London secondary schools are struggling with a range of challenges; 43 are in special measures and serious weaknesses.
The London Leadership Strategy (LLS) is commissioned by the DCSF and delivered through the National College for School Leadership (NCSL). Six leaders from successful schools (local leaders in education – LLEs) work with four secondary schools to help them improve
LLS introduces its Teaching and Learning programme to help and improve the standard of teaching and learning in London schools
LLS launches its Outstanding Teacher programme, and pilots its Teaching Schools programme in one school (Ravens Wood), to hothouse innovations and showcase excellent teaching and learning practice
LLS has 16 LLEs, eight from secondaries and eight from PRUs and special schools
LLS launches Intensive School Initiative to support the most challenged schools. Turns around a failing school in nine months
LLS pilots its Primary programme to support 30 London primary schools
LLS has 27 secondary school LLEs, 20 primary school LLEs, and eight PRU and special school LLEs, supporting more than 50 London schools
Based on the success of the Intensive School Initiative, NCSL identifies 68 National Leaders of Education (NLEs) – headteachers of successful countrywide schools who work nationally with schools in challenging circumstances to help them improve
LLS launches its Moving to New Headship, Good to Great and Beyond Outstanding programmes, (to help increase the number of outstanding schools in London). Other programmes in LLS’s expanding portfolio include the: Improving Teacher programme, Students Leading Learning programme, Behaviour Immersion programme, Teaching School Immersion programme, Outstanding Facilitation and Project Management
Fifty secondary schools, 24 primary and eight PRU and special school LLEs support more than 250 London schools
LLS launches its support initiative for primary schools designed to impact on 180 primaries. Involves more than 70 LLEs and NLEs
City challenge is launched to include London, Greater Manchester and the Black Country
London schools have improved and continue to improve. Only one secondary school is in special measures and the number of outstanding schools continues to rise
LLS launches the Gaining Ground, Inclusion Support and Sixth Form (VIP) programmes
58% of London pupils achieve 5 A-C inc English and Maths compared to 53.4% nationally. London is the highest region for the sixth year running.
After the summer examinations in 2010, only four London secondary schools (about 1%) now remain below the floor target
Primary schools that have become partners with London Challenge are also improving rapidly, despite the relatively recent start to their programmes. The contextual value-added measures of the participating schools, taken all together, have risen significantly from below average in 2008 to above average in 2010.
Website is launched.
The London Leadership Strategy presents 2011 Its plans to the DfE for working beyond London.
LLS launches its Better Behaviour programme
The London Leadership Strategy is now a fully independent not for profit organisation and was registered as a Limited company on 20th March.
The LLS launches its Successful, Teaching and Learning programme for Primary schools plus a course for facilitators and the Securing Good programme for Secondary schools.