Leeds for Learning Exhibition 2019 - Senior Leaders, Governors and Business Managers
Three Events in One - Same Day Same Venue!
For those of you who haven’t already booked onto the Leeds for Learning Exhibition 2019, we would like to invite you to this key event on Wednesday 20th March between 11am-1pm at Pudsey Civic Hall.
This is a drop-in event, showcasing the services provided by Leeds City Council to schools. It represents a fantastic opportunity for Business Managers, Senior Leaders and Governors to learn more about the broad range of educational products and services that are available through Leeds for Learning. This year, we are delighted to welcome more exhibitors than ever before, making the range of services available on the day even more comprehensive.
Our team of highly experienced practitioners will be on hand to discuss how we can tailor our broad range of quality products, services and training to match your needs.
*Early bird incentives will be available on the new SLA menu for schools and settings, as well as raffle prizes and other special offers. Refreshments are served throughout the morning and live music will be provided through ArtForms Music by the amazing folk pop band, Maia. Parking is free - please download your parking permit from the Exhibition event page on Leeds for Learning.
Headteacher/Financial Service to Schools Briefings
This year, we have combined the date with Business Managers admin information sessions provided by our Financial Services to Schools team which will also be held at Pudsey Civic Hall on the same day as the Exhibition, 20th March. There are two sessions, either side of the Leeds for Learning exhibition.
Plus the Headteacher Briefing...
Also at the same venue on 20th March is the Primary Headteacher briefing from 1.15-3.45pm.
To book places at these events, click here
Please note – if you have already booked places at the Headteacher or Finance Briefings, you will still need to book an additional place at the Leeds for Learning exhibition.
SMART Resilience Masterclass - for Headteachers and Senior Leaders
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 Schools - Teachers & Heads
Herd Farm Breakfast Event Thursday 28th February 2019
See and discover more about Herd Farm as a local resource
Meet the management team
Tour of the centre
Opportunity to experience an activity
7:00- 8:00am Arrival & breakfast– Last serving 7.45am
8:00-8:30am Introduction to Herd Farm and the management team with a talk about local benefits
8:30-9:00am Hear from students and teachers on their experiences at Herd Farm
9:00-10:00am Option to participate in an activity! ( Please bring outdoor clothes) or tour of the centre
A free group activity for the first 10 schools who book. (Max group of 12 young people)
To book your place please email firstname.lastname@example.org (Please could you let us know if you want to take part in our activities)
Open all year round, Herd Farm specialise in inclusive, exciting and memorable residential courses.
With the emphasis on participation, we support and enable children to develop self and group awareness; sense of achievement; increased confidence; and physical and mental skills.
The centre offers more than 40 activities, including:
Assault Course Giant Swing Zip Wire Orienteering
Leap of faith Den building Climbing tower Pottery
Abseiling Bushcraft Body zorbs Biking (BMX, KMX and adapted bikes)
High Ropes Archery Crate Stack Puzzle Palace
Achievement for all: Breaking down barriers conference
Welcoming Marc Rowland, Head of Rosendale Research School and former Deputy Director of the National Education Trust
Date: Friday 15th March 2019
Time: 8.00 – 15:30
Venue: Weetwood Hall, LS16 5PS
Cost: £210 for SLA schools, £240 for Non SLA schools
Governors with the responsibility of closing the gap/ diminishing the difference can attend the morning keynote (until 11:25) at a cost of £60 for all schools.
Many young people achieve great educational outcomes whilst facing significant challenges and overcoming social, emotional and economic barriers. Sadly for a significant numbers of learners this is not the case. This is evidenced by the underperformance of some vulnerable groups in comparison to their peers and the gaps which are present within national data sets. We are delighted to welcome Marc Rowland, Head of Rosendale Research School and former Deputy Director of the National Education Trust as our keynote speaker. Marc will share his wealth of expert knowledge and experience of improving outcomes for disadvantaged learners. Marc has established himself as an expert in this field through his work in a number of national contexts.
Throughout the day delegates will delve deep and consider thought-provoking ideas and strategies that have been successful in breaking down barriers to all pupils achieving success, by attending a range of practical, engaging and inspiring real life, school based, case studies and workshops.
For full workshop descriptions, further information and to book your place, please visit
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.