London plays host to a powerhouse of education events this week

Date of press release: 
20th November 2014

London Leadership Strategy (LLS), a not for profit organisation run by heads to empower schools to take forward school-to-school improvement in London and beyond, is involved in a number of education events taking place this week.

These events include:

Whole Education’s 4th Annual Conference - (19-20th) entitled ‘Global and Local Education:

Meeting today’s needs and tomorrow’s aspirations’, taking a global tour of forward-thinking education jurisdictions before zooming into the UK context.

CfBT Education Trust

Invite only seminar (20th) debating ‘Why London schools have been so successful over the past 10 years and what lessons we can learn.’ Professor David Woods, LLS Chair and former lead adviser for London Challenge and Dame Sue John, Director of Secondary for LLS and Headteacher at Lampton Academy are taking part in this debate.

Mayor’s Event for Education (22nd)

Bringing together London school leaders with international experts. Dame Sue John and Rachel Macfarlane, Principal at Isaac Newton Academy and LLS Programme Director, are set to take part in the debates. Lampton Academy will feature in a film that is showcased at the event and in the evening, memberships of the London Schools Gold Club will be awarded. This scheme has been supported by David Bartram, LLS SEN Director, in his role as a member of the expert advisory panel.

LLS Securing Good ‘Quality of Teaching’ conference

The Mayor’s Event for Education is taking place on the same day as the LLS Securing Good ‘Quality of Teaching’ conference. 13 secondary schools and 11 primary schools will come together with LLS Directors and 22 consultant Headteachers to look at using a range of evidence to evaluate teaching and learning and take part in lesson observations.
[quote author="- Anita Kerwin-Nye, Managing Director of LLS"]Every year hundreds of primary and secondary schools access structured programmes of support from the LLS. Born of the London Challenge, LLS is built on the belief that school improvement should be led and driven by schools and we have led on models that schools can purchase. This includes our successful brokering schools model with National Leaders of Education (NLE) and other system experts.

Our broader mission allows us to offer any school the opportunity to join our network for free, enabling them to tap into information and collective expertise.

Our work ensures that funding is kept within the school system, helping to build capacity and ensuring a significant amount of LLS funding runs back in to the schools that we work with. We believe that collaboration within and between schools, and with other expert partners, parents and young people themselves, transforms education.[/quote]

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