about

the London Leadership Strategy

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The London Leadership Strategy (LLS) is a not for profit organisation run and led by serving headteachers. The organisation is born of London Challenge and today works to keep its spirit and mission alive. Every year – at primary and secondary level – over 500 schools access programmes from LLS across London and beyond.

David Woods, Chair of LLS

We believe that the knowledge for school improvement is owned by schools, exists within schools and should be shared between schools. In short it is not about the best leading the rest, but about co-construction and collaboration.
The LLS develops school leadership through careful brokering of relationships and bespoke support – matching the right schools and leaders together in programmes that are carefully focused around hard outcomes for pupils