• Leeds for Learning Exhibition 2019 - Senior Leaders, Governors and Business Managers

  • SMART Resilience Masterclass - for Headteachers and Senior Leaders

  • Teachers & Heads - Herd Farm Breakfast Event Thursday 28th February

  • Achievement for all: Breaking down barriers conference

  • Music Centres Can Complement Classroom Learning

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SMART Resilience Masterclass - for Headteachers and Senior Leaders
07 Feb
The Health & Safety Team have invited Sue Hugo from Education Support Partnership back to deliver a resilience session following on from the incredible feedback her workshop received at the Wellbeing Conference in November. The session will look at how the particular characteristics of the school environment can impact upon an individual's resilience. It will examine ways of addressing this on order to develop resilience and protect one’s love of the job, enabling them to become resilient leaders. This will be a 2.5 hour interactive session to be held at John Charles Centre for Sport on the 8th March 2019. There will be 1 session at 9.30am - 12.30pm and another repeated session at 1pm - 4pm. Places are limited to 30 and will be allocated on a first come first served basis at £100 per person with a H&S/HR SLA/VC/Community School or £150 per person with no SLA. More than one person can attend from your school. ] To book your place please search 'resilience' on the training tab on Leeds for Learning or call 0113 3788298 and speak to Georgia West.
Leeds Music Education Partnership - Supporting Secondary Schools Across the City to Make More Music
01 Feb
Whether you’re a maintained school, a free school or an academy in Leeds, Leeds Music Education Partnership (LMEP) has a package of offers for secondary schools which underpin the core and extension roles outlined in the National Plan for Music 2012. Details of all subsidised music programmes highlighted below, together with application forms and terms and conditions, can be found in LMEP’s Offer for Schools brochure. Innovative Activity Grant Why not apply for an Innovative Activity Grant? These grants, of up to £500, are available for schools to introduce additional music activity for their pupils. Although music must be the main focus, projects can include other subjects and school priorities. Artsmark Registration Subsidies LMEP gives 100% cashback for the Artsmark £500 registration fee for schools who identify music as part of their focus for development. Subscriptions to Charanga and Sing Up There are a limited number of licences, worth up to £395, for schools wishing to use the Charanga online curriculum support tools or Sing Up. Licences are available on a first come first served basis with priority will be given to schools who access the LMEP CPD offer. Enquiries should be made directly to paula.brookes@leeds.gov.uk CPD via Music Connect - LMEP’s Free CPD Programme LMEP is delighted to offer a NEW Music Connect Network Meeting for secondary heads of music. The next of these will take place on Monday 24th June, 4pm at Pudsey Civic Hall. Contact jane.roe@leeds.gov.uk to book and for further details. Upcoming LMEP Supported Events & Offers: Mark de Lisser Workshop – Tuesday 30th April Schools may bring up to 15 students to take part in this sensational singing workshop lead by highly acclaimed vocal coach, Mark de Lisser. Mark has taken time out of his busy schedule to work with us and we are looking forward to a fantastic day of singing! Contact paula.brookes@leeds.gov.uk to book before FRIDAY 15th FEBRUARY. FREE Musical Futures Resource Packs for Leeds Secondary Schools LMEP partner- Musical Futures - is offering a range of FREE resources to schools to support the teaching of music at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4, including set works from AQA, EDEXCEL, EDUQAS & WJEC. Email fran.hannan@leeds.gov.uk for further details. ArtForms Music is the lead partner for the Leeds Music Education Partnership – the music education hub for Leeds.
Fantastic opportunity to book a 2 hour canoeing session for £130 at West Leeds Activity Centre
31 Jan
Sessions for 12 people on the Leeds and Liverpool canal available from March subject to availability. Non swimmers are able to take part as all participants wear a buoyancy aid. For more information or to book please call 0113 3367414 or email westleedsactivitycentre@leeds.gov.uk
Embedding Arts, Culture and Heritage in your Curriculum: Upcoming events
21 Jan
The Leeds Cultural Education Partnership (LCEP)* in partnership with Noctua and YITSA teaching schools are hosting a programme of events in 2018/19 with a focus on ‘Embedding Arts, Culture and Heritage in your Curriculum’. The programme aims to support schools to consider how they might enrich their curriculum and broaden pupil experience by engaging with the arts, culture and heritage offer in Leeds and beyond. A Briefing Meeting for Headteachers and Senior Leaders took place on Tuesday 27th November 2018. This meeting included a Skyped presentation from Susan Aykin, HMI and National Lead for Visual and Performing Arts. Susan spoke on the importance of a broad and balanced curriculum with particular reference to the Arts. Schools can now book on Sessions 2 and 3 through Eventbrite and there is a discount available if both sessions are booked together. Session 2: A Creative Curriculum Design Workshop for Heads and Curriculum Leaders Friday 1st March 2019, timing TBC at Leeds City Museum Aimed at heads and curriculum leaders, this event will explore how to adapt and design a curriculum which embed arts, culture and heritage within your curriculum to meets the needs of your pupils: • How do you ensure curriculum coverage? • What does progression look like? • What evidence will you get? • How does your curriculum influence and support attainment in the core subjects? This session also includes a ‘marketplace’ of arts and cultural providers who can support your school. Cost: £94.91 Tickets are available on Eventbrite - Session 2 Session 3: A Conference for Classroom Practitioners Friday 14th June 2019, timing TBC at the Carriageworks ‘An Arts, Culture and Heritage Curriculum in Leeds’ This exciting day will include practical hands on workshops delivered by a number of experienced arts, culture and heritage providers. Covering different art forms including art, music, dance and drama, this will be a great opportunity to upskill teachers and raise awareness of the local support available. Cost: £58.23 Tickets are available on Eventbrite - Session 3 Session 2 and 3 combined cost £136.83: Tickets are available on Eventbrite Sessions 2&3 For information, please contact yorkshireinclusivetsa@eastsilc.org * The Leeds Local Cultural Education Partnership (LCEP) was established in September 2017 in response to Arts Council England’s Cultural Education Challenge. The partnership has a wide membership and brings together arts, cultural, educational and community organisations and the local authority to ensure a joined-up arts and cultural offer for children and young people.
Self-Injury & Risky Behaviours Conference
16 Jan
There is still time to book onto our upcoming conference, Self-injury & Risky Behaviours which will be held at Leeds Civic Hall on Time to Talk Day (7th February 2019). Our keynote speaker will be Govind Oliver, one of Steve Peters skills mentors from Chimp Management, the organisation that developed and published ‘The Chimp Paradox’. He will be discussing the book ‘My Hidden Chimp’ the child-friendly version of the Chimp Paradox, focusing on practical strategies to help children and young people manage difficult emotions. He managed the paediatric emergency department at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and is a member of the Royal College of Emergency Physicians, continuing his academic training alongside his clinical work. Delegates will get the opportunity to attend two of the following workshops: Eating disorders: supporting young people & building resilience in schools - Health & Wellbeing Service Strategies to support young people when they are anxious - CAMHs Broadening our understanding of the self-injury continuum - Educational Psychology Service Building resilience and coping with stress and trauma: the importance of early experience - Infant Mental Health Service The conference focuses on nurturing positive coping mechanisms within schools and children’s centres to prevent harmful behaviours from developing or accelerating throughout the life course, as well as sharing knowledge on the spectrum of harmful behaviours and how they present (these behaviours are increasingly being identified in early years and primary settings). Delegates can choose two workshops across the day and there will be a carousel where settings will be sharing best practise. MindMate registered settings can attend the event at the subsidised rate of £20 per delegate, making it an opportunity not to be missed. Alternatively, if you have any early intervention work within your centre that you would like to share with other settings within the carousel, you can get two free delegate places for the conference. If this interests you, please contact school.wellbeing@leeds.gov.uk. To book on, click here.