Leeds for Learning English and Literacy Conference and Exhibition
Event Dates and Prices
Friday 11th November 2022
Closing the Writing Gap
The 2022 Leeds English and Literacy Conference will be a day of professional learning which senior leaders, subject leaders, lead practitioners, teachers and governors cannot afford to miss. The day will be full of innovative opportunities to consider how to close the writing gap and develop writing opportunities for our children. We are excited to welcome Alex Quigley, national content manager at the Education Endowment Foundation. He is formerly Director of Teaching and Learning at Huntington School, York, and author of Closing the Writing Gap, published by Routledge. Daniel Ingram-Brown is an award-winning author, theatre maker and educator, who lives in Yorkshire. He is the author of The Firebird Chronicles series for children aged 9-12: Rise of the Shadow Stealers (2013), The Nemesis Charm (2016), and Through the Uncrossable Boundary (2018), published by Our Street Books.
We are also delighted to be joined by Holly Wimbush, Head of KS4 Literature and Subject Leader of A- Level Language and Literature at a secondary school in Cheshire and Litdrive regional advocate; Zara Shah, who has a Masters in teaching and works as a Key Stage 3 English coordinator, is an A- level language examiner, a Litdrive regional advocate, and supporter of @EngchatUk; Chris Curtis, an English teacher and head of department with over a decade’s experience in education and the author of ‘How to Teach English’.
Our keynotes will address how to close the writing gap for our weaker writers and how to engage children through exciting writing opportunities across the curriculum. There will be a comprehensive programme of workshops facilitated by local and regional school practitioners and independent organisations.
All of this will take place amongst the excellent facilities of the Headingley Experience, Leeds and will be hosted by Leeds City Council School Improvement Team, who have a proven track record of delivering high impact professional learning.
A full programme with workshop details may be found below and delegates are asked to pre-select their workshop choices when registering.
Alongside the Conference there will be an exhibition of education suppliers and those companies wishing to exhibit at this popular event should kindly contact us as soon as possible as space is limited at the venue and stands can only be offered on a first come, first served basis.
The cost per Primary delegate is £200 for those from SLA Schools and £250 for those from non SLA and non-Leeds schools. Additional full day delegate places from the same school is £100 SLA and £125 non SLA. The Leading English Training Package schools have one prepaid place.
Secondary Leading Learning Partnership (LLP) schools have one prepaid places at this event and will be charged at the discounted rate of £100 for all additional delegate places. Secondary non-LLP and non-Leeds schools will be charged £250 per delegate and £125 for all additional places from the same school.
Schools will be invoiced directly from Leeds City Council.