Develop your skills and improve your confidence the Go Learn way
The Leicestershire Adult Learning Service Spring/Summer term courses are now live meaning you, your staff and parents can now enrol on a wide variety of courses on the Go Learn programme.
We have hundreds of part-time day, evening and weekend courses available across Leicestershire and we have also recently introduced a great new range of part-time courses that have been designed with the needs of learners in mind.
Courses and qualifications can help improve skills, build confidence and stimulate social wellbeing. We also offer English, maths, computing and British Sign Language courses which could help upskill your staff.
It's not just the staff that can benefit either, if you have parents that are looking to get into work we have a new range of employability courses to help. We support learners by planning the first steps towards employment, increasing confidence, helping with job searches, advice and guidance on CV
writing, interview skills and much more. We can also offer workshops on how to access Universal Credit.
Courses on offer include:
Skills for Jobs
Learning for Confidence and Better Mental Health
British Sign Language and Deaf Awareness
English, maths and ESOL for adults
Language courses - beginner to advanced
Computing courses - beginner to advanced
Wellbeing course s - arts, leisure and crafts
Some courses we offer will be available at a reduced rate or free should learners receive certain benefits.
To find out more about courses either search and enrol online, email us or call the Leicestershire Adult Learning Service on 0800 988 0308 (lines open
Monday – Friday 9am-7pm) and speak to an advisor to find out more about courses, fees or paying by installments.
Spring Term school census
This is a reminder that the spring term school census date is Thursday 18th January 2018. The deadline for submission to the Performance Team is Monday 22nd January 2018.
Guidance is now on our web page – http://www.ltsperformance.co.uk/school-census-guidance.html
Our webpage contains our own guidance plus links to DfE and LEAMIS guidance documents.
Headlines for this term’s collection:
Attendance – data pertaining to the autumn term 2017 will be collected
Exclusions – exclusions for the summer term 2017 will be collected
Pupil Premium – pupil enrolments this term establish your pupil premium cohort for the 2018/19 funding allocations
Pupil Context – this term’s data is used to determine the pupil characteristics for the end of key stage attainment in 2018
Selected Period for Classes - the selected period to use for classes is on page 11 of our guidance.
Childcare Provision - to assist with the return of childcare provision offered by your school a spreadsheet has been made available containing the spring term 2017 situation. This will support your 2018 return of data, although your provision offer may have changed since last year
Admission Appeals – academies and aided schools need to return appeals for entry in 2017/18. We hope to email schools next week with data supplied by the LA admissions team to support the collection of this item.
LIAISE reports will be updated with spring term census data shortly after the DfE deadline. Please take a look at the reports populated with spring 2017 data that are currently available. Go to our website for the link to LIAISE http://www.ltsperformance.co.uk/ Forgotten your LIAISE password? Send an email to: email@example.com
Please contact a member of the Performance Team if you have any queries regarding the collection.
Leicester-Shire Music Educators' Conference 2018
Leicester-Shire Music Educators' Conference 2018
The LSMS Music Educator's Conference will take place on Thursday 1st February 2018 at College Court Conference Centre, Knighton Rd, Leicester LE2 3UF
Those that have attended the conference in the past you will know that the Conference is a full day of thought provoking workshops, networking with colleagues, keynote speakers and lovely food.
All Music Educators are welcome whether you:
Teach music in a Primary, Secondary or Special school
Lead music across the school as a Music co-ordinators or Head of Department
are Instrumental teacher
Are A Partner of Leicester-Shire Music Education Hub
Music workshop leaders
This year there is the opportunity to hear from two keynote speakers and the option to select two conference workshops.
Keynote Speaker: John Archer, Comedy, Magic and a little bit of Ukulele
John Archer will share how we can break down the barriers to provide a quality music education for all pupils, including how we can overcome barriers to offer quality music education for all pupils. John is a past winner of the 'Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year' and one of the best comedy magicians in the UK today.
Keynote speaker: Dr Alison Daubney -'Tear down these walls' : overcoming barriers across music education
Alison regularly works nationally and internationally with education, arts and cultural organisations, schools, music services and hubs, undertaking research and evaluation, developing training and leading workshops. Through exploring a range of barriers to music education, Ally will consider and share the practical steps we can all implement in order to help more children to overcome these barriers and access the high quality music education every child richly deserves.
To update colleagues about national, regional and local developments in music education
To identify and share best practice, ideas and resources
To confer with colleagues and conference workshop leaders
(please click on a title for more information about the Workshop / Workshop Leader)
Key Stages 1–5 – Demystifiying teaching Music Technology – Bradley Smith
Key Stages 1–5 – Beginner Conducting – Dan Watson
Key Stages 1–5 – Intermediate Conducting – Dan Watson
Key Stages 1–5 – Using Voice and Song to make music with Children in SEN settings – Phil Mullen
Key Stages 1–5 – Using Rhythm to make music with Children in SEN settings - Phil Mullen
Key Stages 1–5 – Teaching music to children with SEND in Mainstream settings - Phil Mullen
Key Stages 1– Making Singing fun – Gillian Ramshaw
Key Stages 1 & 2 – Tear down these walls': Overcoming barriers across Music Education – Dr Alison Daubney
Key Stages 1 & 2 – How to create opportunities for all primary pupils to access the music curriculum through the use of Music Technology – Tom Coleman
Key Stages 2 - An interactive introduction to the new KS2 National Singing Programme from the Royal Opera House, 'Create and Sing Hansel and Gretel' - Rachel Clarke
Key Stages 1–3 – Boomwhackers in Action! – Practical Music-Making Session – Phil Needham
Key Stages 1–3 – A Pathway to outstanding music learning through the Arts – Kim Waldock
Key Stages 3–5 – Tear down these walls': Overcoming barriers across Music Education – Dr Alison Daubney
Key Stages 3–5 – Resilience as a Music Teacher – Anthony Anderson
Key Stages 3–5 – Why you need to know about Research – Anthony Anderson
To book your place at the Conference, please click here
Training Courses and Events 2017/18
New 2018 Spring term training courses for EYFS practitioners, Schools and Out of School providers now available to book.
These courses include:
A suite of Safeguarding courses, Maths through play, Music and movement in the Early Years, Completing the jigsaw - building a picture of the whole child, First Aid, Coaching and Mentoring.
The Big Conference:
Held over two separate days in March, this is an excellent opportunity to here from leading professionals and add to your continual professional development. The focus of the event is Speech, Language and Communication. It will involve key speeches, three workshops per day, numerous information stands, lunch and refreshments and the opportunity to network with other providers.
Childminder Pop up Event: Key note speaker: Dr Janet Rose
This event includes two inspiring workshops which cover how childminders can support young children to become emotionally resilient and how childminders can support parents with strategies to develop positive behaviour.
Please download the attachment to see the list of courses with links to the booking form - course details are below the main list of courses.
Reading Running Record Webinar Information
Please find here a new webinar for a reading running record training offered by the Learning Support Service.
Please view the attached leaflet.