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.
Exciting news for childminders
Leeds for Learning, new development for childminders…
We are delighted to announce that with effect from 1st October 2018, all childminders will be able to use Worldpay online payments system on Leeds for Learning in addition to invoicing. From 1st January 2019, the invoicing option will be withdrawn and all childminders making purchases on Leeds for Learning will be required to use Worldpay.
Leeds City Council recognises that childminders are individuals rather than larger organisations and do not have the same access to resources to deal with invoicing and payments. We are sure that you will welcome the convenience this addition to Leeds for Learning offers. The introduction of Worldpay enables us to continue to provide affordable services to childminders as it helps us increase efficiency and reduces the cost of our financial processes without having to significantly increase our prices.
If you have any queries regarding this exciting new development, please email us at email@example.com.
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.
Fire Door Safety Week - 24-30 September 2018
Fire Door Safety Week is an annual campaign designed to engage and educate building owners and users on how to properly use and maintain fire doors. The campaign runs from 24 to 30 September 2018.
Please visit www.firedoorsafetyweek.co.uk where you will be able to find the following –
FREE Best Practice Guide to fire doors – offering a step-by-step through the fire door process, from specification to installation, use and maintenance
FREE Video: specification & installation - explains the importance of good fire door specification and installation, featuring a real test that shows what happens when we get it wrong
FREE Handy Toolkit – where you will find useful information / resources / checklists
Please also view the Fire Safety Services Home Page where you can review the latest Bulletin information on fire doors as well as other key fire safety information.
Remember, Fire doors save lives!