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  • Eleven visitors from three schools in Belgium spent five days in Leeds being immersed in the work of five LLA partners. They came to see how we put our core values of inclusion, ambition and collaboration into practice through relational and restorative practice. The programme included time at Carr Manor Community School, Leeds City ...

  • LLA Immersion Week

    Eleven visitors from three schools in Belgium spent five days in Leeds being immersed in the work of five LLA partners.

    They came to see how we put our core values of inclusion, ambition and collaboration into practice through relational and restorative practice. The programme included time at Carr Manor Community School, Leeds City College 14+ Academies and Printworks Campus, Springwell North, CATCH, RESTORE and Wetherby High School.

    They observed and heard from staff and young people. They had time to reflect on practice and identify the shared principles, processes and practices across the LLA. The passion and purpose, care and compassion, drive and determination, integrity and improvisation of inclusive values were an inspiration. It was a privilege to accompany them on their journey and experience the impact LLA partners have on the children, young people, families and staff in their communities.

    The visitors also had an opportunity for a sing-a-long at the Carriageworks and a walkabout for Light Night. Leeds inspired and challenged them to think differently, act differently and go above and beyond for those ‘under-resourced’ young people across the city.

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  • Eleven visitors from three schools in Belgium spent five days in Leeds being immersed in the work of five LLA partners. They came to see how we put our core values of inclusion, ambition and collaboration into practice through relational and restorative practice. The programme included time at Carr Manor Community School, Leeds City ...

  • We held another Leaders' Breakfast Meeting on Friday 13th October at CATCH. Thank you to all who attended the recent Leaders' Breakfast Meeting at CATCH. It was another successful event, with the largest attendance yet - nearly 100 colleagues and leaders representing dozens of organisations throughout Leeds, all of whom are committed to improving ...

  • Restorative and Relational Practice Immersion Days LLA members including Carr Manor Community School, Ralph Thoresby and Wetherby High School are seeing the impact of relational practice. A relational mind-set recognises that connection and belonging are the building blocks for flourishing communities. The approach sets the conditions for people, both children and adults, to know ...

  • We are proud to announce that the Leeds Learning Alliance's CEO Simon Flowers has today been named on the King's Birthday Honours list to receive an OBE for services to education. Simon Flowers, of Carr Manor Community School, has led work beyond his school which has encouraged exemplary inclusive practice in Leeds. The school ...

  • We held another Leaders' Breakfast Meeting on Friday 24th March at CATCH, focused on Leading Inclusive Innovation.Our guests included leaders from across the Alliance and beyond, representing all sectors and diverse backgrounds.We were pleased to welcome Leeds City Council CEO Tom Riordan CBE to speak about some of the exciting developments happening within the city ...

  • The Leeds Learning Alliance Inclusive Leadership Conference took place on Saturday 4th March at Carr Manor Community School. We welcomed guests from across the Leeds Learning Alliance and beyond to network with likeminded people passionate about inclusivity. Workshops were run by a range of organisations, both within the LLA and external: Leeds Trinity University, ...

  • Growing Our Future Together Our annual report for 2021-22 encapsulates what we are working towards and what we must focus on as an alliance of powerful organisations. The report demonstrates some of the work we have been doing across multiple working groups, highlighting our work on Further & Higher Education, Community Safety & Peace, Climate ...

  • We recently held an LLA Leaders' Breakfast Meeting at Headingley Stadium on Friday 27 January, focused on inclusive leadership. Our guests included leaders from across the Alliance and beyond, coming together to network, forge new relationships and share knowledge. Speaking at the event, and introduced by Gary Hetherington (Leeds Rhinos CEO) was our ambassador, ...

  • The Leeds Learning Alliance Inclusive Practice Conference took place on Saturday 12th February at Carr Manor Community School. The conference included workshops from a range of organisations within the LLA, including Leeds Trinity, Leeds Relational Practice Centre, and the Leeds Rhinos Foundation. There were keynote speeches from Professor Tony Booth, ex Leeds Rhinos and ...

  • We are delighted to share the Leeds Learning Alliance's Annual Report 2020/21. The report captures the LLA’s commitment to building our city and our future, and includes our strategic plan for 2022-2027.  The report offers an insight into how we are working together focused on inclusion, collaboration and ambition, putting the outcomes for children, young people ...

  • The Leeds Learning Alliance Strategic Workshop was held at Headingley Stadium on the 28th September.  The workshop was a fantastic opportunity to discuss the challenges we face, and critically to shape the five year strategic plan that we have created which can be seen here. It was a chance for partners to better understand the ...

  • We are delighted to announce that Jamie Jones-Buchanan has become the first official ambassador of the Leeds Learning Alliance. Jamie Jones-Buchanan is a former professional rugby league player who played for Leeds Rhinos in the Super League.  He played his entire professional career with Leeds Rhinos, where he won seven Super League Grand Finals, three ...

  • On 25th November 2019,  held our launch day at Headingley Stadium. An exciting start to our organisation - watch this space!