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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 ‘...

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...

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