Leeds for Learning Annual 2018 Primary and Secondary English and Literacy Conference and Exhibition

Event Dates and Prices

Friday 9th November 2018

8.00am – 3.30pm

 

       

‘More than Words – boosting Vocabulary for life-long learning’

The 2018 Leeds English and Literacy Conference will be a day of professional learning which senior leaders, subject leaders, lead practitioners and teachers cannot afford to miss.  The day will be full of innovative opportunities to consider how to use, build and maintain vocabulary to raise the level of learning in our classrooms.  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 with Babcock LDP, based in the South West, who will be delivering a workshop.  She has extensive experience as an adviser and as a teacher in London and Devon and is the co-author of ‘No Nonsense Spelling’.

Both key note speakers will address how to improve children’s vocabulary to raise aspirations, improve independent learning and raise the level of challenge in teaching.  There will also 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 Elland Road Stadium, Leeds and will be hosted by Leeds City Council School Improvement Team, who have a proven track record of delivering high impact professional learning.

Alongside the Conference, a range of companies and organisations supplying to both Primary and Secondary Education will be displaying their products and services. This event is likely to be very popular and companies wishing to exhibit are urged to book their space as soon as possible. Please view the list of those exhibitors already participating and contact us should you be a Company wishing to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to promote your activity in this marketplace.

Leeds United Football Club, Elland Road, Leeds LS11 0ES

Delegates are requested to register using the ‘delegate registration’ button to the left of this page and to select ONE workshop in each of the three sessions. Workshops will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and, in the event of a workshop being full, delegates will be asked to choose alternatives.

The cost per primary delegate is £200 for those from SLA Schools and £240 for those from non SLA and non-Leeds schools.  

Secondary Leeds Learning Partnership (LLP) schools have one prepaid place at this event and will be charged at the rate of £200 for all additional delegate places.  Secondary non-LLP and non-Leeds schools will be charged £240 per delegate.

Head Teachers, Senior Leaders and Governors are invited to attend the morning keynote speech at a cost of £60 per delegate. 

Schools will be invoiced directly from Leeds City Council following registration on this site.

Workshops

The following workshops will be running and can be selected on the booking form.

1A: 'Closing the vocabulary gap and the Key Stage Two Reading test' (Primary)

Alex Quigley – Author & Senior Associate at the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)

In this session Alex unpicks the challenges that underpin the KS2 Reading test. He will offer a range of evidence-informed approaches, including reading strategy instruction, understanding inference, and explicit vocabulary instruction.

Day: Friday
Time: 11:15 am
Duration: 1 hour

1B: Fundamentals of inspirational writing: ‘a journey from within’ (Primary)

Clara Glanville – Leeds Primary School Improvement Consultant and Sharon Tredgett – Leeds Primary Movement Play Consultant

Do you know what effective teaching and learning looks like for younger children? Are you aware how integral the prime areas of learning are as a key driver in improving outcomes in writing.

‘Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive ‘ Statutory Framework for the EYFS 2017 pg 7

This workshop will explore effective strategies which facilitate children’s communication and language, physical development and personal, social and emotional development in order to secure improved outcomes in writing. The workshop will also include successful case studies from a Leeds school who have successfully narrowed the attainment gap.

Day: Friday
Time: 11:15 am
Duration: 1 hour

1C: NOW CANCELLED

Now cancelled.

 

Day: Friday
Time: 11:15 am
Duration: 1 hour

1D: How to build vocabulary to improve children’s literacy skills (Primary)

Rebecca Cosgrave – Devon LA Primary School Improvement Consultant and author of ‘No Nonsense Spelling’

This session will respond to the heightened emphasis on vocabulary in the KS1 and KS2 English programmes of study. It will provide some practical strategies to support children in becoming successful in reading, writing and spelling across the curriculum, by improving vocabulary.

There will be a focus on exploring the theory of vocabulary development, practical classroom strategies for vocabulary acquisition and application and how to develop your own and pupils’ interest and curiosity about words.

Day: Friday
Time: 11:15 am
Duration: 1 hour

1E: Huntington Research School’s disciplined Inquiry methodology (Secondary)

Nessa Whitehurst, Allerton High and Ella Erskine, Lawnswood School – the Leading Learning Partnership’s learning and teaching specialists.

Excitingly the Huntington Research School, York is now a strategic partner for the Leading Learning Partnership, keeping us at the forefront of evidence informed practice and developments in educational research. This session will provide the training required for subject leaders to carry out their own disciplined inquiry which matches their schools’ priorities. The workshop will develop confidence in interrogating research and effectively evaluating the effect of strategies employed to raise attainment and diminish the difference. The disciplined inquiry will span across the academic year, resulting in informed, confident and autonomous leaders who will also have the opportunity to share findings across subjects and schools.

Day: Friday
Time: 11:15 am
Duration: 1 hour

2A: Bringing the ‘Word Aware’ approach to the busy classroom (Primary)

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

Children’s literature is a great source of the literate vocabulary that we want to see in children’s writing, but often don’t. Direct teaching of vocabulary helps to bridge that gap. This workshop adds to the Word Aware approach, which will be outlined in the keynote presentation, and guides attendees through the direct teaching of words from whole class books. The approach can be adapted from Early Years to KS3, but the focus will be KS1 and 2 *ideally attendees should bring a book that they would read to their class. 

Day: Friday
Time: 1:15 pm
Duration: 1 hour

2B: The poetry of Grammar (Primary and secondary – KS2 and KS3)

Kully Richardson – 0-19 School Improvement Consultant and work from pupils at Rawdon St Peter’s Primary, Leeds

In this session we will look at ways of developing a love and understanding of language to motivate and engage children in the classroom and beyond. Through active participation, you will learn ways to support children to effectively participate in lessons that will improve their own spoken, standard English. If you want to engage pupils so they can see how grammar is fun and meaningful, join this workshop!

Day: Friday
Time: 1:15 pm
Duration: 1 hour

2C: Using Shakespeare’s plays to support creative leaps in progress in KS1 (Primary)

Therese O’Sullivan – Leeds Primary School Improvement Consultant, and staff from Carr Manor Primary School, Leeds

In this workshop, Therese, in partnership with Y1 teachers from Carr Manor, will share many of the creative techniques they have employed in the tried and tested ‘Leeds meets Shakespeare’ project which was recently staged in 6 Leeds schools. The focus on speaking and listening and the use of drama to explore the key themes in ‘The Tempest’ and ‘A Winter’s Tale’, enabled all pupils but particularly less able or less confident pupils to actively engage with the complex plots and to develop their thinking and language skills considerably.  Teachers will share their planning and resources and will discuss how these approaches can be adapted for use with other year groups. Delegates will receive a full suite of materials to support them with bringing Shakespeare to life in an engaging manner in their own schools.

Day: Friday
Time: 1:15 pm
Duration: 1 hour

**NOW FULL* 2D: How to build vocabulary to improve children’s literacy skills (Primary)

**NOW FULL** Please do not select this option.

Rebecca Cosgrave – Devon LA Primary School Improvement Consultant and author of ‘No Nonsense Spelling’

This session will respond to the heightened emphasis on vocabulary in the KS1 and KS2 English programmes of study. It will provide some practical strategies to support children in becoming successful in reading, writing and spelling across the curriculum, by improving vocabulary.

There will also be a focus on exploring the theory of vocabulary development, practical classroom strategies for vocabulary acquisition and application and how to develop your own and pupils’ interest and curiosity about words.

Day: Friday
Time: 1:15 pm
Duration: 1 hour

2E: Maintain progress between KS4 to KS5 (Secondary)

Nessa Whitehurst, Allerton High and Ella Erskine, Lawnswood School – the Leading Learning Partnership’s learning and teaching specialists.

An opportunity to examine why some children make expected progress at Key Stage 4 but then go on to find A level a step too far. This workshop will examine ways to bridge the gap and look at the curriculum in detail, mapping out key skills and knowledge to support the transition.

Day: Friday
Time: 1:15 pm
Duration: 1 hour

3A: Word Aware (Primary)

In this final keynote, Stephen Parsons will look at how words are learnt, practical impact in the classroom, key strategies to develop children’s vocabulary and ways to support children with entrenched word learning difficulties.

Day: Friday
Time: 2:30 pm
Duration: 1 hour

3B: 'Diminishing the difference in the secondary English classroom'

Alex Quigley – Author & Senior Associate at the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)

This session will analyse the patterns of underperformance indicated across the different exam boards, including  the common barriers for disadvantaged students, before offering a range of evidence-informed strategies to tackle those issues successfully.

Day: Friday
Time: 2:30 pm
Duration: 1 hour

Event Exhibitors

Cambridge University Press
ChatterBug
Commando Joe's
Cornerstones Education Ltd
Daydream Education
DoodleEnglish
KRCS Group Limited
LED Sports Ltd
Leeds City Council 0-19 School Improvement Team
Leeds School Library Service
Mighty Writer
National Online Safety
Nexus The Educators Connection Ltd
ReadingWise
Scanning Pens Ltd
Schofield and Sims
Supply Desk
Voice 21
Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation
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