New Speaker Announced at Curriculum and Assessment Conference
**New conference speaker announced -Tackling the Big Issues: Curriculum and Assessment**
We have added Steve Mastin, education, curriculum and assessment consultant as our final keynote for the
Tackling the Big Issues Curriculum and Assessment Conference.
Steve Mastin has worked for 20 years in schools across England, as a history teacher, as curriculum specialist across primary and secondary schools in a large multi-academy trust, and as a senior leader. Steve has trained teachers for the University of Cambridge and for several international Ministries of Education, been a senior examiner with a leading UK exam board, and supported curriculum development. He has advised the UK Department of Education on the national curriculum, assessment and exam reform. He is now an education consultant specialising in curriculum design, resourcing and implementation, teacher training, and developing senior leaders in schools.
"Taking curriculum seriously: the pitfalls, possibilities and power of rigorous curricular thinking."
With schools finding a renewed interest in all things curricular, senior leaders are asking how to make use of their freedoms to interpret the various agenda. What are the features of the finest curricula? What does it mean when Ofsted says schools should treat the 'curriculum as the progression model'? How should senior leaders ensure their diverse subject curricula are strong in scope, rigour, coherence and sequencing. Secondary schools rely on subject specialists to design their curriculum; primary schools have different challenges and opportunities. Steve will look at the evidence that supports curricular thinking, examine examples of strong and weak curricular models, to support
senior leaders in asking the right questions of their curricula designs.
If you would like to benefit from our revised assessment workshop, Tom Sherrington will now enlighten colleagues with an “Authentic Assessment: Making assessment meaningful for you, your students and parents at KS2 and beyond” in place of the Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction.
Andrew Percival will continue to share an in depth and practical look at how Stanley Road, Oldham have developed a knowledge rich curriculum which is based and uses on cognitive science principles.
The revised timetable for the day is attached, if you would like to change any of your workshop choices, please do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
For more details including workshop choices, please visit: https://bit.ly/2s1ehEi
Cost: £175 for 1st delegate and £125 for any additional delegates
Venue: Cloth Hall Court, LS1 2HA
Date: 7 February 2020
Time: 8.45am – 3:30pm
We look forward to welcoming you on the day.
Tackling the Big Issues: Spring 2020 Conferences
0 -19 learning Improvement presents TACKLING THE BIG ISSUES SPRING 2020 CONFERENCES considering the latest research and innovations in policies and good practice on the key educational issues.
The days will provide attendees with the opportunity to get up-to-date with quality educational content from leading international, national and regional speakers and networking with over 100 leaders.
***REGISTRATION NOW OPEN***
Day 1: Tackling the Big Issues: Curriculum and Assessment
Date: Friday 7th February 2020, 8.45am – 3.30pm
Venue: Cloth Hall Court, Quebec Street, Leeds, LS1 2HA
Tom Sherrington is an education consultant and author of the popular blog teacherhead.com and The Learning Rainforest.
Andrew Percival is a deputy head teacher and curriculum leader in a primary school in Oldham. He tweets @primarypercival and blogs at primarypercival.weebly.com.
Steven Mastin, education, curriculum and assessment consultant will explore "Taking curriculum seriously: the pitfalls, possibilities and power of rigorous curricular thinking."
For more details including workshop choices, please visit: http://www.leedsforlearning.co.uk/Event/107218
Day 2: Tackling the Big Issues: Changing Behaviours
Date: Friday 13th March 2020, 8.45am – 3.30pm
Venue: Cloth Hall Court, Quebec Street, Leeds, LS1 2HA
Tom Bennett is a teacher and the Department for Education's independent adviser on behaviour in schools. He is also the founder of researchED, a teacher-led organisation working to improve the use of evidence in education.
Daniel Muijs is Head of Research at Ofsted and will explore the behaviour and attitudes judgement.
• The leadership of Behaviour: How to offer non Judgemental Support
• An introduction into Unconscious Bias
• It’s hard being me: Supporting young men
• School perspective’s on transforming behaviours and attitudes: Blenheim Primary School and Richmond Hill Academy
For more details including workshop choices, please visit: http://www.leedsforlearning.co.uk/Event/107243
Both days will provide head teachers, senior leaders, year leaders, curriculum leaders and governors with the opportunity to receive the latest updates with quality educational content from leading international, national and regional speakers and as well as having the opportunity to network with over a 100 leaders.
Lunch and refreshments are included.
1st place: £175
2nd place: £125
Have your say on how Leeds City Council continue to fund their services
Leeds City Council is currently considering its budget for the next financial year, and they want to hear what you think.
The council is calling for anyone who lives or works in Leeds to have their say on their proposals for 2020/21 by filling out their short online survey. The proposals focus on maintaining high-quality council services for all as the demand for them rises and the money they have to deliver them falls.
There is now less than a week to get involved with the survey, with Tuesday 28 January the final day for responses – have your say today, and make sure to share it with others.
Throughout the survey, there is a breakdown of the key points being proposed for next year to help you have your say. Additionally, you can read more about the key changes being proposed here: https://news.leeds.gov.uk/funding-challenges-continue-as-leeds-city-council-releases-initial-budget-plans-for-202021/.
By sharing what service areas matters most to you, the council can hopefully ensure a final budget which best supports the services you and your communities’ access.
The online survey is available at http://bit.ly/leedsbudgetconsult, and should only take 10 to 15 minutes to fill out. Once the consultation is over, councillors will see the results of this survey before a final budget is debated and agreed next month.
For further information, please contact email@example.com.
Leeds for Learning Exhibition 2020 Booking Now! Free Event - Wednesday 18th March
The annual Leeds for Learning Exhibition at Pudsey Civic Hall showcases the vast range of products, training and services provided by Leeds City Council to schools and settings.
With over seventy teams exhibiting, it represents a unique networking opportunity for Headteachers, Senior Leaders, Business Managers, Settings Leaders and Governors from across Leeds and beyond, to discuss the full range of support we offer.
High quality, cost-effective, high impact solutions, for all phases of education from Early Years through to FE, enable you to have a positive impact on outcomes whilst making best value for money decisions.
At the event, we launch the new 2020/2021 offer and our team will be on hand to discuss how we can tailor our support to match your needs. There will be early bird booking incentives and a free prize draw featuring high value prizes.
To book, visit the Leeds for Learning Exhibition page.
Refreshments will be served and parking is free.
Three events in one!
Same day, same venue - go straight from the exhibition:
For your convenience, we have arranged the Primary Headteacher and Business Manager Admin Briefings to be held on the same day at the same venue, making it easy for you to attend both. Please note, if you are attending two events on the same day, you will need to book your place at both by following one of the links below
Primary Headteacher Briefing
Finance Admin Briefing for Business Managers
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or download flyer attached.
Cooking and Nutrition Education Conference - Tuesday 31st March
Be prepared for an Osfted deep dive and ensure that your curriculum meets the new statutory requirements.
Bring food education to life in partnership with the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF)
The Health and Wellbeing Service at Leeds City Council, in conjunction with the BNF, are bringing this exciting and innovative event to Leeds, following on from the success of the 2019 National Food and Nutrition Education Conference. The event will take place on Tuesday 31 March 08:30 - 3:30pm at Elland Road Stadium.
The conference will include learning on the NEW Health Education Curriculum, Ofsted and preparing for a deep dive in Nutrition and Cooking.
The conference is aimed at ALL teachers across the country regardless of career stage and will provide insight into the national food and nutrition issues that impact the lives and education of children and young people.
There will be presentations and workshops being delivered by Roy Ballam, Frances Meek and Claire Theobald of the British Nutrition Foundation in the fields of:
planning schemes of work,
where food comes from,
Book your place HERE