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December 2012 LCLL Membership

Dear colleagues, ‘The best CPD is based on collaboration, enquiry-based research, coaching and mentoring and reflective practice.’ Michael Gove MP, 19th September 2012 We would agree, and go one further and say that the best CPD is also focused on the difference it makes. How do we really know that this takes place? We specialise in supporting effective professional and leadership development that has an impact. We have much to interest and support you in this agenda and we look forward to seeing you soon at one of our forthcoming events and programmes. Do remember our Annual lecture in April 2013, led by the renowned Professor Viviane Robinson. Places are filling fast so do book as soon as you can. It’s been a busy term hasn’t it! On behalf of everyone at LCLL, we wish you a festive and relaxing Christmas and a happy New Year.

Vivienne Porritt Executive Director, LCLL ______________________________________________________

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Learn more about LCLL membership. Members benefit from the opportunity to pilot innovative programmes, have access to a members only area on our website where presentations and materials from events are posted and FREE and reduced rates for our events. Do take a look; it’s easy to book your place.

Winter events We offer professional development and a learning community for leaders and colleagues in education through our informal Hot Topic events, seminars and lectures. Click here for LCLL events information.

Next events for your diaries: 21st Century tools for teaching and learning Tom Preskett, LCLL Friday 14th December 9.30am - 3.30pm £150.00; £135.00 for members Download: Booking form (pdf) | Flyer (pdf) Leading transformational change - Hot Topic Sue Hellman, LCLL Thursday 24th January 5.00pm - 7.00pm £40.00; free for members Download: Booking form (pdf) | Flyer (pdf) Performance management Carol Taylor, LCLL Wednesday 30th January 1.30pm - 4.30pm £70.00; £60.00 for members Download: Booking form (pdf) | Flyer (pdf)

We are delighted to say the IOE received an excellent overall Workplace well-being satisfaction rate of 91% in the 2012 National Student Survey, putting Domini Bingham, LCLL us in the top 10 nationally. Tuesday 12th February 5.00pm - 7.00pm Do visit our IOE London blog. It carries views, news and thought pieces from IOE academics, practitioners and occasional guest writers, and is a key way for you to engage with policy, practice and debate click here.

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£40.00; £35.00 for members Download: Booking form (pdf) | Flyer (pdf)

International Use this link for information about all our international leadership activity. Contact c.to@ioe.ac.uk


Do you aspire to being a school leader? NPQH at IOE: Leadership CoLab

Cohort 1 of the new NPQH started in November 2012 with 194 participants choosing to work with IOE! The next application round for Cohort 2 is now open with a deadline for submission of applications of 29 January. National College leadership development programmes. Click for information and online application form Contact: Jenny Francis leadershipcolab@ioe.ac.uk IOE: Leadership CoLab is delighted to be offering National College qualifications for middle (NPQML) and senior leaders (NPQSL) in 3 regions – London, South East and East regions. The programmes start in February 2013 and information and an application form is here. If you require further advice, please email Annette Beard at leadershipcolab@ioe.ac.uk Exploring the potential of new technology – using ipads in education settings A common problem faced by education institutions is making best use of new technology. Teachers and school leaders need support, time and space to explore the potential of any device or software for teaching and learning. When this doesn’t happen the result can be as highlighted in this BBC article. We are committed to offering solutions. This year we are offering what has proved to be a very popular workshop, Using ipads in education settings (new dates added). It is designed to help you make sense of this new popular tablet device arriving in increasing numbers in education institutions. Each participant has an ipad to practise using on the day, and this workshop helps you to see for yourself the potential of the tablet device. Award winning leadership Attending our ‘Developing Leaders’ programme had a real impact on the leadership skills of Anju Shah, a teacher from Mapledown Primary School in Barnet. Her Senior Leadership Team nominated her and she was awarded a Jack Petchey ‘Outstanding Leader Award. ’ ‘The programme has provided me with a ‘vital tool bag’ and given me both the skills and confidence to interrogate reality, provoke learning and enrich relationships. It’s enabled me to tackle the toughest challenges and trust my instincts! ’ says Anju. Congratulations to Anju on her achievement. Are you a middle leader with 2+ year’s experience? Why not let our Developing Leaders’ programme help improve your practice? Run over two terms, the programme cost is £540 per participant. The next cohort starts in January 2013 – for more information and to register go to Developing Leaders or contact Maggie Woods

The International Office and Marketing have produced an online interactive brochure aimed primarily at international students, but which can be used to inform prospective students at home too. Linköping Sweden LCLL welcomed 25 headteachers from Linköping, Sweden to take part in a special Widening Leadership programme here at the IOE. Evaluations from participants show the programme is having a real impact in schools. Kärna Skola, one of the headteachers, said “I learnt more and thought more about my leadership in three days than I have done for years”. We can run Widening Leadership in your school, LA and groups of schools. For more information follow this link, Widening Leadership or contact Maggie Woods

Publications update New The School Leader's Toolkit - Practical Strategies for Leading and Managing, edited by Mary Dawe, Sage, November, 2012. With chapters by LCLL colleagues this is a practical guide to school leadership, offering strategies for improvement and guidance on good practice. Paperback £24.99. For a limited time get 10% off the price of this book at the IOE John Smith Bookshop online or in person. 'With discussions of key areas such as leading change, managing staff performance and development, finance and wellbeing, this engaging and very practical book shows how leadership and management should 'work' to help meet the challenge of raising pupil achievement'. Professor Peter Earley, LCLL, Institute of Education

Research Update School Inspections; Studying the impact of school inspection on improvement of schools in eight European countries Dr. Melanie Ehren recently joined the LCLL and leads a European project to study the impact of school inspections on school improvement. The project runs for a total of three and a half years (January 2011-July 2014); each year principals in primary and secondary education, in eight participating countries, are asked to participate in an online survey. The results of the first year of data collection are featured on the project’s website: www.schoolinspections.eu; Contact: m.ehren@ioe.ac.uk Young global city leaders: Building an evidence base in London, New York and Toronto to


NEW MA Inspection and Regulation (distance learning) recruiting NOW! Ofsted is raising the bar for school inspections – are you ready? Our flexible programme, offered as a PG Certificate or full MA has been developed with OFSTED and is only offered at the IOE. It will develop your reflective capacities to connect self knowledge and understanding to the changing demands of the inspection systems and contexts in your own country. Next intake starts April 2013. See revised OFSTED requirements for schools here. Click here for info! Contact: a.williams@ioe.ac.uk MBA Educational Leadership (International) Read a recent Financial Times article Teachers get ahead of the class. Find out how doing an MBA at the IOE can support you in an increasingly complex landscape. You still have time to apply for the next start date of January 2013 and applications need to be in by mid December. Click here for more info! Contact a.williams@ioe.ac.uk Applied Educational Leadership and Management (distance learning) MA Study with an international cohort with our flexible online masters. Contact : i.bowditch@ ioe.ac.uk Click here for info!

support the next generation of school leadership innovation The LCLL is conducting a three-year international research study into generational leader differences. Dr Karen Edge leads the research. Read this article on the work so far on Generation Gaps - Examining the difference between Boom, X and Y in the workplace Read Karen’s blog post here http://ioelondonblog.wordpress.com/ Contact k.edge@ioe.ac.uk National College R&D project –Teaching Schools leading the way In partnership with Sheffield Hallam University, the IOE and LCLL are leading a three year project supporting teaching schools in research into two of the National College research and development (R&D) themes: ‘What makes great pedagogy?’ and ‘What makes great professional development that leads to consistently great pedagogy?’ The project will share what works through peer-to-peer support and learning and create a self-improving system able to develop and lead the teaching profession to become more enquiry-focused. If you are a TS and want to get involved with this project contact the National College. You can find further information on the R&D pages www.nationalcollege.org.uk This project includes a literature review:

Resources Developing the next generation of black and global majority leaders for London schools’ publishing 2013. A forthcoming article by Rosemary Campbell-Stephens and Lauri Johnson discusses views of black and ethnic minority school leaders about the Investing in Diversity programme. This is a black-led leadership development programme developed in 2004 at the LCLL to address the underrepresentation of black leaders in London schools. Major themes are identified from interviews with black and South Asian women graduates of the programme and recommendations made for leadership development strategies to help aspiring and current black and global majority headteachers ‘bring who they are’ to their leadership. Read this article in Journal of Educational Administration, Vol. 51 Issue: 1. Click here for article Contact Margaret Turner if you are interested in the Investing in Diversity programme. The role of middle leaders in closing the gap This article by the IPPR on attainment, points to the difference middle leaders can make. Click here for article For a more detailed version click on this link For information on developing your middle leaders see the LCLL’s suite of programmes. Read Denis Mongon’s article ‘Beyond the Gates’ in Teach Primary’s

Great professional development which leads to great pedagogy: nine claims from research Louise Stoll, Alma Harris and Graham Handscomb The need to consider both great and consistently effective professional learning is at the core of this literature review. It provides evidence of the impact of professional learning and development on pupil and teacher learning, which in turn, directly support school improvement. Our review of the literature, based on these considerations, has led to nine claims from the research. Although these are articulated separately, in reality they are frequently connected. This review was commissioned by the National College to support IOE’s research project with Teaching Schools. Click here for more info! Contact: l.stoll@ioe.ac.uk Review of School Leadership Landscape, National College (2011-2012) The National College for School Leadership commissioned LCLL to undertake a research review of school leadership in England. In particular, to find out how school leaders across different phases and contexts are responding to the changes underway across the education system and the challenges (and opportunities) these present for leadership and leadership


September issue 6.6. (pages 77-8), where he writes about his recent publication, School Leadership for Public Value. School Leadership for Public Value: Understanding valuable outcomes for children, families and communities by Denis Mongon, Visiting Professorial Fellow, LCLL and Charles Leadbeater, April 2012, IOE Press. Click here for more info!

development. The project's findings will be reported this Winter. Click here for info! You can explore implications of these findings at our seminar The leadership th landscape on 19 June 2013.

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