Year of Reading Launch Event

On Thursday 12th September 2019, pupils, teachers, councillors, librarians, council officers, charity colleagues, Ronny the Rhino and others gathered at Shakespeare Primary School to officially launch Leeds’ Year of Reading. A 3 year partnership agreement was signed with The Booktrust ( ) which will bring over £1 million worth of books and...
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The best books for children?

When we are asked our opinion on what are the best books for children to read, like every question, we bring our own experiences directly to bear. I was one of 5 children, born in 1970 and grew up without a TV in the house (except for a brief, glorious and mysterious...
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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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Cambodia Experience

Erica Hiorns, School Improvement Advisor and a member of the the Learning Improvement team since 2013, has recently returned from...
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Why a love of reading is vital

Anyone who has ever been involved in education of any kind will be aware of the powerful effect reading can...
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The 3As Strategy in Leeds

We are launching our new 3As strategy which builds on previous education plans in Leeds and aims to improve outcomes...
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