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The Story of London Challenge is launched and available to order

Posted by: LLS
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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...

SEN Leaders – eight principles of working

Posted by: LLS
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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...

Good to Great English and Maths Heads of Department

Posted by: LLS
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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...

Project Officer - SEN Leaders

Posted by: LLS
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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...

SEN: Looking to better futures

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30th March 2015
When I think about the children with SEN I have worked with and my fundamental beliefs about social inclusion and eradicating inequality on society, I wonder what the impact of the SEN reforms on futures will be. I have for many years had this line of thought: 'What is the point in creating...

London Leadership Strategy welcomes funding to support Special Education Needs and Disability provision in schools

Posted by: LLS
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25th March 2015
London Leadership Strategy (LLS), a not for profit organisation run by experienced headteachers to empower schools to take forward school-to-school improvement in London and beyond, has today (25.03.15) welcomed support from the VCS National Prospectus Grant Programme. The grant of £207,000 will...

London Leadership Strategy welcomes funding to support Special Education Needs and Disability provision in schools

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25th March 2015
London Leadership Strategy (LLS), a not for profit organisation run by experienced headteachers to empower schools to take forward school-to-school improvement in London and beyond, has today (25.03.15) welcomed support from the VCS National Prospectus Grant Programme. The grant of £207,000 will...

Ofsted: outstanding rating creates 'false impression' about quality of schools

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11th February 2015
Gary Phillips, headteacher at Lilian Baylis Technology School and LLS Director summarises his speech from yesterday's Westminster Education Forum. I think the new proposals are to be welcomed. In particular it is right that OfSTED align all aspects of education inspection within a common framework...

Utilising hub power to deliver evidence-based professional development

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8th January 2015
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...

Networks to success – the role of school improvement

Posted by: Anita Kerwin-Nye
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20th November 2014
That the role of school-to-school networks was such a big feature at Whole Education’s annual conference was not a surprise – they are after all a national network of over 200 schools recently identified in an Education Select Committee Report as a good example of school-to-school support. What was...

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