Leeds Primary and Secondary Literacy Conference: 'Getting Writing Right' 7 March 2018
The 2018 Leeds English and Literacy Conference will be a day of professional learning which senior leaders, subject leaders, lead practitioners and teachers cannot afford to miss. The day will be full of innovative opportunities to consider how to use writing, high quality feedback and engaging pedagogy to raise the level of challenge in classrooms and through curricula. We are excited to welcome two key note speakers; Andy Griffith, Writer and Education Consultant and Bob Cox, Independent Writing Consultant and Author.
Both key note speakers will address how to improve writing, feedback and pedagogy to raise aspirations, improve independent learning and raise the level of challenge in teaching. There will be a comprehensive programme of workshops facilitated by local and regional school practitioners and independent organisations. The workshops will include: engaging early writers, developing handwriting, whole class teaching of reading, how to plan effective teaching sequences for writing, using classic texts to develop writer skills and using web based opportunities to showcase children’s writing.
In addition there will be a range of workshops and our usual education resources exhibition. Bookings can be made on https://mondale-events.co.uk/event/leedsliteracyevent/
Leeds Inspirational Education Talks
New events for 2018! The Leeds Inspirational Education Talks feature national speakers in a one hour showcase. We have three speakers who are each making significant contributions to the national education agenda.
Ross McGill (1 March, 1830-1930, Rose Bowl)
Ross Morrison McGill is an experienced school leader with over 20 years of work in state schools across London. He has significant understanding of how to unpick the complexities of school life, improving the quality of professional development, well-being and whole-school teaching and learning. As a result of his national profile as the leading contributor and organiser of online CPD, he is frequently asked to speak at national conferences to reflect on educational developments and education policy.
Book here http://www.leedsforlearning.co.uk/Event/61473
Andy Griffith (7 March, 1545-1645, Elland Road)
Andy Griffith will explore how we teach content with the end in mind rather than in a linear fashion so that students know in advance what levels of knowledge, attitude, skills and habits they will be expected to achieve. He will look at how we define and de-mystify ambitious goals, and the importance of establishing students’ starting points before delivering the lessons. In addition, Andy will focus on how we ensure that learners consistently make great progress over time and he will provide strategies for planning a curriculum that engages students and provides the right level of challenge.
Book here http://www.leedsforlearning.co.uk/Event/64089
Cat Williams (20 June, 1830-1930, Rose Bowl)
Cat Williams is a relationship counsellor, personal coach, writer, speaker and expert on resilience, relationships and emotional well-being for the media, including the BBC and ITV. She is the founder of ‘Stay Calm and Content’ and the author of the multiple 5* reviewed ‘Stay Calm and Content No Matter What Life Throws At You’.She is a passionate speaker, genuinely concerned about the emotional well-being of young people today. The novel expression of her exploratory, open approach reveals an intellectual curiosity that is infectious. Catch her if you can!
Book here http://www.leedsforlearning.co.uk/Event/62028
Don't forget to book your place for the Leeds for Learning Exhibition 2018
The Leeds for Learning Exhibition will be held on Tuesday 27th February 2018 from 9.30 am to 12.00 pm in the Banqueting Suite at Leeds Civic Hall. This marketplace event allows you to discuss the needs of your school/setting with officers from a wide range of services.
Book your free place now to avoid disappointment!
Achievement for all: Improving Disadvantaged Outcomes Through Oracy Conference 23 March 2018
The Achievement for All: Improving Disadvantaged Outcomes through Oracy Conference aims to help and support all schools in the region to
The Conference will be held on Friday 23rd March 2018 at Weetwood Hall. We will be joined by Professor Neil Mercer, Director of Oracy Cambridge at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge and Jackie Reid, Partner Head teacher, Learning Improvement. The conference is available to Yorkshire and Humber schools and is aimed at Head teachers, senior leaders, school governors and teachers from all phases of education – colleagues will be able to select a route through the day that meets their needs.
Delegates will be able to enjoy a keynote speech from Professor Neil Mercer who will outline the latest thinking on talk in the classroom and ensure that the strategic approach has impact; that our children, in the face of an uncertain future, will have the required skills and attributes that are needed for the 21st century: communication and interpersonal skills, problem solving and idea generation, collaboration and networking, analysis and synthesis and creativity and
The day will also include a choice of workshops for delegates that range from inspirational sessions with local senior leaders who will explore “Impact in Leeds
schools to diminish the difference” to stimulating sessions such as “A whole school strategy to promoting oracy” from David Cooper, co-head teacher and Debbie Goddard, deputy head teacher at Batley Girls’ High School and “A whole school approach to talk” from Sacha Nelson, assistant head teacher
from Parkwood Primary School.
The full day delegate cost for this conference is £210 for SLA schools and £240 for non-SLA schools which includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Primary and secondary governors with the responsibility for pupil premium and vulnerable learners are invited to attend until 12.00pm at a cost of £60 for all schools to hear the keynote speech and to attend a relevant workshop.
The conference is already attracting great interest from schools all over the Yorkshire and Humber region – to book your place and to find more detailed workshop descriptions please visit https://mondale-events.co.uk/event/lccoracy23march2018/
We look forward to welcoming you on what is sure to be an inspirational day!
Save the date 22nd May Leeds SEN Conference 2018
The Leeds SEN Conference 2018 will be held on Tuesday 22nd May 2018 at Elland Road Stadium.
Hear from our keynote speaker, Anita Devi. Essential SEN briefing and a range of workshops on offer.
Registration information will be sent out later this term.