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LLP Weekly briefing: June 17th 2021

Transition

Y6 transition day

As you know we were planning the transition day for July 7th, but this has been under review due to the current situation. Yesterday we received the following advice from Public Health:

‘PHE advice is that primary children should not mix outside their bubbles. This may mean either holding them in different areas of the secondary school in their groups and/ or implementing over more than one day.’

I think we would all agree that running whole scale transition days in secondary schools is not feasible and therefore, sadly, the city wide Y6 transition day cannot physically take place this year. Secondary schools can arrange for virtual meetings and incorporate suitable induction in summer schools. In addition, schools should consider how to induct children with EHCPs and other SEND needs to ensure the smoothest transfer. Where schools are doing onsite visits for children such as those with EHCP’s or where it would benefit individual children, then schools should complete thorough risk assessments before running transitional/taster days to ensure that they are run in line with their system of controls and align with government advice contained within the ‘Actions for Schools’ guidance and the ‘Roadmap out of lockdown’. This includes system of controls, such as keeping children within their consistent groups and the COVID-secure measures in place at the destination.

Safeguarding information should be transferred securely to the secondary school at the end of term, or by the end of the first week in September. These records should be signed for and a copy of that form saved.

Liverpool Learning Partnership’s transition booklet can be downloaded and shared with pupils going to Y7 in September.

Summer schools

Please can primary schools ensure they complete referral forms for the relevant secondary schools, as outlined in the last briefing.

The advice on summer schools from Public Health currently is:

‘Schools should continue to plan in line with published guidance on holiday provision for pupils. In doing so, schools will be aware that the government is considering data ahead of any step 4/review of social distancing decisions and, although we don’t know what the outcome of that will be, schools may need to be ready to alter plans accordingly.’

The guidance link is here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/protective-measures-for-holiday-or-after-school-clubs-and-other-out-of-school-settings-for-children-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

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

LLP Logo Competition

Liverpool Learning Partnership held a competition for Liverpool school pupils in which they were asked to design the organisation a new logo. We had lots of fantastic entries and would like to thank all participating pupils for their work. We are pleased to announce that the winner of the competition is Farida from Y8 at Belvedere Academy. You can see Farida’s design, alongside the other shortlisted logos, in our announcement video.

Supporting Liverpool Learning Partnership through EasyFundraising

Did you know you can support Liverpool Learning Partnership with your everyday business purchases? Whether you’re buying pens or paper or ink and toner, you could raise vital funds for us, and at no extra cost for you. Simply use easyfundraising to make your business purchases with over 4,400 big name retailers like Viking, Staples, Dell, thetrainline, Euroffice, Inkfactory, Booking.com, Apple Travelodge and many more and you’ll raise a donation for  Liverpool Learning Partnership at no extra cost to you.

We’d really appreciate your help so register to support us at: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/liverpoollearning/?utm_campaign=raise-more&utm_medium=email&utm_content=buspur-e1

British Library- Pack Your Suitcase with Paddington

Pack your suitcase with Paddington and win book tokens for your school. The British Library have a great range of free online resources and activity ideas to help you explore the concept of home and journeys. You can share children’s work on Twitter tagging @BL_Learning

Whole school approach to mental health

Primary Schools 

 Your Education Mental Health Team are going to trial a virtual coffee morning for parents/carers within your area. The session will be held on zoom and will offer an introduction to Education Mental Health Teams, the city-wide Whole School Approach and give a brief introduction to children’s mental health in an accessible way. Parents/carers can ask any questions they may have around their child’s wellbeing.  We are running one coffee event for each hub.  

 The South coffee morning will be held on Thursday 24th June, from 10:00-11:30. Parent/carers can book on using the following link:   h0ttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/156658163785  
The North coffee morning will be held on Thursday 8th July, from 10:00-11:30. Parent/carers can book on using the following link:   https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/156660587033  
The Central coffee morning will be held on Thursday 17th June, from 11:00-12:30. Parent/carers can book on using the following link:   https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/156656707429  

This is a pilot event, and we will take feedback afterwards to see if this is something we can potentially run on a termly/half-termly basis for your families. 

Please find booking information below for this term’s network meetings: 

Thursday 17th June 

WSA Primary North 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/151641240031

Thursday 17th June 

WSA Primary Central 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/151641589075

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 will be holding an information event for secondary school staff to give an overview of the Education Mental Health Team offer across the different levels of support. This will be a useful opportunity for all staff involved within mental health support to come along and see what is on offer and how to access it.  

Booking details will be sent out next week but for now please hold the date: 15th July, 16:00-17:00 

Please find booking information below for this term’s network meeting: 

Tuesday 22nd June 

WSA Network Secondary 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/151642106623