great start to working together this term at BLC

Its been a busy first few weeks of term at BLC with projects starting up, training and teacher meetings.

Our Headteachers met in the first week of term, sharing the great work they have planned for their school communities this year. Whilst there is no doubt there are challenging times ahead for our schools, what shone through was the wealth of expertise and skills in our cluster from our leadership teams that find solutions to make sure our children and young people thrive in our community.

Our steering group of Deputy Heads met up at the South Bank Centre this week, where in addition to their agenda of actions for the cluster, they toured the South Bank site and signed up for opportunities for staff and pupils in Music, Literature and Art on offer to Lambeth schools. Our growing partnership with South Bank Centre is benefitting many children in our area.

We have also already done training for our second year of our Confident Creators programme and there are now some excellent examples of our schools embedding the arts into the curriculum and using the arts to develop a growth mindset in pupils.

Our Science Leads have met and planned a busy year of training, support and events in Science and in particular in Physics, to support teaching and learning. We are grateful to the Ogden Trust for their funding as we begin a 4 year partnership with them.

In the next few weeks we are planning cross-cluster year group teacher meetings, a girls football tournament in partnership with The Black Prince Trust and Girls United FA and a new research project starting up with the Laurel Trust. More news on the blog to follow!