What Does it Take to be a London Leader Now?

By Monday, July 18, 2016 No tags Permalink

The Context The performance of London's schools over the last ten years in particular is a great success story. Within the ever-changing landscape London schools continue to excel. Pupils' achievement has risen remarkably and is now the best in the country in terms of attainment and progress. There is a higher proportion of good and outstanding ...

Ocean Maths legacy grants awarded to schools and national organisations supporting children’s attainment in Maths

By Monday, June 6, 2016 No tags Permalink

Ocean Maths has today announced the outcome of its recent legacy fund selection process. Having made the difficult decision in December to wind up the organisation and share learning, knowledge and funds as part of Ocean Maths’ lasting legacy, Ocean Maths has today announced the successful grantees. These grantees are listed below. • Two separate schools partnership grants ...

Inspiring & Sharing Teaching Excellence

By Tuesday, August 18, 2015 , , , , Permalink

Our LSEF Round 2 Project “Inspiring & Sharing Teaching Excellence” was conceived by the Southwark Schools Learning Partnership (SSLP) – a group of secondary schools from both state and independent sectors, most of whom have been working together within the SSLP since its formation under London Challenge in 2003. Our project focus was on preparing ...

London School Excellence Fund projects consider their next steps

By Sunday, August 16, 2015 , , , , Permalink

Working with London Leadership Strategy and Project Oracle the GLA recently hosted a sustainability workshop in London’s Living Room for LSEF projects to consider their next steps. All too often when we hear ‘sustainability’ it is a euphemism for ‘funding’ and indeed we were very grateful to Paul Hamlyn Foundation; Mercers ; The Shine Trust; GLA ...

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 ...

Who watches the Watchmen?

By Wednesday, March 25, 2015 No tags Permalink

When it comes to ensuring effective Initial Teacher Training (ITT), schools are becoming more responsible for ensuring that new teachers receive a high level of training from skilled mentors and other professionals with whom they have contact thanks to ongoing changes led by the government. All Saints Catholic School is a Roman Catholic comprehensive located in ...

The Power of Hubs! Go Hubs Go!

By Tuesday, February 24, 2015 No tags Permalink

By Susan Crisp from the Greater London Authority I could almost hear the superhero movie music swirling around the London Living Room at City Hall as the heroes and heroines of London’s education debated the merits and problems of working through hub models. Overall the schools and projects at the GLA/London Leadership Strategy conference in January embrace ...