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KS1 and KS2 Writing at GDS training Spring Term 2020
11 Dec
KS1 and KS2 Writing at GDS training Spring Term 2020 can be booked and paid for on-line now at LTS. Please note that your booking is not confirmed until on-line payment has been authorised. The cost for attendance is £50 per person for maintained schools and £70 per person for academies. You will be charged the full attendance cost unless we receive written notification of non-attendance by email or fax at least 10 working days prior to the event KS1 Writing at GDS Tues 14th January 2020 9.00 a.m to 12.00 Oadby Racecourse Weds 15th January 2020 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 Beaumanor Hall Thurs 16th January 2020 1.00 to 4.00 p.m. Kirby Muxloe Golf Club KS2 Writing at GDS Tues 14th January 2020 1.00 to 4.00 p.m. Oadby Racecourse Weds 15th January 2020 1.00 to 4.00 p.m. Beaumanor Hall Thurs 16th January 2020 9.00 to 12.00 Kirby Muxloe Golf Club These sessions will be led by Local Authority External Moderators and will provide an opportunity to ensure that practitioners are confident with the requirements for achieving greater depth at end of KS1/KS2. The time will further develop subject knowledge in the teaching of writing at greater depth in Year 2/6. There will be a variety of activities throughout the course devised to further develop skills in this key area of work. Queries to moderation@leics.gov.uk or 0116 3053365
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING MALICIOUS EMAILS
19 Nov
LEAMIS have been made aware of suspicious incident regarding emails appearing to be from Egress/Switch LEAMIS would like to remind IT users to be vigilant when dealing with any external emails and DO NOT OPEN attachments (including Word and Excel documents) and DO NOT click links within the message unless you are absolutely certain of the origin of the email Please contact the person/school by phone to check whether they intentionally sent you the email or not. If you are not expecting to receive an email from them the safest thing is not to click on any links within the email. If you are expecting an Egress (previously Switch) communication, please still do not click on the link but instead go directly to their website (https://switch.egress.com) LEAMIS recommend the following: Not to click on suspicious links Do not open suspicious attachments If in any doubt check with your IT support or LEAMIS Ensure your Anti-Virus is up to date Ensure a backup is in place and operational If you are unsure as to whether you may have inadvertently opened a suspicious attachment or clicked an unknown link please telephone the LEAMIS Service Desk for further advice 0116 2311 280. The Service Desk will be open from 8:30 am until 5.00 pm.
Leicestershire Virtual School’s book “Superheroes!”
11 Nov
Leicestershire Virtual School’s book “Superheroes!”, an anthology of short stories written by Leicestershire’s children in care, has been published and is now available for purchase. The book features stories written by 48 of Leicestershire’s children in care aged between 4 and 15 about existing well-known comic book characters plus some newly-created ones such as Cupcake Queen, Cat Kid and Michael Recycle. The creation of this book is the most recent project from the Leicestershire Virtual School to address their children’s literacy skills. It follows on from the monthly book parcels sent to all primary age children that encourage and nurture reading skills. The creative writing project has given Leicestershire’s children in care the opportunity to set free their imagination, create new characters or place old favourites in new and often bizarre new situations. In doing so, the children have been able to develop their writing skills and see their stories in print, encouraging them to enjoy the creative writing process and view themselves as writers. Please click here to purchase your copy