• Investors in Pupils Open Morning 4th December 2018

  • Daily Physical Activity Initiative Event

  • Headteacher briefing: Embedding Arts, Culture and Heritage into your Curriculum

  • A whole school approach to LGBT & Inclusion

  • ELSA Training

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ArtForms Arts Development
Arts Make A Difference: inspire, engage, achieve
ArtForms is the Music and Arts Service. The Arts Team work with teachers to deliver a rich and broad arts curriculum. Our aim is to foster pupils’ sense of enjoyment and fulfilment in learning in order to raise their attainment in the arts and across the curriculum.
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Amazing Arts at Alwoodley!
15 Nov
Alwoodley Primary School has a long tradition of ensuring that their pupils receive a high quality experience of the arts, both in and out of school. In July 2018, Alwoodley Primary School was selected to be one of the first of ten primary and secondary schools across the city to receive LMEP Champion School status awarded in recognition of their ongoing commitment to music education. This term, they had a whole school focus on recycled art. Each year group was tasked with bringing in specific items of plastic waste, which was then used as the main material in their art work. They even offered an after school session for families to get creative with plastic. The project culminated in an art exhibition for all members of the school community to attend. A recent project has brought together children from neighbouring schools to perform in a mixed music group. ‘The Amps’ is an ensemble for children in years 4,5 & 6 who can play five notes (or more) on their chosen instrument. It caters for a wide range of abilities and is especially designed to support first steps in group music making. It aims to enable the children to progress onto more advanced ensembles, such as those at the local music centre. They have been able to offer this opportunity using funding from the Leeds Music Education Partnership (LMEP). Never content with the standing still, the school who currently have Artsmark Gold, are focused on taking their arts offer to a new level and are aiming for Artsmark Platinum.
A whole school approach to LGBT & Inclusion
13 Nov
In partnership with Educate and Celebrate the Health and Wellbeing Service Presents 'A whole school approach to LGBT & Inclusion' 28 Nov 2018 09:15 - 15:30 Venue: North East Learning Centre, Talbot Avenue, Leeds, LS17 6SF Audience: Primaries, Secondary’s, SILC's, Post 16, and Alternative provision providers - PSHE, pastoral staff, Senior leadership staff, teachers This interactive training led by Dr Elly Barnes (Educate and Celebrate) will support you to achieve LGBT+ Inclusion, developing subject knowledge and strategies to take a whole-school approach to creating institutional change by focusing on the core areas of Training, Policy, Curriculum, Environment and Community. The practical and teacher-friendly training is designed to give you the confidence to lead the initiative within your own school, underpinned by relevant reading books at all key stages, research materials, lesson plans in all subject areas, key messages via display, sing-a-long songs, teaching pedagogies, impact day activities, exemplar policies and an action plan to take forward and start delivering the very next day! This course aims to: provide participants with increased LGBT+ knowledge develop a deeper understanding of sexual orientation and gender identity and why it is necessary to include these in the curriculum provide participants with an understanding of the law in relation to LGBT and OFSTED criteria/expectations provide participants with lesson plans, resources and examples of environmental change and good practice enable participants to create an action plan for a whole school approach to LGBT + Inclusion For more information and to book visit: http://www.leedsforlearning.co.uk/Event/76631 or contact: Emma Newton on emma.newton@leeds.gov.uk
Cooking in the curriculum and food safety
13 Nov
There are just a few places left at the upcoming training event for Food Safety and cooking in the curriculum. A recent Ofsted review clearly highlighted the importance of food education and learning, and the role schools can take in providing children with a solid body of knowledge to make healthy choices. This course will ensure your staff are fully equipped with the essential skills and knowledge to deliver and implement an effective curriculum on Cooking and Nutrition. The morning session will focus on food safety and how to teach in a safe and hygienic environment, as delegates work towards their Level 1 accreditation. The Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) Level 1 Award in Food Safety in Catering is recognised internationally. In the afternoon, delegates will learn practical skills to teach children of all ages how to prepare and cook healthy nutritious recipes in line with the statutory requirements of the D&T curriculum. This training is ideal for Design & Technology Coordinators, all teaching staff and healthy eating coordinators. This course will take place on Thursday 6th December, 09:30-15:30 at Allerton Church of England Primary School. To book a place or find out more please visit http://www.leedsforlearning.co.uk/Event/78381 or email schoolwellbeing@leeds.gov.uk.
Leeds Meets Shakespeare - Resources available!
09 Nov
Leeds Meets Shakespeare is a partnership project delivered by The University of York, Leeds Playhouse, Tribe Arts, ArtForms Arts Development team, and the 5-11 Learning Improvement team, Leeds City Council. This project is based on work created and supported by Globe Education, Shakespeare’s Globe. It is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The project explores the impact of teaching Shakespeare through drama on the attainment of Year 1 pupils with English as an additional language. In 2017/18, six primary schools in Leeds worked with professional drama practitioners, Anthony Haddon and Louise Clark, to explore The Tempest and The Winter’s Tale, using drama strategies and approaches as a way to understand the stories and themes within these plays. A resource pack was created to enable other schools to benefit from the learning which came out of the project. To access these resources, please visit the ArtForms website.
Leeds Primary Schools' Singing Support Pack
06 Nov
The Leeds Primary Schools’ Singing Support Pack has been developed as part of Leeds Music Education Partnership’s city-wide Singing Strategy 2018-2020, and a copy has been presented to every School in Leeds. The pack is designed to help schools put singing at the heart of school life and contains six carefully chosen songs. There is something for younger voices, older children, assembly singing, opportunities for improvisation, learning musical vocabulary… the list is endless. With plenty of tips to help teach the songs and lots of activities (both musical and cross-curricular), the Leeds Primary Schools' singing pack is a must-have resource for every music leader. Each song is also available to digitally download – just follow the instructions at the back of the book. If you have not yet received your free copy, please contact Paula Brookes on paula.brookes@leeds.gov.uk or 0113 3782850