Great Aspirations is more than a series of case studies from Outstanding schools; it is a collection of stories of what can be achieved when school leaders believe in achieving the exceptional. It is the latest in a collection of case studies emanating from the Going For Great programme, run by the London Leadership Strategy. Going for Great supports outstanding schools to learn from each other and in turn support the schools around them. Now in its 9th year, Going for Great has supported 130 schools. Each year, a new cohort contributes a book of case studies documenting innovative, inspiring initiatives in their schools. This book is the 8th in that series. Buy a copy here.
101 Quotable Quotes and more on Teaching
Professor David Woods CBE, former lead Education Advisor of London Schools and Chief Adviser of the London Challenge, and current Chair of London Leadership Strategy, has brought together an inspiring collection of quotes on teaching. The book includes excerpts from books by key educational figures and thinkers such as Sir Tim Brighouse, Doug Lemov and Robert Fried along with popular figures such as olympiad Jessica Ennis Hill and Professor Brian cox .This is the ideal book for anyone in education wanting a handy collection of quotes that they can use, pass on or simply gain encouragement from. Buy a copy here.
Inspiring Greatness is a book of inspiring case studies from Outstanding primary schools, featuring innovative initiatives addressing health, values, peer and individualised assessment, self-initiated learning, leadership, joint practice development, thinking skills and school management. The book came out of the London Leadership Strategy's Going for Great programme, which aims to take Outstanding schools and help them to become world class. Buy a copy here.
101 Quotable Quotes and More on Leadership
David Woods, former lead Education Advisor of London Schools and Chief Adviser of the London Challenge, and current Chair of London Leadership Strategy, has brought together an inspiring collection of quotes on leadership. 101 Quotable Quotes and More on Leadership offers more than 50 pages of motivational and thought-provoking quotes, not just from key educational experts, but academics, business gurus, historical figures and politicians. The book includes excerpts from books by key educational figures and thinkers such as Sir Tim Brighouse, David Pendelton and Adrian Furnham, plus information from the Department for Education and the National College for Leadership. This is the ideal book for anyone in education wanting a handy collection of quotes that they can use, pass on or simply gain encouragement from. Buy a copy here.
Unleashing Greatness is a collection of case studies of great school practice from the sixth cohort of London Leadership Strategy's Going for Great programme, who met during the course of the 2014-15 academic year. Edited by Rachel Macfarlane and Professor David Woods CBE, Unleashing Greatness offers an insight into the special qualities that make great schools - anticipation, innovation, creativity, exceptionality, fierce resolve and striking impact. Buy a copy here.
The Story of London Challenge
The Story of London Challenge is a retrospective on the development of the London Challenge intiative, from its inception in 2003 to its close in 2011 and an investigation into how, in less than a decade, it managed to turn London around from the lowest performing region in the country to the highest. Edited by and including chapters from Sir Tim Brighouse and Professor David Woods CBE, this book delivers a multi-angled perspective of the intiative to give a fully-rounded picture, including further chapters from three London Headteachers - Dame Sue John, Peter White and Dr Vanessa Ogden - and two academics - Dr Sara Bubb and Professor Chris Husbands. Read as a whole for a comprehensive insight into the London Challenge, or 'dip in' to individual chapters to delve into the work of particular groups, such as policy makers. The book is peppered with case studies, quotes and verse to illustrate the processes, successes and the overarching mantra of the London Challenge and its inspiring team of advisers. The Story of London Challenge is ideal for anyone who wants to delve into the history of the Challenge and how it evolved; to know the policies and procedures put in place to secure success; or gain insights into the hypotheses of academics as to why London was able to realise its potential and exceed expectations. Buy a copy here.
Gathering Greatness is a collection of inspiring case studies, demonstrating best practice from 24 Outstanding schools participating in The London Leadership Strategy's Going for Great programme. Edited by Rachel Macfarlane and Professor David Woods CBE, this book demonstrates the diversity of methodology and practice that can, and has been, used by schools across London in order to improve their teaching standards, CPD for staff, overall school performance and more, and ultimately to raise the quality of experience and attainment levels of their pupils. The stories included cover a variety of fascinating topics, from conflict resolution to closing the achievement gap; positive behaviour management to introducing a shared values system; and learning to be resilient to preparing students for the commercial world. Each case study delves into the aims, rationale, context and lessons learned of the schools involved and are enhanced with images, diagrams and graphs to illustrate successes, methodologies and results. Gathering Greatness is ideal for anyone who wants a 'dip in' resource that allows you to identify stories on subjects most pertinent and interesting to you and to gain inspiration and transferrable ideas from schools with an existing record of success. Buy a copy here.