Investors in Pupils Open Morning 4th December 2018
Investors in Pupils Open Morning at Roberttown CE (vc) J&I School, Church Rd, Liversedge WF15 8BE.
Tuesday 4th December 2018, 9.30-11.30am. (Arrival from 9.15am).
Attendance at this Investors in Pupils open morning event provides you with a rare opportunity to see, hear and experience a primary school’s engagement with the Investors in Pupils programme, including a learning walk and presentations from staff and pupils and the central Investors in Pupils team.
Aim: This event is for colleagues responsible for co-ordinating pupil voice and participation in school and co-ordinating/introducing the Investors in Pupils programme. It is also relevant for members of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and anyone wanting to learn more about the award and the positive impact it can have on your whole school community.
Outcomes: By the end of the event, delegates will have an understanding of:
- how staff have integrated and developed ‘Investors in Pupils’, ensuring consistent provision
- how pupils are engaged and have a voice that is listened to
- the measurable impact ‘Investors in Pupils’ can have on the whole school community, and
- how to prepare for an assessment, what to expect from an assessment visit and online self-review
Booking: This event costs £30*. Please book online at: http://www.leedsforlearning.co.uk/ and search for course code: IiP-1218-T001.
N.B. Delegate places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Programme and school background: The Investors in Pupils programme provides a quality framework within which schools and educational settings develop, embed and enhance pupil voice and participation strategies. It provides opportunities for children and young people to take greater responsibility over their own education and behaviour across five main areas; learning; induction; behaviour; attendance (including punctuality) and school & classroom management. Please visit the programme website for further information at www.investorsinpupils.org.uk.
Roberttown serves a close knit semi-rural village community. Ofsted (2013) described the school as ‘slightly smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is well below the national average. The proportions of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds and those who speak English as an additional language are well below national averages. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is below average. The proportion of those supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is well below average’. This remains broadly accurate although class sizes are rising due to the school’s popularity.
Ofsted (2013) judged the school to be outstanding in all areas and many of the inspectors’ findings were immediately evident during this reassessment. The Ofsted judgements are best exemplified through the ‘CARE’ principle that is firmly embedded in the Roberttown approach to pupils’ personal development and wellbeing: ‘Consideration Affection Respect for Everyone & Everything’.
School leaders believe that Investors in Pupils is ‘what we do’ and ‘part of our approach’. Staff are confident that Investors in Pupils principles are firmly embedded in daily school life and are ‘common practice’.
Parents praised the school’s communication systems and the way that children’s achievements are celebrated in school. They feel that their children are listened to, supported and their individual needs are met; ‘I’ve always been welcomed and supported’…. ‘School is a family to the children’.
Investors in Pupils contact: 0113 3785254, 07891 275297
* In the event of a cancellation please note, unless a cancellation request is received at least 5 working days’ before the event you are liable for a £30 cancellation charge.
Daily Physical Activity Initiative Event
Active Schools+ in collaboration with Active Leeds and Public Health present ‘Daily Physical Activity Initiative’ – Half Day event 11th December 2018
Book via: http://www.leedsforlearning.co.uk/Event/82462
Active Schools+ in collaboration with Active Leeds and Public Health recognise that the health and wellbeing of children is paramount and is enhanced by regular physical activity. We support the government’s National ambition to encourage every primary school to adopt a daily activity initiative – to improve the physical, social and mental wellbeing of our children – regardless of age, ability or circumstance. We welcome Elaine Wylie founder of the Daily Mile to deliver a keynote and hear from a young person diagnosed with anxiety talking about the role that physical activity plays in her mental health.
You will leave the morning with ideas of how you can implement a daily activity in your school, case studies of success stories and a clear understanding of how physical activity can directly impact on the wellbeing of young people in your care.
Course cost: subsidised £20.00 per delegate for Leeds schools and settings.
Schools external to Leeds can attend this conference at the full cost of £125 per delegate
For further information please contact: email@example.com
Headteacher briefing: Embedding Arts, Culture and Heritage into your Curriculum
The Leeds Cultural Education Partnership (LCEP)*, in partnership with Noctua and YITSA teaching schools, are hosting a programme of events with a focus on ‘Embedding Arts, Culture and Heritage in your Curriculum’.
Spanning three events over this academic year, the programme aims to support schools to consider how they might enrich their curriculum and broaden pupil experience by engaging with the arts, culture and heritage offer in Leeds and beyond.
The first event is a briefing meeting for Headteachers and Senior Leaders. It will take place on Tuesday 27th November 2018 from 8.30am - 11.00am at the Discovery Centre. The meeting will include a Skype presentation from Susan Aykin, HMI and National Lead for Visual and Performing Arts. In response to recent announcements from Ofsted, Susan will be speaking on the importance of a broad and balanced curriculum with particular reference to the Arts. Susan will answer your questions provided in advance and taken from the floor. (If you have any questions please submit them now!) In addition, there will be an opportunity to hear from local school leaders on how and why they deliver an arts rich curriculum.
To book a place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
* The Leeds Local Cultural Education Partnership (LCEP) was established in September 2017 in response to Arts Council England’s Cultural Education Challenge. The partnership has a wide membership and brings together arts, cultural, educational and community organisations and the local authority to ensure a joined-up arts and cultural offer for children and young people.
A whole school approach to LGBT & Inclusion
In partnership with Educate and Celebrate the Health and Wellbeing Service Presents 'A whole school approach to LGBT & Inclusion'
28 Nov 2018 09:15 - 15:30
Venue: North East Learning Centre, Talbot Avenue, Leeds, LS17 6SF
Audience: Primaries, Secondary’s, SILC's, Post 16, and Alternative provision providers - PSHE, pastoral staff, Senior leadership staff, teachers
This interactive training led by Dr Elly Barnes (Educate and Celebrate) will support you to achieve LGBT+ Inclusion, developing subject knowledge and strategies to take a whole-school approach to creating institutional change by focusing on the core areas of Training, Policy, Curriculum, Environment and Community.
The practical and teacher-friendly training is designed to give you the confidence to lead the initiative within your own school, underpinned by relevant reading books at all key stages, research materials, lesson plans in all subject areas, key messages via display, sing-a-long songs, teaching pedagogies, impact day activities, exemplar policies and an action plan to take forward and start delivering the very next day!
This course aims to:
provide participants with increased LGBT+ knowledge
develop a deeper understanding of sexual orientation and gender identity and why it is necessary to include these in the curriculum
provide participants with an understanding of the law in relation to LGBT and OFSTED criteria/expectations
provide participants with lesson plans, resources and examples of environmental change and good practice
enable participants to create an action plan for a whole school approach to LGBT + Inclusion
For more information and to book visit: http://www.leedsforlearning.co.uk/Event/76631 or contact: Emma Newton on email@example.com
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