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.
Free Training Opportunities for New and Existing Business Managers/Administrators
In response to requests from Headteachers and Business Managers we will be offering two FREE training opportunities to support Business Managers/Administrators to effectively manage their school’s/setting’s Leeds for Learning area. Each session will develop confidence in using the new ‘Store’ to purchase your 20/21 products, services and SLAs which will be live and available to order from Monday 24th February 2020.
Both sessions will be practical and tailored to ensure any specific questions you have can be responded to by our team.
The first event ‘Leeds for Learning Training for new Business Managers’ on 23rd Jan 12.45 – 3.30pm is specifically focussing on the needs of those new in role and with limited experience of the Leeds for Learning site. Please book here.
The second event ‘Leeds for Learning Training for Business Managers’ on 10th Feb 12.45-2.45pm is aimed at users with some experience who would welcome an opportunity to find out more about the new Store and extend their knowledge of the system. Please book here.
If we have excess demand for these sessions additional events will be organised.
Leeds SEND Inclusion Strategy Briefing Note
Briefing Note for Schools and Education Settings 2019
Making Leeds a great place to learn for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities: the Leeds SEND Inclusion Strategy
A major drive of the SEND strategy 2014-2017 was focused on the implementation of the Children and Families Act. The essential building blocks of the reforms have been now delivered.
We have updated our SEND position statement with the approval of the SEND partnership board and will consult on the document with stakeholders.
Partners in Leeds are confident that, together, we can meet the challenge and make the changes necessary to transform the lives of the children and young people with SEND.
Our strategic intentions
We believe that, to truly deliver improved outcomes for our SEND population, the SEND Inclusion Strategy needs to become a joint strategy with education, health and social care. We therefore intend to completely revise the current SEND strategy, policy and governance structure to support joint working to improve outcomes.
The current SEND strategy, while in line with statutory requirements, has a disproportionate focus on education. Improving the outcomes of vulnerable learners, including those with SEND, is a priority across education, health and social care and a joint responsibility.
The Children and Families directorate have reviewed and re-shaped their structure. While the SEND agenda is within the learning directorate under the Head of Learning Inclusion, the new structure has a greater focus on raising educational outcomes for vulnerable learners through joint working and new ways of commissioning.
Our vision for all children and young people with SEND is that they have the right support and opportunities at the right time so that achieve their potential and are happy, healthy and independent adults leading fulfilling lives.
The revised SEND Inclusion Strategy will adopt a joint approach, based on the Children and Young People’s Plan Outcomes, so every child and young person with SEND can:
Attend and attain in inclusive schools and other settings
Achieve in wider life
Enjoy healthy lifestyles
Have voice and influence
Have joined up support for their family
Governance changes to support a joint approach and new ways of commissioning:
The SEND Partnership Board will offer governance and monitoring oversight of the SEND Inclusion Strategy and priorities identified
Under the SEND Partnership Board a SEND Practice Improvement Board, chaired by the Deputy Director for Learning, will ensure the operational implementation of the SEND Inclusion Strategy
Subgroups and task and finish groups for each priority will be created reporting to the SEND Practice Improvement Board
Named senior managers responsible for each group will report progress to the SEND Practice Improvement Board and the SEND Partnership Board
Strategic context of development
Leeds 2030, our vision to be the best city in the UK: Vision for Leeds 2011 to 2030
Leeds Inclusive Growth Strategy 2018 to 2023
Leeds Children and Young People’s Plan 2018 to 2023
The Leeds 3As Strategy: Attend, Attain, Achieve
Future in Mind: Leeds 2016 -2020
Leeds Preparing for Adulthood Strategy 2017 - 2022
Children’s Services Improvement Plan 2019 - 2020
Strategic review of specialist provision for SEND 2018
Current Position Statement
The document outlining our position is available on the Leeds City Council Website
Head of Learning Inclusion
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.
SAVE THE DATES!
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
Professor Dame Alison Peacock is Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching.
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.
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
Lunch and refreshments are included.
1st place: £175
2nd place: £125
Music Centres Can Complement Classroom Learning
If you are a Head Teacher or Music Co-ordinator in Leeds, you will already be aware of the various music education services that ArtForms can offer for your school here on Leeds for Learning, but did you know that we also have offers within the community in the form of our Music Centres? They run on Saturday mornings during term time, hosted in seven schools across the city and are open to the whole community, regardless of age, as a place to learn to play and make music together.
The benefits of music on learning and education are well documented, including in this study from March, where researchers from the VU University of Amsterdam found that "children who received music lessons showed improved language-based reasoning and the ability to plan, organize and complete tasks, as well as improved academic achievement."
Another study from the University of Arizona found that “young men and women who shared musical experiences with their parents during childhood - and especially during adolescence - report having better relationships with [their parents] as they enter young adulthood.” The majority of Music Centre classes are based on ability rather than age group, so this allows parents and their children to learn and make music together which can benefit their social development and wellbeing.
ArtForms’ Music Centres offer a wonderful opportunity for your pupils to expand the knowledge they gain through their National Curriculum learning and complement their instrumental or vocal lessons in schools, as well as giving them the skills and confidence to reach their potential both inside and out of the classroom.
Our Music Centres will be enrolling from 9am on Saturday 8th September – why not encourage your pupils and their parents to go along to their closest centre! For more information, including what is on offer, and to find your nearest music centre, you can also visit our website.