Providing a world-class education for London: Mayors Event for Education unites school leaders

Date of press release: 
22nd November 2013

Representatives from 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, today (22nd November) join other school leaders and international experts at the Mayors Event for Education today at City Hall.

The event is bringing educators together to discuss how all young Londoners can be supported to compete with the outstanding talent London attracts from around the world.

Dame Sue John, LLS Secondary Director and Headteacher at Lampton Academy, and Rachel Macfarlane, LLS Programme Director and Principal of Isaac Newton Academy, will play key roles responding to speakers and taking part in panel debates at the event.

The range of high profile speakers include Joel Klein, Chief Executive Officer, Amplify and former New York Education Commissioner; Andreas Schleicher, Deputy Director for Education and Skills at OECD and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the OECD’s Secretary-General alongside Michael Gove, Education Secretary and the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.

The day will address priorities from the Mayor’s Education Inquiry and draw on the GLA Education Programme to promote excellent teaching, including the London Schools Excellence Fund. Lampton Academy, a DfE Outstanding Academy and Teaching School, will feature in a film being showcased at the event.

In the evening, membership will be awarded to schools involved in the London Schools Gold Club – a scheme that identifies exceptional London schools that are exceeding against the odds. David Bartram, LLS' SEN Director, has supported this scheme as a member of the expert advisory panel.

The Mayor’s Event is taking place on the same day as the LLS Securing Good  ‘Quality of Teaching’ conference.

Over 40 educators from secondary and primary schools have come together with LLS Directors and 22 consultant Headteachers to look at using a range of evidence to evaluate teaching.

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