Submitted by reallyquiteadmin on 30th July 2015
Following the success of our Going for Great programme for secondary schools, 2015 will see the launch of Going for Great for primary schools – a programme especially designed for schools that are rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted and aspire to, or are on their journey to becoming world class.
Based on a collaborative model, it gives schools the ability to share and build upon outstanding practice and what is currently working well in schools.
The G4G programme aims to:
Submitted by reallyquiteadmin on 2nd July 2015
The London Challenge’s success is having two main, unintended and regrettable consequences.
Submitted by reallyquiteadmin on 26th June 2015
LLS are launching the Going for Great programme for primary schools. Kevin Wyre, Deputy Headteacher of Oaks Park High School, Redbridge, was a participant in the secondary programme and shares his insights for those considering applying to be a part of the programme.
Time: just after 8.00 am
Day: a Thursday in early October 2012
Place: Central Methodist Hall, Westminster
Mission: to boldly go where some Outstanding schools had gone before...(and where some hadn’t).
Submitted by reallyquiteadmin on 19th June 2015
Speaker Michael Payne, Head of Mathematics Faculty, Leventhorpe School, shares his thoughts on assessment in maths.
Assessment is such a powerful tool for a teacher. Whether it be ‘assessment for learning’ in the classroom, verbal feedback to students or diagnostic feedback after a piece of work, all of these play a critical role in developing a student’s knowledge and understanding.
Submitted by reallyquiteadmin on 9th June 2015
No matter whether you were expecting it or not, it can be a bit of a blow to receive a ‘satisfactory’ or ‘requires improvement’ rating after an Ofsted inspection.
When going through the Ofsted report, there may seem like a lot of areas to improve – you’ll be pulled in all sorts of different directions but where do you start?
Help is at hand in the shape of London Leadership Strategy’s (LLS’s) Securing Good programme. It’s designed especially for schools rated ‘satisfactory’ or ‘requires improvement’ but who aspire to a ‘good’ rating.
Submitted by reallyquiteadmin on 2nd June 2015
London schools outperform schools in the rest of England, achieve the highest proportion of students obtaining five good GCSEs and the highest GCSE attainment for pupils from poorer backgrounds.
Although not the only measure of success, London has the highest percentage of schools rated ‘outstanding’ and Ofsted considers the quality of teaching and leadership in London schools to be substantially higher than the national level.
Submitted by reallyquiteadmin on 26th May 2015
The Story of London Challenge is a retrospective on the development of the London Challenge initiative, from its inception in 2003 to its close in 2011 and investigates how, in less than a decade, it managed to achieve the incredible feat of taking London from being the lowest performing region in the country to the highest.
The Story of London Challenge is edited by and includes chapters from the two inspirational pioneers of the London Challenge, Sir Tim Brighouse and London Leadership Strategy’s Chair, Professor David Woods CBE.
Submitted by reallyquiteadmin on 21st May 2015
The London Leadership Strategy recently launched a new programme which will identify schools who need support with their SEND provision and help to embed a focus on SEND into normal school improvement practice.
The SEN Leaders programme takes what we know works in SEND and equips practitioners and other school improvement bodies to review and create effective improvement plans for SEND provision.
Submitted by reallyquiteadmin on 20th May 2015
Programme lead Jo Spencer, Vice Principal of Isaac Newton Academy, tells us a bit about Good to Great and why delegates find it so rewarding.
Going from Good to Great
I’ve been leading the Good to Great (G2G) Heads of Department programme for three years. Over this time we’ve had some inspirational presentations from both English and maths heads of department, as well as subject experts, and I’ve been privileged to meet and work with some fantastic subject leaders.
Submitted by reallyquiteadmin on 18th May 2015
London Leadership Strategy is a not for profit company run by serving headteachers and sitting at the forefront of school -to-school led improvement. LLS came out of the internationally reknowned London Challenge and alongside continuing work in London is helping to spread the legacy of the Challenge across UK and in other countries wanting to learn from London’s success.