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LLP Weekly briefing: May 27th 2021

Transition

All secondary schools have now received a message from Perspective Lite so they can download the primary transition forms. Several contacts have been changed following school staff changes. Head teachers’ emails were given as the first point of call. Other email accounts can then be set up for other staff members.

Summer school referral forms have been sent out to all primary schools for completion by 18th June. Secondary schools are asked to contact Jenny@liverpoollearningpartnership.com for support with reading for pleasure at summer schools and Kath@liverpoollearningpartnership.com for mental health support.

Y6 transition day: this is scheduled for Wednesday 7th July. We are still awaiting guidance from colleagues in public health about this and hope to have greater clarity after half term.

Liverpool Cultural Education Partnership

LLP is inviting secondary and secondary special schools to express interest in a new cultural education programme we are calling ‘Brand New World’. This is following our successful application to The Sister Gwen Appleton Trust to match fund the programme.

We are aiming to identify six schools from different geographical locations across the city (North, South and Central zone around the city centre). Ideally we’ll have representation from at least one special school.

Each school would benefit from a programme worth up to £5700, including: arts and cultural workshops in school/visits out of school (including transport); a professional artist to work with young people on a weekly basis over 12 weeks; facilitation and coordination from LLP; and an option for young people to achieve an Arts Award qualification.

Please see the attached 4-page document for more information, including timescales, commitments and outcomes for young people. The criteria for schools to apply is listed at the top of page 2.

If you are interested please get in touch with Alice Demba by 10:00am on Monday 7th June (alice@liverpoollearningpartnership.com) with:

  • Name and contact details of the person who would coordinate this within your school
  • Details of the cohort of students you would like to take part
  • Confirmation from the Head teacher that the school meets the criteria in the attached document

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. For the past 5 years LLP has put together a padlet of resources to support ideas in the classroom as well as “virtual party bag” ideas for families to use at home. We’re currently creating resources for this year and it would be great to know what schools would find the most useful. We’ve created a survey to find out what resources you would like to see in the collection: https://forms.gle/qnKtXRaCobopWFTU8

Whole school approach to mental health

Transition Youth Connect 5

The transition team will be offering a 5-week course for parents/carers to attend called YC5 in Transit. The course will help to support parents/carers to prepare their child for the move to high school whilst exploring thoughts, feelings, and behaviours and how their child, and they, may respond to things that worry them. The team will be offering 6 courses during the next half-term with space for approximately 60 families in total.

If you would like to refer any of your children’s parents/carers onto this course please ask them to book onto one of the courses for their MHST (north, south, central) using this link: https://youthconnect5.org.uk/parents-carers/book/

We will also need a referral form for the child. We have adapted the attached form as you will not need to give lengthy reasons for referral for this. Schools can either complete this and send it in directly, or the YPAS clinical admin team will follow up with parents/carers who have booked onto the course and get the information directly from them.

Please ask parents/carers to do this at their earliest convenience so that the team can complete all introductions and assessments in time for the course start dates which are around 15th June. It is important to stress to parent/carers that they will need to commit to attending all 5 sessions.

The team are also looking to deliver a pre-recorded single session for parents. This will be sent out after half-term. If you have any questions about this, please speak to your allocated mental health practitioner.

Kooth session for parents/carers

Kooth a holding some information sessions for parents/carers to outline the service and how it can be of benefit to their children. Please see the attached leaflet for details.

Empathy Day- 10th June

On 10th June Empathy Lab are holding their biggest ever Empathy Day with live-streamed events held throughout the day. Schools can also access a family activities pack, a collection of short stories and a list of books that are great for developing empathy in young readers (primary and secondary lists available).

Wolfson Foundation’s Secondary Education Programme

Secondary schools and colleges can apply for a grant of up to £100,000 to improve the teaching of science, computer science, design & technology, art, languages, music and performing arts at GCSE and A-Level. Find out more at https://mfip.org.uk/2021/05/21/wolfson-foundations-secondary-education-programme-10th-june-2021/

Can we wish you all a great half term? We hope you manage to get a break!