The Leading Leaders Summer Event is now planned and ready to go for early July 2016. We are following the new format we used for the Spring meeting, which proved so popular – meeting up on the Sunday evening and having Monday and Tuesday looking learning and experiencing. Arriving on the Sunday allows people time to make their way leisurely to this beautiful part of the country.
Osborne Technologies have kindly offered to be our hosts and allow us to use their premises as a base. During our time with them we will explore their showrooms, find out about the very latest products and initiatives and get hands-on experience (play!) with some great technology. We will hear from Ian Matthews (PHd researcher of video games and learning at Leeds University) and Tom Atkinson (Osborne’s General Manager) about how technology, including gaming, is supporting teachers, as well as focussing on children with very special needs.
Osborne Technologies Ltd. is located in Unit 4 Wortley Court, Fall Bank Industrial Estate, Dodworth, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S75 3LS. This is metres from Dodworth Railway Station which means that you will be able to catch your homeward-bound train with ease.
No Leading Leaders event would be the same without visiting an inspiring school setting to see effective teaching in the digital classroom. This time we shall be visiting Eastwood Village Primary School a local school who have driven forward some exciting technologies, including the use of Tango Teach.
I really hope that you can join us for the Summer Event. Don’t forget that more than one person from each school can attend so you may wish to bring along a colleague(s). Perhaps you know a school in your locality who would benefit from the event. Why not contact them and invite them along?
The hotel that we have chosen for you is the Holiday Inn, Barnsley. Just off the M1 motorway (Junction 37), and about half a mile from Dodworth Train Station, it is an ideal location for the event. The Holiday Inn offers comfy rooms with free WiFi (and great reviews on TripAdvisor!). There is ample free parking on site, plus free use of the Bannatyne Fitness Club, next door. This gives you access to the pool, steam room, jacuzzi and (if you must move heavy things from one place to another for no reason!) a fitness suite. So bring your trainers, tracksuit and swimming costume!