Building Hope in Education – Teaching and Learning Leeds Conference 2017

at The Grammar School at Leeds
Saturday 1 July 09:00 to 16:00

Introduction to event

Following last year’s successful inaugural conference, The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) is proud to host the Teaching and Learning Leeds Conference 2017, ‘Building Hope in Education’, for primary and secondary teachers.

With three keynote speakers and an impressive choice of inspiring workshops throughout the day, delegates have the opportunity to tailor the day to their interests and come away with new ideas and practical tips of real value in their own teaching.

Workshop topics include building healthy leadership teams, proactively developing an anti-bullying culture, supporting SEND and EAL students, CPD through coaching, inclusion, and retaining NQTs in the teaching profession. There will also be a range of subject specific workshops to select from.

For early years and primary teachers, there are workshops on reading fluency, how to be a literacy superhero, the value of education data, making the most of the internet and much more.

Keynote speakers

Mary Myatt, education adviser, writer and speaker, works in schools talking to pupils, teachers and leaders about learning, leadership and the curriculum. Her latest book is ‘Hopeful Schools: Building Humane Communities.’ She maintains that there are no quick fixes and that great outcomes for pupils are not achieved through tick boxes. Mary’s talk ‘High Challenge, Low Threat’ will look at the implications of our desire to challenge ourselves as well as how to increase challenge in the classroom.

Alex Quigley is the Director of Huntington Research School, York. An English teacher for nearly 14 years, he combines teaching and leading research projects with writing blogs and education books, including ‘The Confident Teacher’. His keynote talk presents the practical solutions to our array of bigger and harder national assessments and will give us the necessary tools to design, plan and teach with confidence.

Steve Mallen is chair of the MindEd Trust, which was formed following the tragic death of his son Edward in February 2015.  Steve is a recognised expert on adolescent mental health and his trust is dedicated to improving emotional resilience and mental health literacy in the school system. His presentation will cover the growing crisis of mental illness and psychological disorder in schools, and examine the key issues, outline the resources and options open to schools and consider the latest research and government proposals for reform.

Booking and contact details

Tickets cost £25 per delegate including lunch and should be booked online

For enquiries email [email protected]

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The Grammar School at Leeds
Alwoodley Gates
Harrogate Road
Leeds LS17 8GS