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Lessons from London schools: Investigating the success

Baars, S; Bernardes, E; Elwick, AR; Malortie, A; McAleavy, T; McInerney, L; Menzies, L; + view all (2014) Lessons from London schools: Investigating the success. (Centre for London ). CfBT Education Trust: Reading, UK.

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Informed commentators both in the UK and internationally increasingly reference the remarkable improvement journey of London’s schools since the turn of the century. If the claims made for educational improvement in London are true they represent an important case study in urban school reform. There is a need, therefore, for an investigation of the nature and possible causes of the changes in London’s schools. AIMS: This research seeks to investigate the claim that London schools have improved dramatically since 2000. We have reviewed the evidence of transformational change and explored possible reasons for the development in London’s schools. The project was guided by three questions: (1) Is the success of London’s schools as real as has been suggested? (2) If the success is real, in what ways have schools improved and for what reasons? (3) What can we learn for the future of school improvement, for London and beyond? The resulting report provides readers – such as teachers, school leaders and policymakers – with a detailed review of what has happened across London. It provides a comprehensive synthesis of previous evaluations of the London schools’ journey and of the distinctive elements which are perceived as contributing to improvement. Most importantly, it draws conclusions intended to inform current debates on educational policy reform in a very practical sense, providing an agenda for action.

Type: Report
Title: Lessons from London schools: Investigating the success
ISBN-13: 978-1-909437-50-0
Publisher version: https://www.centreforlondon.org/wp-content/uploads...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10065453
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