LLP Weekly briefing: July 15th 2021

End of term

As this term draws to a close, can we thank all schools for your support over this academic year? The challenges for you all have been immense and we are grateful for all the commitment colleagues have shown in attending meetings and working with us for the learners in Liverpool. This is the last briefing for this academic year. See you in September!

Black Lives Matter Dropbox

The contents of this dropbox folder have been collated by Liverpool Learning Partnership, working with colleagues from all phases of education in Liverpool. We have had good representation from arts and cultural organisations, the universities and School Improvement Liverpool. We are grateful for all the input and support from all these colleagues who have worked tirelessly over the past year. This is a work in progress and will be added to over time.

In using this dropbox, please note that some contributions are schools’ own presentations and whilst the schools are happy to share the resources, credit should be given to those schools when utilising their resources in your own context. 

Art and culture

Please keep checking for experiences that will support your students’ cultural education. There are many digital activities available, for example downloadable resources and videos, which students might enjoy exploring over the summer hols. Please do signpost them to anything you think they’d find interesting. You can filter these by ticking the ‘digital/online activity or resource’ box in the ‘I am looking for…’ section.

Whole School Approach to Mental Health

All Schools: 

Summer support for families’ mental health 

As schools, colleges and universities close for the Summer, children and young people, parents and carers will still be able to access support for their mental health and emotional wellbeing. 

It’s important that families are aware of this support, and how to access it. A number of campaigns have been launched, running throughout the Summer and into the Autumn term. Information can be found here: 

YPAS will be running a virtual coffee morning around Transition from primary to secondary on Wednesday 28th July (10-11:30) with a focus on Transition to Secondary schools. The morning will include presentations from local services including Bully Busters, Kooth, the Transition MHST and one of our ND services.

Parents can book on by emailing: 

The Transition MHST have recorded a 25-minute session for parents/carers around support their child’s mental health as they transition from primary school to secondary school. Parents can view this session using the following link:  

Secondary Schools 

We are aware that several different staff in each secondary school have responsibility around mental health in schools. This could include SENCo’s, MH Lead, WSA strategic MH lead, Pastoral staff, and others. MH services are often working with different members of staff in schools who may not be aware of what each other are doing. 

On Thursday 16th September  (16:00-17:00) we are running a virtual information session for these staff. This session will give these staff a clear understanding of the Liverpool CAMHS pathway to support for schools and an overview of the city-wide WSA. This will include what support is available, how to access it and who to contact. 

Please ask you staff to book using the following link:

Liverpool Maths Party

On 24th September 2021 Liverpool Learning Partnership are inviting their member settings to take part in the 6th annual Liverpool Maths Party. The Maths Party is designed to help schools encourage positive messaging around maths and to celebrate the importance that this subjects plays in people’s careers and everyday lives. We have put together resource collections to support teachers in planning for the party as well as virtual resources for pupils to use at home. 

Reading for Pleasure Resources for Pupils Transferring to Secondary School

Schools can access a bank of support items including reading lists, a virtual library (in online and pdf format) and activity resources for pupils moving from Y6 to Y7.

Summer Reading Challenge and Teachers’ Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children aged 4 to 11 to enjoy the benefits of reading for pleasure over the summer holidays, providing lots of fun as well as helping to prevent the summer reading ‘dip’. To find out more about running Summer Reading Challenge with your pupils please see the Summer Reading Challenge website.

The Teachers’ Reading Challenge is modelled on the above scheme and invites school staff to read and comment on children’s books to work towards a bronze, silver or gold award.