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The energy of a school’s ecosystem is there to be harnessed

Richard Lockyer | Jan 22, 2023

The ecosystem within a school and the wider community needs to be effectively managed in order to maximise its potential. In our approach to school improvement we describe how in order to take the correct course of action to bring about improvement, we need to select an activity which takes into account time, place and…

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Impact Case Study: Hayes School 2022

Richard Lockyer | Jan 22, 2023

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Impact Case Study: Ministry of Defence Schools 2022

Richard Lockyer | Jan 22, 2023

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Look further afield for the most effective coaching insights

Richard Lockyer | Jul 12, 2022

When Dame Pat Collarbone searched for a new coach, she was keen to find someone outside of education. Coaching has played a critical part of professional development in England, and its role in school transformation is one that we’ve touched upon numerous times before. In previous articles we have recorded how Dame Pat’s work brought…

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Catching up with Dame Sue John

Richard Lockyer | Jun 25, 2022

Dame Sue John continues to be a driving force in the UK education system, in particular with her continuing work with Challenge Partners It’s no understatement to say it would be difficult to imagine our education system without the input of Dame Sue. The number of roles she has had and continues to hold in…

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Plaudits pour in for education’s finest

Richard Lockyer | Jun 17, 2022

Once again the IOE has come top of the QS World University rankings. For the ninth year in a row, the IOE has been ranked number one for Education in the annual QS World University Rankings by subject. This is quite an achievement for Professor Li Wei, Director and Dean, Institute of Education (IOE), UCL’s Faculty…

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UNESCO calls for a new approach to global learning.

Richard Lockyer | May 17, 2022

Landmark report from the United Nations organisation urges governments to invest more in the future of education. To call the UNESCO ISEE Assessment thorough would be an understatement. This is a piece of work that brings together the thoughts and opinions of more than 300 experts across 45 countries, with a pagination topping 1000 pages….

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These studies in education could influence future policy

Richard Lockyer | May 3, 2022

Two landmark studies examining the future of education have recently emerged, from UNESCO and the UK’s Department of Education. Both draw conclusions that should be analysed in the context of our own approach to educational improvement. The ever-evolving nature of education requires continual evaluation, for the benefit of both students and teachers. Periodically we are…

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Valuing and investing in staff is key to success of new MAT

Julia Ward-Hastelow | Dec 18, 2019

Adopting OLEVI’s coaching ethos and language of learning sees one newly formed MAT, Sharnbrook Academy Federation, develop a growth culture that values CPD for all – taking teaching and learning to new heights.

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Why do we polish fish?

Julia Ward-Hastelow | Dec 2, 2014

Huw Duggan, Head of Teaching School, St Chad’s, tells us how changing the culture of a school is the key to growth and success ‘You may ask who would polish fish? More importantly what a glossy-gill bearing creature has to do with OTP/ ITP and our journey to becoming an OLEVI DOC? But this iridescent,…