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14-19 Team
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Education Leeds 14-19 Team

Over the past few years the Education Leeds 14-19 Service has grown significantly as a result of responsibilities emanating from the 14-19 reform programme and growth in the development and contract management of a diverse range of 14-19 projects. This increase in the scale and scope of the 14-19 workload is set to continue to increase in the future.

The 14-19 Service work closely with the Young People’s Learning Agency (YPLA) on strategies and structural changes to educational arrangements for 14-19 year olds. The team are also working closely with staff in schools, FE colleges, training providers and voluntary, community and faith sector organisations and other agencies, as well as colleagues in other teams in Education Leeds and the Council to transform outcomes for young people.

Members of the team are focused on improving the achievement and progression of 14-19 learners by providing the strategic and operational lead on a wide range of areas including: the development of 14-19 partnerships; introduction of the new 14-19 curriculum in particular the Diplomas; 14-19 Area Prospectus and Common Application Process (www.leedspathways.org.uk); funding and quality assurance of 14-16 off-site learning; learner support and the engagement of young people in employment, education and training.

Office opening times: 8.30am - 5.00pm (Mon - Thurs) 8.30am - 4.30pm (Friday)

Email: education14to19@leeds.gov.uk

For more information visit our website at: www.educationleeds.co.uk/14to19

Access
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To provide advice and support to schools on matters relating to access and physical disability.

Enquiries: John Chadwick - ISEN Development Officer (Physical Difficulties)/Paul Gorman - Access Officer

Telephone: (0113) 3951035
E-mail: john.chadwick@leeds.gov.uk / paul.gorman@leeds.gov.uk

More information can be obtained from: Services to Schools - Access and Physical Disability
Administration - Social Inclusion
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The Team are the first point of contact for Social Inclusion Service - they are responsible for co-ordinating administrative duties across all teams, responding directly to queries where possible, ensuring that appropriate referral is made where necessary. Maintaining referral information and case files, processing and advice on statutory Assessment and Review processes, applications for Child Work Permits and Entertainment Licences recording of Exclusion data, mislocated pupils and pupils educated other than at school.

The permit and licence application forms are available to download by following the link: Licence and Permit Application Forms

Tel:(0113) 395 1100
Fax: (0113) 395 1099
Admissions
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Admissions
The Admissions Service acts as the admission authority on behalf of Leeds City Council and provides a full range of advice and support on all admissions issues including policy development, annual admission into primary and secondary schools, school appeals, in-year transfers and advice to parents and schools. The Service also undertakes all the statutory requirements in relation to school admissions.

Tel : (0113) 222 4414
Email : education.admissions@leeds.gov.uk
Aimhigher
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There is no doubting the need to ensure that this country has a 21st century workforce that is skilled and fit for purpose in order to compete in a rapidly changing world.

The Aimhigher Programme continues to be a key component of government policy to widen, and thereby increase, participation in higher education, by supporting the attainment, aspirations, motivation and self-esteem of widening participation students and gifted and talented students aged 14-19.

More information can be found by clicking on the links below:

www.leedsaimhigher.org or

Aim Higher West Yorkshire

Anti-bullying
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Anti-Bullying- these pages have plenty of advice for children and young people, parents and carers and staff working in schools. For more information on how you can become involved in anti-bullying projects, please email: Hilary.Farmery@leeds.gov.uk

We are particularly looking for the participation of children and young people in our Anti-Bullying Ambassador programme.
ArtForms
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What is ArtForms_

ArtForms is the music and arts initiative within Education Leeds. We are a central focal point for all Leeds schools to access arts expertise, resources, information, support and guidance.

There are 3 broad strands to our work:

Music
– a wide range of music tuition, special projects and workshops and live performances are available to schools, delivered by a regular team of teachers employed by the service and in partnership with other external musicians and organisations. The Gordon Parry Centre in partnership with YAMSEN is a centre of excellence and resources designed to support music making for pupils who have special needs.

Artemis
– is a free service to schools allowing them to borrow from a collection of over 10,000 artefacts to support a vast range of teaching topics. Linked to Artemis is the Schoolroom at Armley Mills, which brings history alive by allowing classes to experience life in a 1940’s or Victorian schoolroom.

Arts Development
– promotes a range of opportunities supporting high quality learning in and through the arts. Arts Development holds a large database of artist contacts and a key aspect of the work is to support schools in developing and planning their programmes and to identify appropriate artists. Schools can also apply for a range of centrally developed programmes delivered in partnership with artists and arts organisations.

Visit the Homepage: ArtForms Homepage

Attendance Strategy
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For further information please contact Jane Hall (Team Leader)

Address: Attendance Strategy Team, Education Leeds, 9th floor West, Merrion House, 110 Merrion Centre, Leeds, LS2 8DT.

Office opening times:
8.30am - 5.00pm (mon - thurs)
8.30am - 4.30pm (friday)
Behaviour Inclusion Support
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The Behaviour and Inclusion Support Team work in partnership with schools and other services to ensure individual pupils’ needs are supported. Individual pupils are effectively supported back into the most appropriate educational provision, preferably within their local mainstream school. Individual staff skills are enhanced and developed to support pupils with challenging behaviour. Effective advice and support is given to schools to manage whole-school behaviour initiatives and developments. Schools are supported to assess and develop best practice in individual and whole-school behaviour management.

Opening times: Mon - Thurs 8.30 - 17.00, Fri 8.30 - 16.30
Tel: (0113) 395 1100
Fax: (0113) 395 1099
Building Schools for the Future
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BSF is a government initiative which aims to rebuild or refurbish educational facilities for every secondary pupil over the next 10-15 years. In February 2004, Education Leeds received confirmation of its success in the BSF Wave 1 expression of interest. Since then the BSF Team has been set up to develop this bid and ultimately deliver a programme of new build and refurbished secondary educational facilities.

Email: bsf@leeds.gov.uk
Telephone: (0113) 395 0302

Business Support Centre - Payroll Co-ordination
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The Business Support Centre provides a full payroll service for all schools and for Education Leeds. This includes all pay matters for individual staff, application of statutory notifications, accounting to pension and AVC providers annually, application of sickness and maternity schemes and statutory returns (e.g. 618g, Inland Revenue). The service also generates contracts of employment, including variations to contract and application of conditions of service.

Tel: (0113) 247 7167 or 247 5799
Email: eas@leeds.gov.uk

More information can be obtained from: Services to Schools - Employee Administration Service (EAS)
City Learning Centres
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City Learning Centres (CLCs) are a key element of the Exellence in Cities (EiC) programme, facilitated by the Department of Education and Skills. We are a network of school-based centres providing state-of-the-art ICT-based learning opportunities for Leeds and the surrounding community.

Leeds City Learning Centres offer new ways of thinking when it comes to improving both staff and student skills in a positive non-school environment. We aim to create state-of-the-art ICT-based learning opportunities for the pupils in your school. Our purpose is to enhance learning across the whole curriculum by providing courses and opportunities for individual pupils.

The official Leeds City Learning Centres Website contains further information at: www.leeds-clcs.org

Email us at dfc@leedslearning.net


More information can be obtained from: Services to Schools - EiC - Leeds City Learning Centres
Communications
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The Communications Team helps Education Leeds' teams to communicate effectively to internal and external audiences. The team provides the following services: customer relations; marketing, media relations; administrative support for the Executive and Leadership Teams; and school liaison through the school partnership service.
For general enquiries, please email : children.leeds@leeds.gov.uk

More information can be obtained from: Services to Schools - Communications
Corporate Governance
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Board Documents etc
Deaf and Hearing Impaired Team ( DAHIT)
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The Deaf and Hearing Impaired Team ( DAHIT) work closely in partnership with Children’s Services, Education, Health, Social Care, parents/carers, other professionals and voluntary agencies including working in a multi-agency way through the Leeds Children’s Hearing Services Working Group.
This team is specially trained to support Deaf children and young people children from the point of diagnosis of deafness and works across the age range 0 -19.

This team is specially trained in the education of Deaf and hearing impaired students and young people. We support Deaf children from birth to school and into the transition to college and work. The Deaf and Hearing Impaired Team provide specialist support for babies and young children from the point of diagnosis of Deafness. Deaf children are supported in their education within their local mainstream early years setting, local mainstream school or within a resourced provision in a mainstream school. There are three schools that are resourced specially for Deaf students and these are:

  • Shakespeare Primary and Nursery School
  • Cottingley Primary School
  • Allerton Grange High School

The Deaf and Hearing Impaired Team Peripatetic teachers support a large number of Deaf and hearing impaired children in local mainstream schools and Specialist Inclusive Learning Centres ( SILCs ).

The Sensory Service is particularly skilled in promoting inclusion of Deaf children and young people in education through a ‘Sign Bilingual’ approach to education and communication. This involves the use of both English and British Sign Language as languages of instruction.

Deaf START
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Deaf START (Support, Training and Resource Team) is a Post 16 support service for Deaf students and forms part of the Sensory Service. It consists of specialist staff who ensure access for Deaf/Deafened/Hard of Hearing Learners at Further, Higher Education or Training Centres as part of the Post 16 and Lifelong Learning Service.

Students receive support in accessing their course work through British Sign Language, English Support, Notetaking or Radio Aids.

The Deaf START Team provides training for educational settings in Deaf Awareness.

Tel: (0113 3951094)
Fax: (0113) 3951063
Minicom: (0113)3951064
Email: educ.deafstart@leeds.gov.uk

Early Years - Children's Information Service
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To provide accurate up-to-date childcare information and advice to parents in Leeds. To also strive to provide information on a range of non-registrable activities for children of all ages.

Tel: (0113) 2474386

More information can be obtained from: Services to Schools - Early Years - Children's Information Service
Early Years - Daycare Support Team
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To offer advice and support through the Ofsted Registration Process and following Inspections.

Tel: (0113) 247 4563

More information can be obtained from: Services to Schools - Early Years - Daycare Support Team
Early Years - Development Childcare Partnership
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To develop and support new and existing childcare places within schools. These can include breakfast clubs, out of school care, wrap-around to nursery education sessions, playgroups and full day-care.

Tel: (0113) 247 4938
Early Years - Development Team
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To provide support, advice and training to settings and schools providing the Foundation Stage for children.

Tel: (0113) 395 0496

Early Years - LCC Childcare Team
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To assist all Leeds City Council staff find childcare appropriate to their needs.

Tel: (0113) 395 1400

Early Years - Training
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To provide quality affordable accessible training to all childcare providers who work in schools across the City of Leeds.

Tel: (0113) 284 6495

Early Years SEN Services
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The Early Years SEN Services are part of the Sensory Team. They are a team of specialist staff who can offer advice, training and support to families and staff in early year’s settings, who provide inclusive mainstream education for young children. They fulfil the role of Area SENCO for the local early years Sure Start Partnership. The Service offers a regular Portage Home Visiting Service to families who have a pre – school child with special educational needs.

Enquiries:  Clare Delaney
Tel:  (0113) 395 1039
Fax: (0113) 395 1099
Minicom: (0113) 395 1088
Email: clare.delaney@leeds.gov.uk
Education Otherwise than in Schools (EOTAS)
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To ensure that appropriate educational provision is received by young people of school age who for a variety of reasons are not registered at a mainstream school.

Team Leader: Wendy Winterburn
For information contact: Anne Wilkes
Telephone: (0113) 3950094
Email: anne.wilkes@leeds.gov.uk

More information can be obtained from: Services to Schools - Education Otherwise than in Schools

Integrated Children Services:
Team Leader: Wendy Winterburn
Telephone: 0113 395 1187

Exclusions Team:
To support the re-inclusion of vulnerable and challenging pupils back into school.
Exclusions Manager: Hannah Oldfield
Helpline: 0113 395 1177
Elective Home Education
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The Education Act 1996, Section 7, states that it is the duty of parents of every child of compulsory school age to ensure that they receive efficient full-time education suitable to their age, ability and aptitude and to any special educational needs they may have either by regular attendance at school or otherwise. The term “otherwise” incorporates the legal option of parents educating their child at home rather than them attending school. Education of a child is compulsory; schooling is not.

The documents attached provide guidance and advice on home education and on how parents and carers might liaise with the local authority.

Enquiries: Anne Wilkes
Tel: (0113) 395 0094
Email: anne.wilkes@leeds.gov.uk

If you wish to view information on the education of children with medical needs please make the alphabetic link to “M”.

Employee Development
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Responsible for managing the learning opportunities for employees of Education Leeds as well as wider organisational development activity. We aim to assist every colleague in getting an effective induction followed by a structured and appropriate professional development programme.

Please contact Shabnam Kausar on (0113) 24 75789
Equalities
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Education Leeds and schools have specific statutory duties under the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000, and legislation with regard to sex and disability discrimination to ensure that Equalities lies at the heart of the drive for school improvement and raising attainment.

Enquiries: Rehana Minhas - Strategic Manager, Equalities
Telephone: (0113) 395 0009
E-mail: rehana.minhas@leeds.gov.uk
Address:
Education Leeds, 10th Floor East , Merrion House 110 Merrion Centre, Leeds LS2 8DT

More information can be obtained from: Services to Schools - Equalities
Estates Management
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The Estate Management Team provides a strategic advice and support service for all schools on all their property areas of responsibility.
The Team has specific responsibilities for Asset Management Planning and works in close partnership with schools on the preparation of School Estate Plans which prioritise and agree areas of necessary investment. The Team is also responsible for the preparation and facilitation of the Capital Programme.

Contact: Tony Palmer - Team Leader
Telephone: (0113) 247 5342
Email: tony.palmer@leeds.gov.uk

More information can be obtained from: Services to Schools - Estates Management
Ethnic Minority Achievement
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The overall aim of the EMA Team is to raise the achievement of black and minority ethnic pupils, particularly those at risk of underachievement. Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Black Caribbean pupils are currently among those ethnic groups most at risk of underachievement in Leeds. The EMA Team also has responsibility for supporting schools in the education of refugees and asylum seekers, particularly those new to English.

Tel: (0113) 214 4078

More information can be obtained from: Services to Schools - Ethnic Minority Achievement

Extended Services
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Support for schools in their development of extended activity.

Contact: Sally Bavage - Extended Services Development Officer
Email: sally.bavage@leeds.gov.uk

More information can be obtained from: Extended Services

Financial Management
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Corporate accounts management; budget management (including estimates and monitoring).

Email us at educ.finman@leeds.gov.uk

Financial Services
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To help schools and governing bodies meet the requirements of Local Management of Schools and Fair Funding, specifically, providing advice and assistance with budget planning and financial management and administration.

Enquiries
If you would like to discuss the service in further detail or would like to raise a specific issue,
please contact the officers named below:

SLA
Patrick Fletcher
Tel:
(0113) 247 5153
E-mail:
patrick.fletcher@leeds.gov.uk

Training
Fiona Meeson
Tel: (0113) 247 5156
E-mail: fiona.meeson@leeds.gov.uk

Peripatetic Bursar Service
Philip Matthews
Tel:
(0113) 247 5152
E-mail:
phillip.matthews@leeds.gov.uk

Payments Team
Paul Wainwright
Tel:
(0113) 247 5174
E-mail:
paul.wainwright@leeds.gov.uk

School Meals
Ian Parker
Tel:(0113) 247 5220
E-mail: ian.parker@leeds.gov.uk

Head of Service
Martin Hollos, Strategic Manager, Financial Services
Tel: (0113) 2475179
E-mail: martin.hollos@leeds.gov.uk
Address
Financial Services, 8th Floor East, Merrion House, 110 Merrion Centre, Leeds LS2 8DT



Financial Support Services to Schools
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Provision of a quality financial service to help schools and governing bodies meet the requirements of Local Management of Schools and Fair Funding. Support and training to assist schools in financial planning, budget management and financial administration.

Tel: (0113) 247 5179

Governor Support Service
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The Governors Support Service provides help and guidance to all governors.

Tel: (0113) 247 5560
Fax: (0113) 224 3226

More information can be obtained from: Services to Schools - Governor Support Service

Head Teacher Support Service
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The Education Leeds Head Teacher Support Service provides a confidential listening and support service for all primary and special school head teachers and acting head teachers.
Visits to heads are arranged at their request, at school or an appropriate alternative venue. All discussions are confidential with the exception of those relating to child protection, health and safety or legal issues.
We will attempt to broker support and advice from other quarters, if requested by the head.
We encourage heads to consider different courses of action and their implications, but the decisions and choices are left with the head.

Tel: (0113) 2224414

Health and Safety
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The Health and Safety Service provides advice and guidance, and monitors health and safety provision within schools and Education Leeds. It also approves school education visits that require notification to the LEA.

Tel: (0113) 247 5763

Health Initiatives
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This team covers Healthy Schools, Drugs Eduation, Teenage Pregnancy, Sex and Relationships Education, P.E., Sport, Outdoor and Residential Education, Citizenship, Sustainable Development Education and Investors in Pupils. Key link to Healthy Schools website on: www.educationleeds.co.uk/healthyschools/

More information can be obtained from: Services to Schools - Health Initiatives
Hospital & Home Teaching Service
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The Hospital and Home Teaching Service (HHTS) was formed in April 2007 to provide education to children and young people who, because of their medical condition, are hospitalised or unable to attend mainstream school due to ill health.

This service is provided by the East Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre (SILC) John Jamieson School, on behalf of Education Leeds through, a Service Level Agreement. In making this provision, the HHTS works with children and young people and their parents / carers, schools, health professionals and staff in Education Leeds.

Enquiries: Penny Woodhead
Tel: (0113) 3368060
Email:glcteachingservice@leedslearning.net

If you wish to view information on the education of children with medical needs please make the alphabetic link to “M”.

Human Resources, Personnel Services
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The Education Leeds Personnel Service provides expert and knowledgeable advice and support for schools, headteachers and governing bodies. These services include: employee relations including employment tribunals, workforce review and re-organisations, recruitment and selection, continuous professional development and health & safety

Tel: (0113) 247 5402
Email: educ.supp@leeds.gov.uk

More information can be obtained from: Services to Schools - Personnel Services
Inclusion and SEN Services
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To develop and promote Inclusion & SEN strategies across Education Leeds’ Services and schools in response to local and national agendas and to evaluate the impact and quality of inclusive provision and outcomes for key groups of pupils.

Office opening times: 8.30am - 5.00pm (mon - thurs) 8.30am - 4.30pm (friday)

Please see the following link for further information Inclusion & SEN Services.

Information Policy
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The Information Policy Section oversees compliance with the various laws and policies that govern the use of information. Such compliance is essential across a whole range of everyday business activities ranging from lawful investigation of personnel issues to lawful processing of personal information. We also formulate policy in accordance with these laws in terms of use of resources such as the Internet and e-mail facilities.

Tel: (0113) 224 3615

More information can be obtained from: Services to Schools - Information Policy

Insurance Team
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The Insurance Team provides advice, information and guidance about all insurance, recreational transport (i.e. school minibus), advice about school meals/milk, sundry income, and all VAT issues to schools and Education Leeds. The team also acts as cashier for Education Leeds, providing controlled banking stationery to schools and Education Leeds.

Tel: (0113) 247 5164.

More information can be obtained from: Services to Schools - Insurance
Knowledge and Technology Team
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The team is responsible for ensuring that Education Leeds derives the best possible value from its data, information and knowledge assets. This involves: providing guidance and advice on meeting legal requirements for information policy, schools and for education Leeds; implementing, managing and developing the Education Leeds’ central information system, known as the Education Data Management System; helping to facilitate improved information sharing between all parties working with children and young people; providing business analysis, support and project guidance or management relating to the use of information and technology; providing ICT hardware and software purchasing, support and maintenance. These are just some of the functions that the team carry out.

 

LCT - Aimhigher
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Aimhigher (Excellence Challenge) is a national initiative funded until 2006 by DfES to support initiatives to widen participation into Higher Education. In Leeds Aimhigher works in partnership with schools, colleges and providers of Higher Education, particularly in the most disadvantaged areas of the city, to develop, fund and implement innovative projects to drive up levels of student achievement at 16, 17 and 18; promote increased participation in post-16 education and training; and encourage increased and widened participation into Higher Education.

Contact: David Morris
Telephone: (0113) 214 4388
E-mail: david.morris@leeds.gov.uk
Website:http://www.educationleedslct.org/

LCT - Gifted & Talented
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The purpose of the Gifted & Talented EiC team are to provide:
  • Provide professional and strategic leadership and management across Leeds for the identification of, and provision for, gifted and talented pupils;
  • Develop Strategies to facilitate positive and radical change;
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of the Gifted and Talented Strategy to include the appropriate use of available resources;
  • Work with our partners in Oxford Brookes University and the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth.

Telephone: (0113)2144480
Website:http://www.educationleedslct.org/

LCT - Learning Mentor Strand Co-ordinators
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The purpose of the EiC Learning Mentor Strand Co-ordinators is:
  • To provide to all schools support, advice and guidance in their employment and deployment of Learning Mentors.
  • To provide support to Learning Mentors in the planning, operation and development of their role.

Telephone: (0113)2144338

More information can be obtained from: Services to Schools - EiC - Learning Mentor Strand Co-ordinators

Website: http://www.educationleedslct.org/

LCT - Learning Mentoring
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The main aims are to provide volunteer mentor support to:

  • 13-19 year olds from the Aimhigher cohort who have the potential to enter HE but who are underachieving because they come from relatively deprived socio-economic backgrounds with limited or no previous family involvement in the HE sector; 
  • underachieving students who have the potential to achieve five or more GCSE grades A* - C or above passes but are borderline candidates.

Purpose of the Service:

  • provide volunteer mentor support to students within the Aimhigher cohort (Years 9 – 13) in 43 high schools and eight FE colleges;  
  • increase opportunities for disadvantaged groups to access post 16 and higher education.
Website:http://www.educationleedslct.org/
LCT - Leeds City Learning Centre
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The purpose of Leeds City Learning Centres are to provide:To provide:-
  • state of the art IT facilities for the teachers and pupils of Leeds in a non-school environment;
  • innovative IT courses for students between KS2 and KS5;
  • develop innovative approaches to cross curricular teaching and learning through the use of IT and other technology;
  • inset for teachers on using the latest software;
  • advice on hardware and software packages;
  • out of hours learning opportunities.

  • Telephone: (0113) 288 3535

    More information can be obtained from: Services to Schools - Leeds City Learning Centre
    Or from the website:http://www.educationleedslct.org/
    LCT Enterprise Business Team
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    Mentoring; city learning centres;

    Email Mike Cooper at: coopermj04@leedslearning.net

    Website:http://www.educationleedslct.org/
    LCT- Study Support
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    Study Support is an integral part of Education Leeds and the government’s strategy to raise educational standards. Study Support – ‘Out of School Hours Learning’, plays an important part in young people’s all round education and development.

    Contact: Steve Smith
    Telephone: 07891 271086

    Website:http://www.educationleedslct.org/

    Leadership Support
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    Responsible for servicing Education Leeds Board and Executive Board meetings and providing administrative support for the Leadership Team.

    Telephone: (0113) 224 3252
    Email: barbara.comiskey@leeds.gov.uk
    Leeds Learning Network
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    The Leeds Learning Network (LLN) was developed to fulfil requirements set out in the Education Development Plan of the LEA, as part of the National Grid for Learning. The LLN is a city-wide network that links schools, the LEA, Libraries, and other places in the city where learning takes place.

    Tel: (0113) 336 8999

    For more information see the Leeds Learning Network (LLN)
    Leeds Mentoring
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    Volunteer mentors: Leeds Mentoring (part of Education Leeds) manages "volunteer" mentoring in 43 Leeds High schools and 8 FE colleges, local companies and voluntary organisations. Volunteer mentors are recruited from a wide range of backgrounds including employees from the private, public and voluntary sectors and under/postgraduate students from local universities and colleges. They receive training and are matched on a one to one basis with a 14 - 19 year old student. They become a positive role model, offer an alternative work view and motivation. (Time comittment is 15 one hour mentor meetings per year )

    Telephone: (0113) 2144080
    Email: mentoring@leeds.gov.uk

    For more information see the Leeds Mentoring
    Leeds School Meals
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    Leeds School Meals Team

    The Leeds School Meals team are here to offer guidance and support to all schools to help implement the new school meal standards, improve the dining experience and ensure everyone has access to and enjoys healthy school meals.

    Enquiries: 0113 224 3779
    Email: education.schoolmeals@leeds.gov.uk

    More information can be gained from visiting our website at: www.educationleeds.co.uk/schoolmeals

     

    Lettings
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    The Lettings Unit handle charging and booking arrangements relating to applications for the use of school and education centre facilities, for activities outside school hours.

    Telephone: (0113) 247 5599

    Email:educ.lettings@leeds.gov.uk

    Medical Needs
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    Section 19 of the Education Act 1996 states, "Each Local Education Authority(LEA) should make arrangements for the provision of suitable education at school or otherwise than at school for children of compulsory school age who, by reason of illness, exclusion from school or otherwise, may not for any period receive suitable education unless arrangements are made for them." Children with medical needs have the same rights of admission to a school or setting as other children. More information is available in the Medical Needs policy.

    Enquiries:Penny Woodhead
    Tel:(0113) 3368060
    Email:glcteachingservice@leedslearning.net

    To view information on the education of children at home(EHE) or the education of children in hospital(HHTS) please make the alphabetic link to "E" and "H" respectively

    Mount Learning Centre
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    A training centre for local people, schools and businesses. Situated adjacent to Mount St. Mary's Catholic High School in East Leeds.

    Also located in the links section of the website "Richmond Hill Education Action Zone".

    Address: The Mount, Ellerby Road, Leeds, LS9 8LA
    Telephone: 0113 2429876
    Email: m.cook@richmondhilllc.co.uk
    National Strategies
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    Implementation of national strategies in relation to literacy and numeracy in key stages 2 & 3.

    Tel: (0113) 214 4013

    More information can be obtained from: Services to Schools - National Strategies
    Organisational Change Team
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    The role of the Organisational Change Team (formally known as the Primary Review and Secondary and post 16 Review Team) is to provide the lead in the effective implementation of change within Leeds schools.

    Contact: Andrew Hobbs, Project Consultant (Team Leader)
    Telephone: 0113 2477022
    E-mail:andrew.hobbs@leeds.gov.uk

    More information can be obtained from: Services to Schools - Organisational Change Team or Leeds Schools Reviews
    Parent Partnership Service
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    The Parent Partnership Service offers impartial advice, guidance and training to families, schools and professionals, covering children's individual educational needs.

    Co-ordinator - Bridget Mork
    Strategic link to Education Leeds - Wendy Winterburn

    More information can be obtained from:
    Partnerships and Federations
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    Multi-school partnerships including co-ordinated management and resources.

    Tel: (0113) 214 4068

    More information can be obtained from: Secondary Servcies
    Payments Team
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    Payment of supplier invoices on behalf of schools and Education Leeds. Processing of travel claims for school staff and Education Leeds employees, the allocation of income and the provision of advice to schools and Education Leeds Service Areas on all payment related issues.

    Tel: (0113) 247 5174

    Payroll Processing
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    The Business Support Centre provides a full payroll processing service for all schools and for Education Leeds. This includes all pay matters for individual staff, application of statutory notifications, accounting to pension and AVC providers annually, application of sickness and maternity schemes and statutory returns (e.g. 618g Inland revenue).

    Teaching Telephone: 0113 3952252
    Non-Teaching Telephone:0113 3952251

    Email: BSC HRPAY.SchoolsSupport@leeds.gov.uk (officers pay day 16th)

    Email: BSC HRPAY.Teaching@leeds.gov.uk (pay day 26th )

    More information can be obtained from: Services to Schools - Payroll Services

    Performance Management and Information Team
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    The Performance Management & Information Team supports schools with the analysis of assessment data and provides a wide range of information about the performance of pupils and schools in Leeds. The team are also responsible for supporting strategic and service planning within Education Leeds, and providing high quality management information to schools, services and other partners.

    Telephone: 0113 39 50701
    Fax: 0113 2475611
    Email: educ.pmi@leeds.gov.uk

    More information can be obtained from: Services to Schools - Performance Management & Information Team

    Personnel - Human Resources
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    The Human Resources Team provides specialist advice and support for schools and for Education Leeds in respect of Personnel Advisory, Recruitment, Health and Safety. The Personnel Administration and Contracts of Employment (PACE) Service includes the generation of contracts of employment, including variations to contract and application of, and guidance on pay and conditions of service for all school based staff.


    More information can be obtained from: Services to Schools - Personnel Services
    Portage Team
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    A regular home visiting scheme that works with families who have pre-school children with special needs. Portage helps parents to teach their children new skills and supports transition into a setting such as Playgroup, Early Years Centre or Local Nursery.

    Contact: Early Years Administration Team - (0113) 395 1040

    Primary Partnerships
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    Primary Partnerships is about the development of school-to-school learning through the establishment of dynamic collaborations between schools and individual practitioners. A steering group of headteachers and officers work with the Director of Primary Partnerships focusing on aspects of transformational leadership, teaching for learning and curriculum innovation.

    Contact: Phil Lawson (Director of Primary Partnerships), Elmete Centre.
    Telephone: (0113) 2144049,
    Email: phil.lawson@leeds.gov.uk

    Primary Review
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    Primary Reviews are conducted in order to contribute to raising standards and improving learning environments within all of the Primary Schools in Leeds.

    These reviews are carried out by the Organisational Change Team
    Principal Adviser Secondary and Special
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    Secondary and secondary special school standards; intervention and challenge; curriculum support.
    More information can be obtained from: Services to Schools - Secondary School Quality Assurance Team
    Private Finance Initiative
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    School developments involving private finance; contract management.
    Procurement and Service Advice Team
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    The provision of support, guidance and advice to schools in procurement issues.

    Philip Robson (Team Leader)
    Telephone: (0113) 247 5596
    Email: philip.robson@leeds.gov.uk

    Website: www.leedsadviceforschools.com

    Psychology and Assessment Service (PAS)
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    PAS maintains Education Leeds' statutory role of identifying, assessing and making provision for pupils with special education needs. Responsible officers provide casework management for pupils who are being assessed under 1996 Education Act. Educational Psychologists provide consultative advice and direct support to pupils and school staff about inclusive practices.

    Principal: Chris Lingard
    Telephone: (0113) 395 1100

    More information can be obtained from: Services to Schools - Psychology and Assessment Service (PAS)
    Pupil Planning Team
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    The Pupil Planning Team works in partnership with schools, governors, pupils, parents/carers, Education Leeds colleagues, Area Management Boards (AMBs), other agencies - statutory and voluntary and all other stakeholders. The team works to reduce/eliminate exclusions, supporting and challenging all stakeholders regarding exclusion matters. The team endeavours to ensure that vulnerable and challenging pupils are re-included into full time, appropriate education provision, whether that be within their local Community School or as part of individualised programmes & pathways, via agreed re-inclusion plans.

    Team Leader – Wendy Winterburn
    Telephone: (0113) 3951187
    Exclusions telephone: (0113) 3951177
    Quality Standards
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    Working with schools to enable better self evaluation of leadership and management and teaching and learning.

    Telephone: (0113) 214 4373

    Recruitment
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    The Recruitment Unit provides advice to schools on recruitment and retention issues.  It also provides a comprehensive headteacher recruitment service.  Its other functional areas are newly qualified teachers, liaison with the Criminal Records Bureau and advertising.

    Telephone: (0113) 395 0905
    Email: educ.recruit@leeds.gov.uk

    More information can be obtained from: Services to Schools - Personnel Services
    Resource Management
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    Responsible for co-ordination of the education budget and detailed preparation of budgets for Education Leeds, accounts administered on behalf of the Council and the Education Capital Programme. Provision of regular financial management information and budget monitoring reports to EL budget managers, EL Board and LCC. Preparation of year-end accounts and grant claims.

    Telephone: (0113) 247 4252
    School Finance Officers
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    Responsible for monitoring the financial position of schools and providing financial advice and training to school staff and governors.

    Telephone: (0113) 247 5153

    School Funding and Initiatives
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    The management and administration of all aspects of school funding including the school funding formula and other grant funding.

    Telephone: (0113) 247 5178
    Email: education.lms@leeds.gov.uk
    School Improvement and Planning
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    Quality Assurance Advisers work with schools to raise levels of attainment and achievement for all children and to ensure that schools are effectively managed. The team uses a range of processes including monitoring, challenging, intervening and supporting headteachers, staff and governors. The SIP team supports the Education Leeds commitment to work with schools in identifying and disseminating best practice. SIP also provides a directory of best practice on the Leeds Learning Network.

    Telephone:  (0113) 214 4068

    More information can be obtained from: Secondary Services
    School Improvement Partners and Advisers
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    Advisers from the Quality Assurance team visit every Leeds Primary and Secondary school to discuss standards, targets and achievement.  The team will help to find additional support for the school or help it to share its expertise with others where this is appropriate.

    Contact: Julie Hooker
    Telephone: (0113) 214 4068

    School Meals
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    School Meals Team

    The Leeds School Meals team are here to offer guidance and support to all schools to help implement the new school meal standards, improve the dining experience and ensure everyone has access to and enjoys healthy school meals.

    Enquiries: 0113 224 3779
    Email: education.schoolmeals@leeds.gov.uk

    More information can be gained from visiting our website at: www.educationleeds.co.uk/schoolmeals

     

    School Organisation Team
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    Please visit the School Organisation Webpage for contact details and information on the team's services.

    The School Organisation Team plans the supply of school provision to meet the strategic and local needs of the Education estate in response to changing demographic demand. The School Organisation Plan 2003-2008 provides information on schools in Leeds and sets the context for reviewing and restructuring provision across all phases of education, including Early Years, in order to secure sustainable provision for the long-term.

    Email: educ.school.organisation@leeds.gov.uk

    Secondary and post 16 Review
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    Secondary and post 16 Reviews are conducted in order to contribute to raising standards and improving learning environments within all of the Secondary Schools in Leeds.

    These reviews are carried out by the Organisational Change Team
    SEN & Inclusion Support Service (SENISS)
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    The overall purpose of the SENISS Team is to promote inclusion by removing barriers to learning and raising achievement of vulnerable pupils through support from specialist teams.

    Team Leader: Til Wright
    Telephone: 0113 395 1211
    • Carolyn Eyre
      Child Protection Co-ordinator
      Tel: 0113 395 1211

    • Neil Borrowdale
      Education Protects
      Tel: 0113 395 1218

    • Peter Saunders
      Travellers Service
      Tel: 0113 274 8050

    • Nancy St. John
      SEN Support Team
      Tel: 0113 395 1044

    More information can be obtained from: Services to Schools - SEN & Inclusion Support Service (SENISS)
    Sensory Service
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    Sensory Service consists of specialist staff who ensure access to the most inclusive educational setting for pupils and students with visual impairment and those who are Deaf/ hearing impaired. The Service offers a range of high quality services to Early Years settings, schools, colleges, pupils and families. The Services provided include:

    • Identification and assessment of pupils' educational needs
    • Promoting teaching strategies that ensure high learning outcomes
    • Direct support and teaching
    • Liaison with health, social services and voluntary agencies
    • Advice, training and support for families
    • Training and support for schools, colleges and educational settings to ensure access
    • Monitoring of progress and levels of achievement
    • Curriculum differentiation
    • Provision of specialist equipment and resources

    The Sensory Service works with the Health Authority, Social services and voluntary organisations to promote effective inclusion of all pupils and students. This is promoted in partnership with parents, families, early years settings, schools, colleges and other educational settings.

    Contact: Joan Haines, The Sensory Service
    Telephone: (0113) 3951084
    Email: nurinda.turrell@leeds.gov.uk

    More information can be obtained from: Services to Schools - Sensory Service
    Support Service to School Improvement
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    To provide quality support to all members of the School Improvement Service.

    Contact: Margaret Dalby (Principal Support Officer)
    Email: margaret.dalby@leeds.gov.uk
    Telephone : (0113) 2144068

    Teenage Pregnancy & Parenthood Team
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    The Teenage Pregnancy and Parenthood Team (TPPT) at Education Leeds work with schools and other agencies to ensure that school age parents get the help they need to be able to continue with their education. The TPPT works with pregnant pupils and fathers to be, and with school age mothers and fathers, including 6th form pupils. We have five Specialist Learning Mentors (SLMs) who work with school age mothers, with one based in each Education Leeds wedge. We also have a Specialist Learning Mentor who works with school age fathers (citywide). The SLMs liaise with schools, families, and with a range of agencies to secure an appropriate support and education package for the pupil, who will usually continue to be educated at their own school.
    Should you require non Education Leeds documents from this area in hard copy format, e.g. those published by the DCFS, DoH and other sources, please contact these organisations directly.

    Email: carole.gillan@leeds.gov.uk

    Transport
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    The Education Transport team is responsible for overseeing the implementation of Leeds’ Policy for the provision of home to school or college transport for children and students prior to their nineteenth birthday and for the strategic planning of transport for children and students to their place of education. This includes door-to-door transport for young people with disabilities or special educational needs.

    The team that assesses whether mainstream children and young people are eligible for free or assisted travel according to the policy is now based at Metro, the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive. Metro is also responsible for issuing Zero Fare SchoolCards (for use on public transport) and Zero Fare Boarding Cards (for use on dedicated school services) to children and young people who are eligible to travel without having to pay the appropriate fare.

    Contacts:
    educ.transport@leeds.gov.uk
    For queries about Leeds’ policy and strategic transport planning
    Allan Hudson on 0113 247 5593 or
    Carole Perkin on 0113 247 5592
    Queries about Zero Fare travel to and from school or college for mainstream students
    0113 348 1121 (Metro)

    Travellers Education Service
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    The Travellers Education Service provides teaching support and advice to all Traveller families in Leeds. These include Gypsy Travellers, Fairground, Circus, Bargee, New Travellers and more recently Roma Refugees and Roma Asylum Seekers. It also provides advice and support to all education establishments and other agencies as required.

    The aim of the Service is to ensure equal access and opportunity for all Travellers children in our nurseries, schools and colleges and also to those who are not on roll due to their transient life-style.This support is provided to directly raise Traveller educational achievement and indirectly by helping to break down the myths and stereo-typing that engenders the prejudice and discrimination that Travellers often experience.

    For more details:

    Contact:
    Peter Saunders: Service Manager
    Travellers Education Service
    West Park Centre
    Spen lane
    Leeds
    LS16 5BE

    Telephone: 0113 274 8050
    Fax: 0113 275 0445
    E-mail: peter.saunders@leeds.gov.uk

    For more information visit Gypsy Roma Traveller Leeds website

    Visually Impaired Team
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    This team is part of the Sensory Service. It consists of specialist staff who ensure access to the most inclusive educational setting for students and young people who have visual impairment.

    The Team offers a range of high quality services to Early Years settings, mainstream schools, individual students and their families.

    The Visually Impaired Team staff are specially trained to support visually impaired children from the point of diagnosis of visual impairment. This may be from shortly after birth to school leaving age. The Visually Impaired Team staff enables visually impaired students and young people to achieve maximum inclusion in mainstream educational settings, encouraging them to achieve their full potential in all aspects of school life.

    The Visually Impaired Team consists of three parts - the Early Years and Primary Team who support babies and children who have visual impairment; the Secondary Team who provide educational support for students in their secondary school; and the Access Team who provide technological support ensuring that visually impaired children and young people are kept up to date with the latest technology appropriate to visually impaired students; mobility support in which visually impaired children and young people learn how to move confidently and safely in their home, community and school environments; and Braille teaching and keyboard skills.

    Tel: (0113) 395 1111
    Fax: (0113) 395 1087
    Minicom: (0113) 395 1088
    Email: nurinda.turrell@leeds.gov.uk
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