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InternationaI teachers report to Leeds for summit
Teachers from across Europe, including Estonia, Latvia, Germany, Bulgaria,
Spain and the UK, are set to gather in Leeds on Saturday 5 November for the
first Teach For All European Regional Summit, held at Leeds Metropolitan
University's Headingley Campus.
Teach For All launched in 2007 as a global network of independent social
enterprises across 23 nations, working to expand educational opportunities in
The summit will be attended by 100 teachers, all of whom are on a two-year
Leadership Development Programme in their respective countries. Ìn the UK,
Leeds Metropolitan University is working with Teach First, a charity which
works to address educational disadvantage, as a delivery partner for their
Leadership Development Programme across England. Additionally, the
University is an initial teacher training provider for the charity's first cohort of
primary school placements in Yorkshire and The Humber.
The summit will address topics such as raising students' aspirations,
improving achievement for students learning English as a second language,
and getting students what they need most with differentiated instruction. Ìt will
form the culmination of a four-day visit which will allow the international group
of teachers to visit schools across Leeds to learn about excellence in teaching
Dean Johnstone, Relationship Manager for Teach First at Leeds Metropolitan,
commented: "We are very pleased that Teach For All has selected Leeds
Metropolitan as the location of their first European Summit. Ìt is incredibly
exciting to imagine teachers from across Europe visiting schools in Leeds and
then coming together to share and consolidate their learning, before going
back home to make real improvements in their diverse schools.¨
For further details please contact Carrie Braithwaite in the News and Media
team at Leeds Met on 0113 812 3022 or email email@example.com
Notes for editors:
O Leeds Metropolitan University has 30,000 students and 3, 000 staff.
O The University has achieved its best ever Research Assessment
Exercise results. Sports-Related Studies is in the top 6 institutions in
the country with research rated at the highest levels of 4* and 3*.
O Leeds Met has been rated the top university in the UK for its language
support, accommodation quality and learning spaces in the 2010
Autumn Wave of the Ìnternational Student Barometer and sixth in the
world for the quality of its lectures.
O The University's award-winning learning environments include
Broadcasting Place, voted the best tall building in the world in 2010 by
the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
(CTBUH) and also winner of the 2010 Leeds Architecture Awards New
Building category, the iconic Rose Bowl building, awarded Best
Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property
Awards and the pioneering Carnegie Village student accommodation.
O Leeds Metropolitan is one of only a handful of UK universities to have
been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard.