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Leeds Museums and Galleries Primary School Membership Scheme
Evidence shows that cross-curricular object based arts and cultural learning improves attainment and cognitive abilities in primary school aged pupils (Culture and Sport Evidence Programme, July 2010, pp.26-8).

Which is why, at Leeds Museums and Galleries (LMG), we are introducing a Primary School Membership Scheme, giving you all the support you need to provide top quality cultural learning and experiences to all of your pupils. This has been developed alongside the Leeds Curriculum, a cohesive place-based cultural heritage offer developed in consultation with teachers, which will be hosted on MyLearning.org from September 2018 onwards.

Members will be able to access curriculum linked loan boxes, curated from our 1.3 million objects, workshops across all 9 sites, and a whole raft of supporting resources, CPD, and opportunities for your pupils.
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New MyLearning Website Launches in Leeds
22 Jun
MyLearning.org, a national website of free teaching resources from arts, cultural and heritage organisations managed by Leeds Museums and Galleries relaunched on the 14th June at an event at Leeds City Museum. The event also celebrated the launch of the Leeds Curriculum, a new one-stop resource for primary school teachers across Leeds. Hosted online via MYLearning.org, the Leeds Curriculum features 50 ‘stories’ taken from the city’s rich cultural history which can be used by teachers to deliver exciting lessons in the classroom. Sharon Watson, chair of the Leeds 2023 Independent Steering Group, said “The Leeds Curriculum is a fantastic idea which will put arts, culture and pride in the city at the heart of our children’s education. They will get to grow up in city that offers them access to arts education as well as the greatest artists from across the globe mixing with our own home-grown talent, all ensuring they grow up with the confidence, skills, wellbeing and ambitions they deserve.” MyLearning hosts the Leeds Curriculum, and from September it will also host a growing selection of resources to accompany the Loans Boxes, as part of the Leeds Museums and Galleries new Primary School Membership Scheme. This is available to purchase on Leeds for Learning now, and gives member schools the opportunity to support their curriculum teaching by loaning real, accessioned objects from the Leeds Museums and Galleries collections into the classroom. Leeds Museums and Galleries Lifelong Learning Manager, Kate Fellows, who has been behind the setting up of the Membership Scheme said at the launch “The membership scheme is all about supporting teachers to push the boundaries of object learning in the classroom in a holistic and cross-curricular way by giving them not just carefully curated selections of topic linked objects, but also the resources and planning support that they need to get the best out of them.” All member or prospective member schools will undertake initial object handling training in advance of borrowing loans boxes. The next opportunity to undertake this training will be on 4th July at the Leeds Discovery Centre from 4-5pm. Book on Leeds for Learning, or for more information email schools.membership@leeds.gov.uk.
Primary Art Leaders Network!
14 Jun
NEW for 2018/19! This network is designed for primary teachers who lead Art, Craft and Design in their school. The network will meet three times a year, fone half day each term. Each session will have a themed focus and will also include national and local updates, including up to date research. The dates for 2018/19 are: 25th September 2018, 1pm - 4pm: Practical approaches to Art Assessment 22nd January 2019, 1pm - 4pm: Developing oracy through Art 8th May 2019, 1pm - 4pm: Planning and progression in Art
Learning Improvement Team 0-11 Service Level Agreement 2018-19
03 Jun
The Learning Improvement Team 0-11 Service Level Agreement continues to be a popular option for schools. It is carefully designed to operate in partnership with individual schools, settings or multi- school/setting groups. 5 or 10 day support packages are available, and additional support time can be purchased as required. In addition, 2 day support packages are available for Artforms Arts Development. Services are provided by qualified and experienced members of the Learning Improvement Team who will be matched to school need. All packages of bespoke support include a free initial consultation to ensure desired outcomes are clear and the nature of support is tailored to meet your context and priorities. Purchase of an individual support package also includes discounted delegate rates for a broad range of Pay As You Go training opportunities including training, focus days and a range of conferences throughout the school year. Schools are also able to purchase our services on an ‘ad hoc’ basis without a service level agreement. For further information, please contact Peter Thurlow, Senior Consultant peter.thurlow@leeds.gov.uk
Access to Records of Children with Education Health & Care Plans
25 Apr
Important Information for Head Teachers, SENCos and Business Managers Update on Funding for Inclusion (FFI) Applications and Storage and Access to Records of Children with Education Health & Care Plans
Governor Development Programme
23 Apr
We are pleased to welcome you to the training and development programme for governors and clerks for the 2018/19 financial year. The training programme and all our guidance documents have been reviewed to ensure that all aspects of the Government's Competency Framework are met. It is highly recommended that all new governors undertake induction training to familiarise them with their roles and responsibilities. Governing boards should also have at least two governors who have attended the performance management and safer recruitment training. Governor support service senior officers are highly experienced governance professionals who have worked for many years with a wide range of governance boards. All officers leading training are qualified trainers and hold a minimum of a BTEC Level 3 in Education and Training. Feedback from governors is exceptional. Governors are always appreciative of the personal experience and tips that the trainers share. Training sessions not facilitated by our core team are delivered by colleagues from other departments who are experienced professionals and experts in their subject area.