Dear Parents and Carers,
I am at the annual Gateshead Headteacher’s Conference today.
I am particularly looking forward to hearing keynote speaker Dr Andrew Curran talk to us about neuroscience and the relationship between brain development and children’s learning.
Dr Curran is a neurobiologist and a practising paediatric neurologist at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. He is committed to taking his extraordinary knowledge of the workings of the human brain into learning, development and education. He has been involved with Manchester University’s Department of Education looking at the use of emotional literacy and more recently the processing of reward in the human brain.
Teaching and learning is constantly evolving at Kells Lane. I am excited to find out more about brain based learning and the importance of emotional literacy in our classrooms and in our lives.
I hope you enjoy the half term break.
Mrs A Whistler
Dates for your diary for the coming weeks:
|Monday 28th May – Friday 2nd June (inclusive) HALF TERM|
|Monday 5th June
|Wednesday 7th June
|Thursday 8th June
|Friday 9th June
|Monday 12th June
|Tuesday 13th June
|Thursday 15th June
|Friday 16th June