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 email@example.com 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 Youth Voice Summit on Climate - Wednesday 12th February 2020 (FREE EVENT!)
Calling all Secondary Schools and Post 16 Settings....
11,734 Leeds' young people recently voted, in the 2019 Make Your Mark ballot, as the top issue to Protect the Environment
(that's 17% of the youth population in Leeds!)
"We believe that we have a responsibility to protect the environment from the effects of climate change for the next generation; and the government should look towards carbon neutral alternatives"
It is also well known that Leeds City Council have declared a climate emergency and there have been Strike 4 Change youth movements in the city .
Protecting the Environment will be the campaign for the Leeds Youth Council working group for the next 12 months and the forthcoming event is a timely opportunity for your students to have their voices heard.
You are, therefore, invited to bring 4 students and 1 staff member to the first Leeds Youth Voice Summit on Climate.
This FREE EVENT will take place on Wednesday 12 February 9:30am - 2pm at Leeds Civic Hall.
Join us on the day to;
learn more about the effects of and science behind climate change,
take part in a Q&A panel with the Leader of Leeds City Council,
work together with city councillors to develop solutions and
consider ways to reduce the carbon footprint
Places are limited and booking is essential so please book early to avoid disappointment - places can be booked HERE
Please download the attached flier to promote the event amongst your students.
As a city we are committed to listening to the voices of Young People to create a Child Friendly City. Taking part in events such as this is a fantastic opportunity for students to experience something completely different, increase an overall sense of achievement which can also link through to improved attainment. We hope to see you in February!
Please note this initial summit is only for Secondary and Post 16 settings, a Primary summit will take place in the Summer term so that the voices of all children can be heard.
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
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 and will explore the behaviour and attitudes judgement.
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
For more details including workshop choices, please visit:
Curriculum and Assessment: http://www.leedsforlearning.co.uk/Event/107218
Changing behaviours: http://www.leedsforlearning.co.uk/Event/107243
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.