BLC start of the new academic year

The BLC has had a busy start to the new year, beginning with excellent news regarding Ofsted inspection results for some of our schools that were visited in the last few weeks of the summer term: Stockwell Primary and Children’s Centre and Effra Nursery and Early Years Centre were both rated ‘Good’ and Hill Mead Primary as ‘Outstanding’. This week the Heads of the cluster have met and are starting to visit each other’s settings in smaller working party group, with a view to sharing a greater understanding of what is creating the best learning cultures in our schools. We have 2 cross-cluster projects this term focussing on using Photography to support Maths learning in KS2 and a project in partnership with the Black Cultural Archives exploring Georgian history and the lives of black people in Georgian London, through poetry writing and art. These projects have been generously funded by Walcot Foundation, Clore Poetry and Literature Awards and Ernest Cook Trust. This term, teachers across the cluster will continue to work in subject area groups, on defined topics and tasks. Their findings will appear on the blog in due course. We look forward to a productive year of working together.