The Brilliant Benefits of Winter Residentials - Tuesday 21st November 2017
This free breakfast event is being led by Leeds City Council - Youth Service Projects in partnership with Learning Away Consortium. Held at Herd Farm but co-hosted by Lineham and Herd Farm teams to enable attendees to experience first-hand these amazing resources. The event will run from 8am – 10.30am with breakfast and registration between 8am and 8.30am on Tuesday 21 November 2017.
The Learning Away consortium are working collaboratively with residential providers to raise awareness about the benefits of residentials for schools in the winter months through a new #WinterResidentials campaign. The campaign will be an extension to the successful #BrilliantResidentials campaign and will launch in Autumn 2017.
Winter residentials are particularly effective because:
There is time for learning and development to be embedded back in school – the Learning Away programme discovered that residentials are especially likely to have a long term impact on students and on attainment in particular, when followed up on students return to school.
They foster deeper relationships which are sustained back in school – relationships between staff and students become more trusting and respectful.
Students get to know teachers as individuals; staff gain a better understanding of their students and how to respond to them which can benefit throughout the rest of the school year. So the sooner the teachers know their pupils and ‘set them up for success’ the better, and residentials play a crucial role in achieving this.
They are more affordable and therefore inclusive for all students – many residential providers have reduced rates, discounts and bursaries available over the winter months.
They offer new learning opportunities –such as: astronomy; night walks; and exploring in the dark. It will be within the hands of providers to develop programmes which highlight the opportunities available to at this time of year.
For more information about the benefits of winter residential experiences please follow this link :http://learningaway.org.uk/resources/winterresidentials/
Limited places are available so please click on the link to book your place today – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-brilliant-benefits-of-winter-residentials-tickets-38139384927
Programme - Tuesday 21 November 2017:
07.45 – 8:30 Breakfast and registration
08.30 Welcome and housekeeping
08:30 Phil Jackson; LCC Health & Safety Advisor
08:40 Kim Somerville; Learning Away Campaign Coordinator
09:15 Neil Bowden; Leeds Youth Service Projects Manager
09:20 Case studies - schools sharing their experiences of winter residential experiences at Lineham and Herd Farms.
09:35 Winter programmes – examples and options at Lineham and Herd Farms
10:00 Tour of Herd and/or Lineham Farms.
Free Prize Draw: All attendee’s will be entered into two prize draws for one class (max 32) to take part in a half day activity at Lineham Farm or Herd Farm including free transport.
Help! I'm in charge of the school library!
This full day course is aimed at anyone new to running a primary school library.
The course objectives are:
To gain an overview about all aspects of managing the school library
To consider the role of the library in the school
To learn about the processes and practical aspects of running a library
To provide an opportunity to look at a range of resources
Opportunities to share concerns and good practice
The role of Leeds School Library Service in supporting school libraries
Venue: School Library Service, Foxcroft Close, Leeds LS6 3NT
Date: Friday 17th November 2017
Time: 9.15 am to 3.30 pm
Price: £99.00 (including lunch with a vegetarian option)
To book ring 0113 3782677 or email firstname.lastname@example.org giving details of your school, delegate name, contact details and cost code.
SENCO Networks Coming Soon
Join our popular wedge based primary and citywide secondary networks and conferences which return at the beginning of November.
Always relevant, packed with comprehensive information and with practical advice that you can take back to school, plus a great opportunity to network with your colleagues.
www.leedsforlearning.co.uk Services>Quick Buy> SENIT> SENCO Networks
The School Food Conference
A brand new conference on Tuesday 5 December.
Times 9.30am until 4.00pm to be held at the Lord Mayor's Banqueting Hall, Civic Hall, Calverley Street, Leeds. The event will be an opportunity to find out more about how to embed the recent recommendations, for children and adults to reduce the amount of sugar consumed, in a school setting. We will share the latest research and evidence to drive forward change and inspire schools to take the lead for healthier, happier children and young people.
Simply search the course code HW-1217-T002 and click ‘Book now’
Leeds Primary and Secondary Maths Conference
Please join us at the Leeds Primary and Secondary maths conference at Elland Road on 10th November!
We’re looking forward to 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 your young mathematicians. We are excited to welcome Ian Davies, former network lead for mathematics for Ark schools and director for
Mathematics Mastery as key note speaker, and his interactive session will look at the use of language in assessments and in the mathematics classroom across
As usual, there will be a comprehensive programme of workshops facilitated by local and regional school practitioners. There will be a fantastic afternoon menu of opportunities with Don Steward, creator of MEDIAN – which is an extensive collection of rich resources for teaching mathematics
http://donsteward.blogspot.co.uk/ and Terezinha Nunes, Professor of Educational Studies, Oxford University.
Places are bookable via our partner website at https://mondale-events.co.uk/event/17lmat/
Looking forward to seeing you then!