event. Please join the Skype meeting at 15.50 pm for registration and to address any technological issues for a 16:00 pm start.
07
07 Jul
Virtual Network: LLP@Home (Science, RE, MFL and English)
LLP@Home priorities are responsive to national policy changes and the school improvement needs identified by network members and partnership schools’ senior leaders. Strategies developed through the networks are research based and aim to meet our ambition that all students across the partnership have access to consistently high quality teaching and learning. Effective blended learning: The practicalities of supporting transition back to school network will consist of evidence informed training from Huntington Research School, followed by subject specific inputs and discussions on the key priority areas. 2 working days in advance of the network you will receive an email with your virtual meeting zoom link.
08
08 Jul
Skype: Primary Arts Leaders Network
This online network will provide Primary Arts Leaders with the opportunity to: - share examples of good practice in supporting art in a home learning context - consider how Art, Craft and Design can be taught as more children return to school - discuss some of the specific challenges of delivering a practical subject alongside Covid 19 constraints
08
08 Jul
Skype Event: Early Years New Style Leadership Information Session
This session is targeted at Early Years leaders in the from schools and settings. These information sessions are led by the EYFS Improvement Manager and Early Years Consultants. The information sessions are a great opportunity for Early years leaders to come together and share ideas and good practice. The sessions will include time for local and national updates including any key messages, changes to legislation, Ofsted themes, new documents and publications. This is a Skype network, if you do not have Skype for Business please download the free app as advised in the attached ‘How to Join a Skype Network’ document. You will only need to do this once but please try and do this a couple of days in advance of the Skype event). 2 working days in advance of your training you will receive an email from the Leeds for Learning team with your Skype link. As long as you have Skype for Business or have downloaded the app you will simply click on this link at the appointed time to join the Skype event. Registration will start 10 minuities prior to the start time to ensure a prompt start.
08
08 Jul
Skype network: Effective transitions (EYFS to Year 1) the bare essentials
This session will provide colleagues with an opportunity to consider how their school are reviewing and adapting Year 1 practice, in order to best meet the needs of all learners in the light of current issues linked to Covid-19. A brief description of the EY curriculum will be shared along with key documentation to support teachers to analyse data. There will be many examples of effective provision and teaching styles shared to support you to accelerate learning. This is a Skype network, if you do not have Skype for Business please download the free app as advised in the attached ‘How to Join a Skype Network’ document. You will only need to do this once but please try and do this a couple of days in advance of the Skype event. 2 working days in advance of your training you will receive an email from the Leeds for Learning team with your Skype link. As long as you have Skype for Business or have downloaded the app you will simply click on this link at the appointed time to join the Skype event. Please join the Skype meeting at 15.50 pm for registration and to address any technological issues for a 16:00 pm start.