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Coaching: Developing Master Coaches, a case study

Richard Lockyer | Jan 25, 2023

A new initiative from our partners in Canada led by Amy Curry has involved the roll-out of Master Coaches, who oversee coaching development in schools. The educational system in the Western Quebec School Board (WQSB) is underpinned by mentor-coaches, who are working with their colleagues throughout the Board’s schools. Thanks to a new raft of funding,…


Gongs galore as we welcome in 2023

Richard Lockyer | Jan 3, 2023

The plaudits have been pouring in from across our collaborative learning community as the hard work of our colleagues is recognised and rewarded. The celebrations are done for another year, the decorations packed away and our colleagues are getting back into the swing of things for another year.  There is still time for another toast,…


As we reach our 150th entry, we are way down the road

Richard Lockyer | Dec 12, 2022

Every now and then it can be a good idea to sit back and take stock of what you have achieved and this, the 150th entry in this journal, is one of those times. Over the course of the preceding 149 articles, we have written more than 150,000 words. To give it a bit of…


OLEVI’s New DR ICE Programme

Richard Lockyer | Oct 21, 2022

First Programme: 30th November 3.30pm-5.30pm


Regional variations expose attainment gap

Richard Lockyer | Oct 10, 2022

There remains a huge disparity in achievement according to the location of schools, something the pandemic brought into stark relief. In a recent article we celebrated the success of our granddaughter and her friend’s excellent GCSE results. Their results were some of the best achieved in England.  Fortunately for her she goes to one of…


Remembering Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

Richard Lockyer | Sep 9, 2022

For 70 years our monarch ruled with charm, poise and grace. Queen Elizabeth II reigned with dignity, often under the most intense pressure. She is someone we should all be inspired by. We were saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.  She has been a constant throughout most of our…


Something to shout about

Richard Lockyer | Sep 1, 2022

Students across the UK have been anticipating the release of their GCSE results, a moment they have been working towards for years As one gets older it is easy to forget the significance that public examination results have for those who take them and for those who care for them. Thursday August 25 in England…


Plenty to discuss as we make a return to class

Richard Lockyer | Aug 26, 2022

While we’ve all been enjoying our summer break and the exceptional weather that has accompanied it, the world keeps turning, leaving us with a few things to consider as we pack our bags for the start of term. As I write, our friends in Canada are back at their desks. Mike Dubeau and his leadership…


Now we relax, for a few weeks at least

Richard Lockyer | Jul 22, 2022

The last schools have shut their doors for summer, and we can look forward to a few weeks to gather our thoughts, says OLEVI’s Chair, Professor Sir George Berwick. That’s another school year in the rear view for all of us now the United Kingdom has signed off, joining many of you who have already…


Global update: Political fallout will reach education

Richard Lockyer | Jul 19, 2022

Change, as they say, is inevitable. But as we go through power shifts at the highest tiers of government, we owe it to our children to ensure this doesn’t adversely impact their education. It is interesting to note that the changes to the leadership and correspondingly the policy of the governments in the countries in…


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…


Global update: Priorities shift to ensuring the best performance

Richard Lockyer | Jun 20, 2022

Heading into the summer term, staff development and quality of teaching are again the focus of attention Now we’re on the other side of the half-term break, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee a hazy memory, our colleagues from Canada, England and Sweden have a clear path to progress delivery and quality of education in their regions….