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Co-Headship: The Future Solution to School Leadership

Posted by: LLS
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18th July 2016
With an undeterred conviction, we strongly believe that there are far-reaching benefits to a Co-Headship model as it is a partnership, which binds the expertise of two reputable leaders that have the potency to rival any traditional model of Headship. The synergy of two Headteachers permits the...

What Does It Take to be a London Leader Now?

Posted by: LLS
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12th July 2016
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...

9 Pillars of an Outstanding Department

Posted by: LLS
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2nd June 2016
Mark Enser is a Geography teacher and Head of Department. He blogs at https://teachreal.wordpress.com/. Here, he reflects on the '9 Pillars of an Outstanding Department', inspired by the '9 Pillars of Greatness' identified by London Leadership Strategy's Rachel Macfarlane: I am currently enjoying...

London Leadership Strategy’s Securing Good programme

Posted by: LLS
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30th July 2015
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...

Introducing Going for Great for primary schools

Posted by: LLS
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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...

Mitigating the consequences of the London Challenge

Posted by: Tim Brighouse
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2nd July 2015
The London Challenge’s success is having two main, unintended and regrettable consequences.  Firstly, once schools scores in London became on every measure better than those elsewhere, politicians’ concerns about prioritising schools’ evaporated. Politicians and journalists live in London and what...

Going for Great – an insight into the programme

Posted by: LLS
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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 amDay: a...

Good to Great English and Maths Heads of Department

Posted by: LLS
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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,...

Five reasons to join our Securing Good programme

Posted by: LLS
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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...

SEN Leaders – why it’s so important and what’s happened so far

Posted by: LLS
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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 ‘...

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