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London Leadership Strategy’s Securing Good programme

By Thursday, July 30, 2015 No tags Permalink

Securing Good is a year long, highly effective programme delivering measureable results for schools at ‘satisfactory’ or ’required to improve’. We are delighted to congratulate the following schools from the previous two cohorts, who have moved to an Ofsted grade ‘good’ since being taking part in the programme: Acle Primary School (May 2015) Barrow Hedges Primary School (February 2015) Chessington ...

SAPERE Foundation and Advanced level teacher training in P4C facilitation

By Wednesday, April 8, 2015 No tags Permalink

With Grafton Primary as the lead school, SAPERE, a UK charity, is running an LSEF funded project to introduce Philosophy for Children (P4C) into nine primaries and one secondary in Islington. The aim of the project is to enhance students’ educational, personal and social development, especially those who come from deprived backgrounds. SAPERE is providing ...

Shaping the Future of CPD

By Monday, March 30, 2015 No tags Permalink

IRIS Connect, the market leading video CPD tool for reflection, coaching and collaboration, has released its Shaping the Future of CPD ‘Time to focus on the important, not the urgent’ report. Launched following IRIS Connect’s conference last month (February 2015), the new report features recommendations for schools, national policy and inter-school collaboration.  The report explores the key themes that emerged from ...

Making best use of Teaching Assistants – Guest Blog from Dr Jonathan Sharples, EEF

By Thursday, March 26, 2015 No tags Permalink

One of the most challenged and debated areas of research in the Teaching and Learning Toolkit relates to the use of Teaching Assistants (TAs) in schools. The evidence is striking: despite spending more than £4billion a year on TAs in English schools, research suggests they are not adding significantly to pupils’ attainment. Yet if you look ...

Developing strategies to support EAL and Bilingual Learners

By Monday, March 23, 2015 No tags Permalink

All Saints Teaching School Alliance (ASTSA), in conjunction with the Chelmsford Teaching School Alliance and Chadwell Academy, is hosting a FREE focus group on Developing Strategies to Support EAL and Bilingual Learners, hosted by Dr. Jean Mayala. By attending the focus group, your views will be used to: Consider the impact of changing demographics on the needs ...

Teachers subject knowledge – in the news!

By Monday, March 2, 2015 No tags Permalink

At the GLA and London Leadership Strategy, we’re striving to ensure that our work supports pupils to reach their full potential, no matter what kind of school they attend or background they come from. In the media recently, we’ve seen this highlighted in articles by Dame Sally Coates, director of Southern Academies at United Learning, and ...

Two fun, free workshops for London computing teachers on Friday 20 February

By Tuesday, February 17, 2015 No tags Permalink

Teaching London Computing, one of the projects funded by the Mayor of London's Excellence Fund, supports London school teachers who are delivering the new Computing curriculum. We do this with CPD courses, which help teachers get to grips with programming in and teaching Python, and also with a range of free classroom resources available on ...

The London Hub landscape

By Monday, February 9, 2015 No tags Permalink

On Thursday 29 January, City Hall opened its doors to host the London Leadership Strategy’s Power of Hubs Conference. Hosted by the GLA, supported by Challenge Partners, Teaching Schools Council and the National College for Teaching and Leadership, and with over 100 delegates in attendance, the conference comprised addresses from expert speakers and interactive group discussions ...

How do schools ever find the time for CPD?

By Tuesday, February 3, 2015 No tags Permalink

By Jason Lever I’ve had some interesting chats recently with London school leaders. However, one thing that’s come up again and again is the feeling that neither they nor their staff has time for continuing professional development (CPD). I say this as lead for the London Schools Gold Club.  This is our initiative to celebrate exceptional schools ...

Utilising hub power to deliver evidence-based professional development

By Tuesday, January 27, 2015 No tags Permalink

The link between professional development for teachers and improved educational outcomes is well known. This idea has been pushed to the forefront by the government with the recent announcement of a fund to support continuing professional development (CPD) for teachers. The focus is not simply around money, though. They are particularly championing Teaching Schools to deliver ...

Want to improve literacy teaching in your primary school? And be part of a ground-breaking research study at the same time?

By Friday, November 14, 2014 No tags Permalink

Want to improve literacy teaching in your primary school? And be part of a ground-breaking research study at the same time? The Education Endowment Foundation is looking for primary schools to take part in its largest trial to date, the Literacy Octopus. The EEF, funded by the London Schools Excellence Fund and Department for Education  to ...

School-to-School Approaches Workshop – Places available now

By Tuesday, November 4, 2014 No tags Permalink

The London Leadership Strategy is hosting a free afternoon workshop session for London Schools Excellence Fund (LSEF) recipients to explore school-to-school approaches on November 24th. Taking place at City Hall (Committee Room 2) between 2 and 4.30pm, attendees will explore: The different types of school networks and how you can influence them effectively. Using evidence and research to ...

Social Media, Web and Technology workshop

By Monday, October 27, 2014 No tags Permalink

Date: 13th November Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm Venue: Southfields Academy The London Leadership Strategy is hosting a free morning workshop session for London Schools Excellence Fund (LSEF) recipients to delve deeper into how social media, web and technology techniques can benefit their projects. Taking place at Southfields Academy in South West London, attendees will explore: Top tips and strategies for ...

An Education Worth Having with John Hattie – Free table spaces available to LSEF project members

By Sunday, October 12, 2014 No tags Permalink

Whole Education, a dynamic network of schools, organisations and partners dedicated to redefining today’s educational offering, has released tickets for its 5th Annual Conference titled An Education Worth Having. Whole Education believes that all young people should have a fully rounded education, developing the knowledge, skills and qualities needed to help them thrive in life and ...

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