Are you looking for childcare places for the start of the new term?
Leeds City Council’s childcare business has vacancies across the city at their Little Owls nurseries, all of which are rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. For full details and contact information, please see the attached leaflet.
Are you making the most of your apprenticeship levy?
Outstanding opportunities to train and develop your staff.
There is currently a broad range of apprenticeship opportunities available for school staff these have been developed and approved through the Institute for Apprenticeships– Teaching Level 6, Teaching Assistant Level 3, School Business Managers, School Admin, ICT Technicians, Caretaking, etc. The role of the Apprenticeship Programme team at Leeds City Council is to support you in accessing these.
Not sure how to apply? Don’t worry - applying for the funding is straightforward. Once you have established the individual development needs of your current or new staff through your existing performance management and have decided on an apprenticeship standard or Framework that is appropriate, you need to complete an expression of interest form (available as an attachment to this article). Your expression of interest is then submitted to an apprenticeship panel for review. Once funding has been agreed, there are a number of approved training providers who will deliver the training and we will assist in brokering the right provision for you.
If you are a Leeds maintained school, your apprenticeship levy will already have come off your current budget, so it’s important that you are making the best use of what is available.
Deadline for expressions of interest for the next cohort is 9th November for January starts.
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Leeds Mathematics Conference 14th November 2018
The 2018 Primary and Secondary Mathematics Conference will be a day of professional learning which subject leaders, SLEs, senior leaders and head teachers cannot afford to miss. The day will be full of innovative opportunities to consider pedagogy and develop mathematical thinking and communicating for young mathematicians.
Leeds City Council are excited to welcome Dr Vanessa Pittard as key note speaker. For the last six years she has worked at the Department for Education in England developing policy, commissioning delivery and managing strategic relationships with the aim of improving outcomes for young people. Over recent years Vanessa has led policy reforms to mathematics and STEM education and primary phonics/literacy. Vanessa now works as an Independent Education consultant offering extensive experience and expert advice linked to curriculum and qualification change, pedagogy, mastery and cognition as well as education policy development.
As usual, there will be a comprehensive programme of workshops facilitated by local and regional school practitioners.All of this will take place amongst the excellent facilities of Elland Road Stadium, and will be hosted by Leeds City Council School Improvement Team, who have a proven track record of delivering high impact professional learning.
Places at the conference are bookable at https://mondale-events.co.uk/event/leedsmaths2018/ and an 'Early Bird' discount applies until September 28. Discount packages are also available through http://www.leedsforlearning.co.uk/Services/2444 until September 21.
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The Leeds Primary and Secondary English Conference 9 November 2018
The 2018 Primary and Secondary English Conference will be a day of professional learning which subject leaders, SLEs, senior leaders and head teachers cannot afford to miss! The day will be full of opportunities to consider pedagogy, focusing on subject knowledge and the ways in which children learn best. Delegates will work together to explore how to support children to make progress at all key stages.
Places should be booked through our external partner https://mondale-events.co.uk/event/leedsliteracy2018/
We are excited to welcome two key note speakers; Alex Quigley, Senior Associate at the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), author and trainer and formerly Deputy Head (Curriculum) & Director of Teaching and Learning at Huntington School, York and Stephen Parsons, Speech and Language Therapist and author with a particular interest in vocabulary and classroom language, co-creator with Anna Brannigan of the ‘Word Aware’ programme and Chair of @NAPLIC. We will also be joined by Rebecca Cosgrave, Lead Primary English Adviser and author of ‘No Nonsense Spelling’, who will be delivering a workshop.
There will be a comprehensive programme of workshops facilitated by local and regional school practitioners and consultants. For more information please visit https://mondale-events.co.uk/event/leedsliteracy2018.
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Please book via: https://mondale-events.co.uk/event/leedsliteracy2018/ available to book from September where you can find further information about the day.
Full delegate costs: SLA schools £200.00, Non SLA schools £240.00. Early bird reduced pricing is available until 28th September- see website for details.
Leeds Learning Partnership schools have one prepaid place.
Alternative discount places for primary schools are available from http://www.leedsforlearning.co.uk/Services/2444 until 21 September.
Headspace and beyond: Wellbeing in Schools
Join Leeds City Council and Education Support to celebrate wellbeing and build on the success of 'Head Space' which has provided support to Head Teachers and senior staff in schools across Leeds on Friday 16th November 2018!
Wellbeing of staff is a key priority for Leeds City Council and we are aware of the serious effects that stress and the pressures of work can have on the wellbeing of Heads, Senior Leaders and staff in schools.
Leeds City Council has been working with Education Support for several years running the Head Space programme for Heads to assist them in managing their own wellbeing and resilience thereby enabling them to support their staff and recognise their wellbeing needs. We are really proud of the success of the programme which is why we are organising this event to provide more information, advice and support for Heads, Senior Leaders and Governors to help sustain the wellbeing of all staff in schools.
The Showcase will cover:
Key note speeches from Chief Executives from LCC and Education Support.
Presentations from 2 Headteachers about what Headspace has meant for them and what they’ve done in their schools to promote wellbeing.
Practical wellbeing workshops
Presentations of what wellbeing help, support and services are available to Headteachers and their staff.
A chance to network and visit the wellbeing services exhibition.
For more information and to book your place, please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/headspace-and-beyond-wellbeing-in-schools-tickets-40782404269?aff=erelpanelorg