Trust News Update
Our Trust schools (Beechwood, Cross Gates, Grange Farm, Seacroft Grange & White Laith) have worked together to provide even better outcomes and opportunities for children, their families and the wider community.
What activities has the Trust been working on?
The Trust has developed a number of activities which will benefit your children, including:
- High quality Drama workshops with ‘Blah Blah Blah’ theatre company for children in YR3 to YR6, supported by funding from Friends of Foxwood Farm.
- A variety of exciting activities in partnership with the Leeds Grand Theatre supported by funding from Friends of Foxwood Farm.
- Year 5 classes have taken part in a Trust Debating programme. The children demonstrated their debating skills at a Trust Debating event at the Civic Hall. The programme was funded by Friends of Foxwood Farm.
- Funding or subsidising school trips including residential trips to London and the Yorkshire Dales.
- ‘Talking Tips’ cards to promote positive speech models with parents of young children. These have been produced by the ‘Speech and Language’ group set up by the Trust, which involves staff from all Trust schools. Further cards will be launched to Early Years and Reception parents shortly.
- A Talk, Share, Learn, Leeds App has been created with Noctua Teaching School Alliance providing helpful tips to support your child’s development. Download it now, it’s free!
- A Trust Book Week was held in November. All schools took part in some exciting reading activities. The highlight of the week was a visit from Michael Rosen, celebrated children’s author. Recommended books were for sale in all Trust schools at a subsidised cost (supported by funding from Friends of Foxwood Farm).
- Creating materials to support teachers in all schools when planning teaching and assessing reading skills.
- Joint training days which have enabled high quality training and provided an opportunity for staff across schools to meet and share ideas.
- Sharing best practice amongst teachers with focus on teaching reading following focused visits across the Trust schools accompanied by a senior school improvement adviser.
- LS14 Trust and Leeds Development Education Centre (DEC) have worked with the Trust Pupil Forum to raise awareness of people with different faiths and cultures. The Pupil Forum have shared their thoughts and ideas which has helped secure a new ‘play box’ for Rein Park.
- Training teachers jointly with Leeds Trinity University.
- Working closely with local libraries on holiday reading challenges.
- Provided an inspiration workshop to kick off an Arts and Cultural Curriculum for Leeds conference at West Yorkshire Playhouse showcasing some of the fantastic work that takes place with our cultural partners.
For further information about the Trust, and to see pictures of children taking part in Trust initiatives, please look at our website http://www.leedseastprimarypartnership.co.uk. We will continue to work on further activities to benefit your children.