Securing Good: Activity and Impact Report 2015-16


The London Leadership Strategy (LLS) is a not-for-profit organisation run and led by serving Headteachers to transform schools and improve outcomes for children in London and beyond.

LLS programmes are designed around the principle that school improvement is best driven by schools themselves, in a long-term partnership with outstanding schools that can model success and with a cohort of peer schools experiencing similar challenges.

Securing Good is a one-year initiative for schools judged as requiring improvement by Ofsted that has proven to deliver measurable impact.

Each school is assigned dedicated support in the form of a Consultant Head. These collaborations effect sustainable, positive change and the close working partnerships that form often extend well beyond the year. Also provided are three one-day conferences exploring effective strategies for transforming schools.

2015-16 COHORT

Schools secured places on the programme through a mix of self-funding, and support from the National College for Teaching and Leadership, Norfolk Better to Best and Reading Borough Council. LLS also subsidised activities such as Pupil Premium Reviews to ensure schools were fully equipped to accelerate their journey to Good.

14 schools in Greater London, Kent, Berkshire and Norfolk completed the programme. Of these, seven schools - 50% - have already been judged Good. The remaining schools have not yet received an inspection.

Schools attended conferences on 24th November 2015, and 26th January and 21st April 2016.

As well as sessions on the Ofsted framework, delivered by Mark Philips, Senior HMI London, schools heard from LLS Directors Vijita Patel and Jackie Valin about excellence in SEN provision, and Terry Molloy about effective Pupil Premium Reviews. Former HMI Peter Gale shared his thoughts on getting Good at Ofsted. Lakenham Primary and George Mitchell School, both of which went to Good whilst on the programme, gave a school perspective.

Schools appreciated:

“Hearing from HMI about definitions, the framework and presenting evidence”

“Reflective questions at points in presentations gave a chance for Ofsted prep!”

“Talking to Consultant Heads - checking our evaluation of points with an independent person”

 “‘Magpie-ing’ ideas from other schools”

“Atmosphere of support”

“Useful information we could take back, like the SEND Self-Evaluation Template”

Sample activities and impact:

  • Improved differentiation and lesson planning
  • Training on formative assessment
  • Time-efficient marking and feedback
  • New pupil tracking system
  • SEN and pupil premium reviews
  • Tighter performance management and more effective targeting of CPD
  • Reviewed governance and management roles and responsibilities
  • Models of improvement evidence to present to HMI
  • Systems in place to evaluate practice and and sustain improvement.

Here is just some of the positive feedback we have received:

“Briony has been fantastic in supporting us this year. Thanks to her support we are in a much stronger position to achieve Good at our next inspection.”  Jonathan Williams Headteacher, North Wootton Primary
“This has been a really useful programme: the quality of the conferences has been good with useful strategies at presenting evidence of school practise to the inspection team. The chance to see a good school in action was also useful… applying this to our own school priorities has been immensely valuable”.  Helen Wallace, Headteacher, Thameside Primary

Congratulations to all schools and Headteachers for the results they have achieved:

 Supported School


 Supporting School


 Featherby Junior

 Rosemary Wiles

 Sudbourne Primary

 Milan Stevanovic

 Claremont Primary

 Alison Anscomb

 Bandon Hill Primary

 Isabel Ramsay


 St Joseph’s College Croydon GOOD


 David Garrido

 Ursuline High

 Julia Waters


 Underhill School and Children’s Centre  GOOD    


 Jack Newton

 Northside Primary

 Gina Newman

 George Mitchell School GOOD         


 Saeed Hussain

 Bentley Wood High

 Janice Howkins

 Christ’s College Finchley GOOD

 Samson Olusanya

 Southgate School

 Martin Lavelle

 Furze Platt Senior School  


 Tanya White

 Claremont High

 Terry Molloy

 Kelmscott School GOOD

 Lynette Parvez

 Self employed

 Howard Freed

 Thameside Primary, Reading GOOD


 Helen Wallace

 Grazebrook Primary

 Michelle Thomas

 EP Collier, Reading (previously judged  GOOD)


 Justine McMinn

 Sir William Burrough  Primary

 Avril Newman

 St Mary’s CE Junior, Norfolk

 Alison Cullum

 Wyvil Primary  Federation

 Christopher Toye


 Lakenham Primary, Norfolk GOOD

 Oriana Dalton

 St Mary’s C of E  Primary

 Mel Adams

 Toftwood Junior, Norfolk

 Robin Turner

 Avenue Primary

 Alex Clarke

 North Wootton Primary School,  Norfolk

 Jonathan Williams

 Hawksmoor Primary

 Briony Brammer


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