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Professional Development and Professionalism: The symbolic role of CPD -
By Laura McInerney In the third in our week of blogs picking apart ‘the London Story’ Laura explores the role of CPD and argues it helped teachers feel valued and united. It’s very fashionable at the moment to bemoan CPD for teachers. For anyone who's ever sat in an INSET session, it’s easy to do. There are always interminable post-it note activities, inevitable Ofsted chat,...
Show me the money: Was London’s success all about extra funding? -
By Loic Menzies – LKMco Director In the second in our week of blogs picking apart ‘the London Story’ I explore the role of London’s funding advantage. In 2010-11, average revenue income per pupil in London’s secondary schools was £7,687. In the rest of the South-East it was £6,125 (based on the DfE’s CFR LA outrun statements – which exclude academies). Is it therefore any...
More than the sum of its parts: How London’s boroughs helped drive success -
By Loic Menzies- LKMco Director   This is the first in a series of blogs we will be publishing this week exploring some of the themes to emerge from our Centre for London/CfBT Report, Lessons from London Schools   London is not just a city, it is a region divided into 33 boroughs. Every borough has had a different school improvement trajectory and it is...
London Schools Now we have a full(er) picture… -
By Loic Menzies – LKMco Director As David Laws put it last night, you wait for years for some research on a critical question and then, like with buses, it all comes at once: In recent years the apparent success of London’s schools has been considered one of the biggest puzzles in English education but this week has seen big developments in our understanding of what has...

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