Behaviour, booths, exclusions and the current debate

There has always been a debate about how we approach and manage behaviour in schools, but recently, on social media at least, it has become more polarised and aggressive. Nuance seems to be difficult to find and those advocating a more inclusive approach are accused of not caring about staff or well-behaved...
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How a story (and a foster carer’s love) changed my life

By Anita Le Tissier  In nursery recently, the children have become quite taken with the book The Paper Dolls, by Julia Donaldson. I read it to them with awe in my voice, as we learn about memories and childhood. And, after the story, I lie to the children as I tell them my memories of losing my own...
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Leeds for Learning Blog

A place for education professionals from the Leeds Learning Community – and beyond – to share news, views and ideas around current educational hot topics.

Chief blogger is Phil Mellen, Deputy Director for Learning within Children and Families Directorate of Leeds City Council, who started teaching in 1994 and has a background in school leadership. Phil is joined by fellow bloggers from the LCC Learning Leadership team.

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Story Makers Festival

Lisa Stephenson from The Story Makers Company writes about the importance of stories and imagination in education and the recent...
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Leeds Libraries are fine free!

Hopefully you will have picked up on the coverage that we are now Fines Free for adults and children in...
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Exclusions Workshop

Pinball Kids Workshop Event with the Royal Society of Arts 1.10.19 Katie Gascoigne On Tuesday the 1st of October 2019,...
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