Aireborough Learning Partnership Trust

An art menagerie comes to Aireborough – ALPT art showcase exhibition

On Tuesday the 20th and Wednesday the 21st June the schools of the Aireborough Learning Partnership Trust (ALPT) will showcase the artistic talents of their pupils at an art exhibition in the Methodist Church Hall, off Oxford Road, Guiseley.

Using a mindfulness approach numerous animal sculptures have been produced whilst over the two days a Henri Rousseau inspired jungle scene will be produced by pupils who visit the exhibition. This will be accompanied by paintings, pictures and 3D art from each school all providing lots of variety and plenty to see.

The hall will be open on Tuesday from 9.30 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Wednesday 9.30 a.m. until 4.45 p.m. with free entry and we would encourage you to come along and see the imaginations and skills of the pupils coming to life.

Over the two days pupils from each of the schools will be in the hall to talk about their work and answer questions about it while also helping to produce the collaborative jungle scene.

We do hope that you and your families can make some time to come along and support this wonderful event.

5 years ago

Food and TV fame for anyone?

The BBC are offering one family the opportunity to find out and live the experience of how other generations lived – what work they did, what they ate and how they cooked it.

The makers of the hit series Back in Time for Dinner and Further Back in Time for Dinner are looking for a food loving family to immerse themselves in the lives and diets of working people in Northern England over the last 150 years.

If you fancy finding out something of our northern history and experience what it’s like to be a ‘TV celebrity’ then simply email [email protected] for details on how to apply. Families must be UK residents with a minimum of two children aged 8 years+.

5 years ago

Keep children safe online

There were reports in the media recently about an esafety incident involving primary age children from Leeds. The incident did not take place in a Trust school or through an ‘app’ approved by any of our schools, but was reported to the school by concerned parents. The incident is now being investigated by West Yorkshire Police.

This incident has highlighted a number of safeguarding issues raised recently about smartphone ‘apps’ including Live.ly, ooVoo, and music.ly amongst others. These apps are only supposed to be able to access contacts on the user’s phone, but it appears that quite quickly unknown individuals are able to join group chats. Therefore, these apps are not safe for children to use as there is a significant risk of inappropriate contact by unknown individuals.

We have been asked to advise parents to ensure that their children do not have access to such apps on their phone and to check that all appropriate privacy settings are switched on, to make sure that children are protected when using any internet site.

If a child experiences or expresses concerns about online activity, it must be reported to the police using 101 and https://ceop.police.uk/ceop-reporting/. Wherever possible, a screen shot or a mobile phone picture of the concern should be taken for reporting purposes.

There is some useful information on the LSCB website about online safety with some useful tips for parents here http://www.leedslscb.org.uk/Parents-Carers-Wider-Family/Keeping-children-safe-online.

5 years ago

Have your say.

The Aireborough Learning Partnership Trust is keen to hear your views of the Trust and how it can better communicate. We would like to invite you to compete a short survey which will take only a couple of minutes to complete.

The survey is totally anonymous and remains open until midnight on Sunday 5th February. Simply click on the link

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ALPTaware

Many thanks in anticipation.

5 years ago

Christine’s excellence cooks up success

Christine Irvine has been awarded the Catering Leeds Excellence award for Leader of the Year.

The award recognised the way Christine has led her team to improve meal provision in school over the past 12 months as a key part of a whole school drive to create a good school food culture at Queensway.

In addition, to this work Christine has also been involved in the Free Friday Breakfast cooking programmes in the school and food related events such as the Harvest Soup days.

5 years ago

Jonny proves an inspiration at Rawdon Littlemoor

The children of Rawdon Littlemoor Primary School were ready with their bicycles and scooters as they welcomed Olympic triathlete Jonny Brownlee to join them at the grand opening of the school’s new purpose-built cycle track.

Cycling enthusiast and recently retired Head Teacher Shelagh Henderson joined Jonny in the inaugural first lap on her beloved Pashley bicycle.

In her 13 year tenure as Headteacher, Shelagh and her staff tirelessly promoted cycling and scootering amongst pupils and parents. Last year saw the school receive the Gold Level STARS award (the only primary school in the county to achieve this accolade) for their efforts to increase levels of walking, cycling and other forms of sustainable transport. Inspired by Shelagh’s enthusiasm, staff and pupils worked hard to raise £30,000 towards the cost of the cycle track.

Rawdon Littlemoor is fully committed to developing children’s understanding and enjoyment of sport and exercise and the installation of the cycle track marks the addition of an exciting new ‘spoke’ to the children’s outdoor activities. Pupils will be able to use the track daily to scoot or cycle on at lunchtimes, in extracurricular clubs and in PE lessons.

Headteacher Julie Beardwell commented ‘We are passionate about enabling all children to have fun and learn through a broad and balanced education. By providing our children with lots of different experiences and showing them what great role models, such as Jonny Brownlee, have achieved, we aim to give them the confidence and resilience to persevere and excel in their lives.’

Both Jonny Brownlee and his brother Alistair are inspirational role models for the children at Rawdon Littlemoor especially given that their swim training in their early days took place at local Aireborough Leisure Centre where many of the children also have lessons and swim for fun.

Julie added that ‘ through the opening Jonny inspired our children, raced against Shelagh Henderson and then ran around the pitch to support a Reception child cycling. After, in the school hall, Cameron and Zachary Bojas brothers in year 5 and year 3 showed Jonny the trophies they’ve won from Aireborough swim meetings which also have Jonny’s name on. We think the Bojas, from Rawdon Littlemoor, could be the next Brownlees!

5 years ago

All’s fair – again!

Tranmere Primary School has proudly retained its Fair Trade Award through the work of its very active Fair Trade Council. The school’s Fair Trade Council actively deliver assemblies to the rest of the school and fully organising the Fair Trade shop, from the ordering of the produce to the organising of the actual stall. Fair Trade is also embedded within the curriculum and links are carefully made to topic work where possible.The school began its move towards being a Fair Trade School a number of years ago as it felt it was important for children to understood where their food comes from and begin to develop an understanding of the way in which people of the world are connected. The aim is to encourage the children to become global citizens and understand that the choices they make can really make a difference to the lives of others.

5 years ago

Queensway School plans to harness the big outdoors

Staff at Queensway Primary School have been involved in a training programme looking at how all subjects in the National Curriculum can be delivered through outdoor learning. An inspiring training day at Skelton Grange Environment Centre, helped them to pick up lots of new and exciting ideas to develop opportunities for the children to use the outdoor learning environment to motivate and inspire their learning.

Going outdoors can offer many potential benefits including:

  • enhanced personal and social communication skills
  • increased physical health
  • enhanced mental health
  • extended personal horizons through greater appreciation and understanding of the world and its peoples around them;
  • understanding the need for sustainable relationships between people and their environment;
  • enhanced practical problem solving and team work skills.

5 years ago