Learning lessons on the performance of primary pupils through secondary education from longitudinal data

Southwark Teaching School Alliance and Southwark Council have been working with Mime Consulting to understand how Southwark primary pupils go on to perform in secondary and tertiary education. In this guest blog, Mime Consulting explain what their analysis has shown and how schools, multi-academy trusts and local authorities elsewhere in the country can benefit from […]

A look back at autumn term 2016

With Christmas a mere five days away and the cold starting to bite, it’s hard to believe we were having a late summer heatwave on those first few days of term in September. A lot has happened since then – both in Southwark and the world outside – and, as is traditional at this time […]

So what is Southwark Teaching School Alliance anyway?

After a whirlwind seven weeks as the new Director of Southwark Teaching School Alliance (STSA), half term offers a moment to pause and reflect. The questions at the forefront of my mind were posed recently by a new-to-Southwark headteacher who asked what STSA is and where it fits in the wider Southwark landscape. The answers […]

Journal Club

Journal Club! This week we hosted our first journal club at Charles Dickens Primary School.  We looked at ‘The Relationship Between Student Engagement and Academic Performance: Is it Myth or Reality?’ by Jung-Sook Lee.  The session sparked lots of lively debate as Jemima Rhys Evans (Lead Practitioner at Charles Dickens Primary School) guided us in groups […]

STSA and IOE team up for an innovative new lesson study project

Lesson Study Project – STSA and the IOE On 12th October a group of six schools came together to begin an exciting research project. The project involved taking the lesson study approach to CPD and educational research (which originated in Japan) and applying this in six different schools. What is lesson study? Lesson study is […]