LLP Weekly briefing: July 8th 2021

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.

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 or contact Irene Mandelkow at Liverpool Libraries: Irene.Mandelkow@liverpool.gov.uk

The Teachers’ Reading Challenge is modelled on the above scheme and invites school staff to read and comment on six or more children’s books. The challenge launches on 10th July but you can sign up ahead of time.

New Project with Virtual School, Liverpool

LLP has teamed up with the Virtual School Liverpool in an exciting reading project for children who are looked after. Starting with Y6 pupils, each LAC child will be provided with a pack of activities and a suitable reading book to support their move to secondary school. These are currently being delivered by the Virtual School team.

The World Reimagined – racial justice and arts education – opportunity for two schools

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authorities is supporting an exciting and important project for primary and secondary schools, to transform how we understand the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its impact on all of us. The aim is to work with The World Reimagined to provide an opportunity for schools to:

Work with national and internationally renowned artists to design a giant 3-D fibreglass globe sculpture that will be displayed and discussed across the city region.

  • Enhance the curriculum and provide knowledge and understanding of transatlantic slavery, its impact on Britain and its colonies and its impact and legacy on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities in our City Region and beyond.
  • Fund one primary school and one secondary school within each of the six local authorities that make up our City Region to participate in the programme.

If you wish to be one of the two schools in your borough to participate, see the attached info sheet and if you are interested, please contact: raceequality@liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk

Whole School Approach Update

All Schools

This year’s Now Festival performances can be viewed on the following YouTube channels:

Now Festival Evening A – YouTube About Press Copyright Contact us Creators Advertise Developers Terms Privacy Policy & Safety How YouTube works Test new features Press Copyright Contact us Creators … www.youtube.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jfu2AhV-x0Q https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mePAHsVZzE

Primary schools

We would like primary schools to complete the following brief survey to let us know how they have used the transition resources in their schools. This will not only give valuable feedback to the transition team but will also allow us to inform the secondary schools of what information their new year 7’s have received from their feeder schools.


YPAS will be running a virtual coffee morning 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. The flyer will be sent out next week.

Parents can book on by emailing:


MH support in summer schools

We are looking forward to supporting the delivery of your summer school. 

Given the current fluctuation in Covid cases in Liverpool, the MHST, in line with Alder Hey Trust guidelines, can only deliver the Mental Health Transition workshops with PPE (mask & visor) and social distancing measures in place. Alternatively, the team have pre-recorded the session and can deliver virtually via a combination of Zoom and the pre-recorded session. Schools will be given a link to log into for these sessions which will still be interactive with pupils.  

The team from YPAS will attend the summer schools face to face to deliver their session around the wellbeing clinics. They will do this in line with their YPAS risk assessment which will include a lateral flow test the morning of your summer school. 

Sessions from both teams will be 60 minutes long to include 45 minutes of presentation/activities and 15 minutes for Q & A with the teams. The Q&A slot can be shortened if you require a shorter session. 

A printable resource (single page) will be developed to go alongside this session, and these will be sent out on 15/07/21.  

The sessions will cover the following: 

MHST Transition 

  • How does worry/anxiety affect young people during transition? 
  • How do I manage worry? 
  • Things that help me cope with change 
  • Developing their own wellbeing transition toolkit 

Wellbeing Clinic Introduction 

  • What are wellbeing clinics and what do they do? 
  • Common difficulties that young people face with their wellbeing 
  • Who is available in my school for me to speak to? 
  • What support is available in Liverpool? 

So that the team can confirm their final delivery schedule, please send your required delivery times for both teams to Nicola by Tuesday 13th July. Once we have the information, we will share contact details for the practitioners that will be attending your summer school.