Bradford Secondary Schools Linking Recruitment 2023-2024

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We are now recruiting for our Bradford Secondary Schools Linking Programme for the next academic year.

Our Secondary School Linking Programme is designed to break down barriers and to enable students to build empathy, respect, and confidence in contact.The Linking Network can provide, free of charge, training and support to pairs of linking teachers who want to offer linking to a group of their students. The programme is flexible, fully resourced and delivers SMSC outcomes for students. Through taking part in the Secondary Schools Linking Programme, students will create connections with other students who they would not normally get a chance to meet and develop critical thinking, explore identity, and celebrate commonality. Participating schools have joined for a range of reasons including as part of their antiracism strategy or in order to build students' social confidence and well being.

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Secondary Schools Offer 2023-24

We are delighted to offer our Secondary Schools Linking programme free of charge to all secondary schools in the Bradford District. We have the capacity to closely support 12 links. Each link programme takes place within a term or half term.

The Linking Network will provide:
- Support to find a Link School. We can work within MATs and can support multi-school links.
- 90 minute twilight planning and training meeting for pairs of Linking teachers at Margaret McMillan Tower, Bradford or online.
- TLN staff can deliver an assembly for a whole year group or provide you with an Assembly and tutorial resources.
- TLN staff can facilitate 2 face to face Link Meetings Days (half or full days at your preference).
- TLN can arrange a city centre venue for a first Link Day for students to meet in a neutral space venue. Your second Link Day will be held at one of your schools.
- 45 minute twilight meeting to check on progress on the Link, plan together how students can share their learning back in school and any next steps.

Schools will need to:
- Select a group of students to take part in linking from the year group or leadership group of your choice. We recommend 15-30 from each school and a maximum of 60 students.
- Hold 2 short pre-Linking sessions in school with all the students taking part in Linking to prepare to meet. TLN will provide the resources and activities for these sessions,
- Commit to participating in both planning meetings with TLN staff and your link teacher.
-  Arrange transport, undertake any risk assessments and obtain relevant permissions.

There will be no charge to schools to take part in the Bradford Schools Linking Programme, but schools will need to pay the cost of transport to the venues of the 2 Link Days.

Please contact for an informal chat or to sign up for linking for the coming school year.

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Published: 12/07/2023
Audience: Teachers and Senior Leaders
Contact: Liz Firth

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