Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs)

Healthy Eating and Physical Activity at Rhyl Primary

by Julia Stainton

Key Points

Our work to improve healthy eating and increase physical activity of our pupils made a significant impact and we have achieved the Healthy Schools London Silver and Gold Awards.

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Mindfulness – A whole school approach, Rhyl Primary

by Lee James

Key Points

  • The impact of Mindfulness sessions on classes across KS 1 and 2, a lunchtime Mindfulness colouring club, and an offer to all staff.
  • By having regular lessons and daily class input from teachers, we wanted to develop the wellbeing and resilience of pupils, as well as providing a course for staff interested in taking up the offer.
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Happiness Project – Christ Church NW3

by Lee James

Key Points

We know that all children experience times when they feel less happy and, through our Happiness Project, we wanted to equip them with a range of strategies they can use to help themselves and others a

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Using Thinking Cards to improve mental wellbeing

by Mike Kelly

Key Points

  • The “Thinking Cards” were developed to help young people improve their mental wellbeing utilising techniques from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness.
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How scaffolds can effectively support children in their development of spoken reasoning in maths

by Chloe Pearson

Key Points

The skills of reasoning are key to creating successful mathematicians. Internalisation of these skills is the first step but the ability to voice your ideas is key to truly deep understanding.

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Raising reading attainment through quality speaking and listening in Years 3 & 4

by Rebecca Ryan

Key Points

Reading, speaking and listening are inextricably linked. We noticed comprehension was limited by poor speaking and listening skills.

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Mile a Day

by Harriet Williams

Key Points

  • Increase pupils’ fitness
  • Reduce obesity and prevent lifestyle diseases
  • Improve social, emotional and mental wellbeing
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Moving into compact methods of calculation – procedure versus conceptual understanding.

by Kate Frood

Key Points

  • Compact methods sooner?
  • Procedure versus conceptual understanding
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Music in the Curriculum

by Katie Butler

Key Points

  • A whole school term-long project with song at its heart
  • Each year-group’s song is the starting-point for the term’s curriculum – culminating in performance
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Multimedia Advocacy

by Alex Yates

Key Points

  • Multimedia Advocacy is a really effective way of using media to communicate the wants and needs of children, young people through the use of video, image, sound and picture esp those with a large number of professionals involved across a number of sectors
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