After a hugely successful Autumn Event at Shiphay Learning Academy in Torquay, we move to the Topcliffe Primary School in the Midlands for our Spring 2015 Event which promises to be just as exciting. The new two-night format proved to be very popular with Members as it provided more time to gain a greater insight into the various innovations that were on display as well as more opportunities to network. This format will be maintained for the Spring Term’s event.
The Topcliffe Team, supported by members of Lea Forest Primary Academy are very happy to host the LLN and have designed an exciting programme for us. From robotics to eye-tracking technology, from digital learners to planned radio stations in canal boats… you’ll find out about some great new ideas!
Are you a secondary school member? Don’t worry! Not only have we chosen significant elements that can be applied cross-phase, we have also included a major input from King Edward VI High School for Girls.
Ian Lowe (Executive Head), Dickon Taylor (Headteacher) and Ben Waterworth (Technology and Innovation Lead) ensure that Topcliffe is at the forefront of numerous exciting initiatives. They have also forged some fascinating partnerships with various external centres such as King Edward VI High School, Aldebaran Robotics, the Jubilee Centre and Enabling Enterprise. In addition, they have taken a dynamic approach in the effective deployment of Educational Psychologists to support the large number of statemented children lucky enough to have places at Topcliffe.
For your pleasure and leisure, we have chosen a lovely hotel that is easy to reach by train or car and is only six miles away from Topcliffe School. The Arden is well-equipped with a lovely pool, gymnasium, steam rooms and jacuzzi – so don’t forget your gym and swimming gear! The hotel is located very close to the NEC Complex just off the M42/A5 and is only a 10 minute walk from Birmingham International Train Station. The station is, in turn, only a ten-minutes from Birmingham New Street, with departures every ten minutes.