London Centre for Leadership in Learning
The UK’s largest Higher Education centre for research, development and teaching in educational leadership, innovation and impact.
Interim Director: Dr Trevor Male
We have over 50 members of staff offering expertise across a range of leadership fields.
Partnership, public engagement and impact
We have a strong commitment to partnership, public engagement and impact in all that we do and we are pleased to lead IOE-wide initiatives in this area such as the IOE Research and Development Network.
- Develop criticality: build evidence-based, theory-informed and innovative approaches to policy and practice.
- Deepen learning: broaden perspectives and forge connections between theory, policy and practice.
- Nurture collaboration: encourage shared thinking within and between communities of learners.
- Activate knowledge: develop and mobilise knowledge and understanding within organisations and systems.
- Enhance equity: promote understanding about, and action around, equity and social justice.
- Our staff
Trevor Male, Programme Leader, MBA Educational Leadership
LCLL Senior Management Group
Chris Brown, Senior Lecturer and Academic Head of Research, Consultancy and Knowledge Transfer (AHRCKT)
Gill Eaton, Research Consultancy and Knowledge Transfer Coordinator
Jonathan Dale, Programme Director, International Leadership Development
Karen Edge, Reader in Educational Leadership
Sue Hellman, Director of UK Consultancy and Knowledge Transfer
Toby Greany, Vice-Dean Enterprise / Professor of Leadership and Innovation
Vivienne Porritt, Director for School Partnerships
Trevor Male, LCLL Interim Director / Programme Leader, MBA Educational Leadership
Research, teaching and consultancy staff
Annette Beard, Programme Leader, Leadership Curriculum (NPQML and NPQSL) and LCLL Leadership Suite Programmes
Carol Taylor, Bespoke Programme Leader
David Godfrey, Research Officer
Domini Bingham - Academic Tutor and Researcher
Peter Earley, Professor of Educational Leadership and Management.
Melanie Ehren, Programme Leader, MA Evaluation, Inspection and Educational Improvement
Jenny Francis, Strategic Lead, Leadership Curriculum and New Headship Programme
Joanne Waterhouse, Programme Leader, MA Leadership
Jonathan Block, International Education Leadership Consultant
Joyce Matthews, International Education Leadership Consultant
Karen Spence-Thomas, Bespoke Programme Leader and Co-Lead IOE R&D Network
Kathryn Riley, Professor of Urban Education
Kim Leathem, Programme Leader, Bespoke Projects
Liz Wood, Programme Leader, MA Applied Educational Leadership and Management
Louise Stoll, Professor in Professional Learning
Max Coates, Senior Lecturer, MA Leadership
Rob Higham, Senior Lecturer, Departmental Postgraduate Tutor
Robin Attfield, International Education Leadership Consultant
Samrah Rizvi, Project Manager, International Leadership Development
Sarah Seleznyov, Bespoke Programme Leader
Sonia Blandford, Chair of Education and Social Enterprise
Sveta Mayer, Programme Leader, MA Leadership Teach First
Tracey Allen, Senior Lecturer
Administrative and Business Support Team
Alison Slade, Programme Administrator
André Beck, Finance Administrator for Leadership Curriculum
Claire Phillips, Research and Consultancy Administrator
Claude Romero, Events Administrator for Leadership Curriculum
Claudia Turbet-Delof, Senior Events Administrator for Leadership Curriculum
Gopal Sharma, Learning Technologist
Hilary Barton, Administration Manager for Leadership Curriculum
Jayne Farnworth, MA Leadership (Teach First) Administrator
Jennifer Ishiodu, LCLL Finance Officer, PHD and RCKT Administrator
Maggie Woods, Early Leadership/Developing Middle Leaders/Widening Leadership
Margaret Turner, Membership and Events
Maria Delcuratolo, Programme Administrator for Leadership Curriculum
Marie Uri, Assistant Programme Administrator
Mike Beaton, Senior Administrator for Leadership Curriculum
Monika Robak, PA to Director of the Centre
Rhoda Furniss, Research and Consultancy Administrator
Richard Palmer, Programme Service Coordinator
Samina Miah, Programme Administrator for Leadership Curriculum
Tim Lancaster, Programme Administrator
Find more about our researchers, publications, activities, groups and themes: UCL Research Portal, IRIS
- Graduate Research
The IOE was ranked number one in the world for Education for the fourth year running in the World QS University Rankings 2017, so it is the perfect place to study for a PhD or EdD in educational leadership.
Doctoral students based in LCLL study various aspects of leadership and gain an excellent grounding in research design and methodology, selecting from the IOE’s wide range of specialist programmes. They receive supervision from LCLL’s academic team to support their personal research.
- Masters in Leadership
Our flexible MA and MBA programmes draw on the extensive knowledge and research base of the UCL Institute of Education and are taught by leading experts in the field.
They enable leaders and managers from education and wider sectors to reflect on leadership theory and evidence and to relate this to their own practice, helping them become effective leaders of learning and change. Participants have opportunities to network with and learn from other professionals from a variety of settings.
• MA Leadership
• MBA Educational Leadership (International)
• MA Applied Educational Leadership and Management (online)
• MA Evaluation, Inspection and Educational Improvement (online)
We design and deliver bespoke masters degrees tailored to our clients’ context, such as the MA in Evaluation, Inspection and Educational Improvement, an online masters degree aimed at school inspectors that was originally developed in collaboration with Ofsted. Similarly, we have run a bespoke version of the Masters in Leadership for the Harris federation Multi-Academy Trust over several years.
- Leadership Development programmes
Leadership Development Programmes for Individuals and Organisations
Our leadership development provision offers inspiration and challenge to leaders at every stage of their career and supports learning at all levels across your organisation.
LCLL Leadership programmes for every stage of your career
These six-month professional programmes include three face-to-face leadership days and a final learning conversation and celebration twilight. There is an option to use the programmes to gain 30 M level credits towards an MA.
- Early Leadership for new or aspiring leaders.
- Developing Middle Leaders for those with some experience as middle leaders.
- Widening Leadership for those aspiring to or in a senior leadership role.
- System Leadership In late 2016 we launched an executive leadership programme for senior teams in medium-sized Multi-Academy Trusts, working with Deloitte.
- Leadership 360 Diagnostic LCLL are able to offer bespoke 360 Diagnostic surveys tailored to the individual needs of your organisation. Through competencies designed by national experts, the 360 benchmarks individuals’ progress on their leadership journey by gathering feedback from line managers, peers and those who you line manage.
- Professional Development Quality Mark This framework supports leaders in educational organisations to develop and improve the strategic leadership of professional development. This audit tool enables schools to evaluate the quality of their professional development approaches and to identify ways to improve further. We offer external verification for the Quality Mark Awards.
- Masters Accreditation We offer the option for delegates on many of our programmes to opt in to the Independent Study Module (ISM) which provides an opportunity to gain Masters level accreditation for their learning and the development of their leadership skills. The ISM attracts 30 credits towards one of our Masters degrees, for example the MA Leadership or MBA (Educational Leadership).
LCLL programmes that support individual and organisational learning
- Leadership of professional development: enables you to relate what the research says about great professional learning to your own context, so you can evaluate the difference it makes to teacher effectiveness and student outcomes.
- Leading learning: developing as a lead practitioner will enable you to apply research about great teaching and learning to your context, so you can develop practical strategies to support, stretch and challenge colleagues and evaluate the impact you have on teacher practice and pupil learning.
- Improving performance management: improving learning explores the LCLL approach to performance management which is motivating and engaging for staff and ensures that evidence of impact is robust and meaningful.
- Head of year: getting the best from your team for secondary heads of year explores how to develop and empower form tutors and year teams, so you can support students effectively and maximise achievement.
- Foundations for successful coaching: helps you to develop your coaching skills to support change and improve learning and performance.
Leading evidence-informed practice for improvement
- Leading R&D in schools helps you find and critique research and evidence related to your school’s context and lead learning-focused, school-based enquiries. Membership of the IOE’s R&D schools network is included in the programme.
- Leading lesson study across schools supports you to develop the knowledge and skills to lead research-focused lesson study within and beyond your school. We provide you with tools to lead and evaluate the lesson study process, ensuring the process has maximum impact on teachers and pupils. You can also access termly lesson study network seminars.
- Research learning communities (RLCs) Building on the findings of an Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) research project, we work with you to develop an RLC in your school or across a group of schools. This powerful approach brings together senior leaders and ‘research champions’ to develop innovative, research-informed approaches to improve teaching and learning.
- National Professional Qualifications
The IOE, together with outstanding Teaching Schools and their partners, has formed a dynamic collaboration - Leadership CoLab – to offer the National Professional Qualifications. The curriculum is structured around four levels that reflect the different stages in a leader’s professional development and career.
• NPQEL: Executive Leadership, leading across several schools
• NPQH: Headship, leading a school
• NPQSL: Senior Leadership, leading across a school
• NPQSL: Middle Leadership, leading a team
• Exploring Headship: an extension of the National Professional Qualifications. This programme is based around a series of face-to-face sessions, facilitated events and one-to-one coaching for newly appointed headteachers in their first year of headship.
- Bespoke Leadership Development
We work with you to co-design individual projects and bespoke leadership programmes to meet the specific needs and contexts of your educational organisation, using evidence-based approaches and tools to improve learning and outcomes for pupils, practitioners and leaders.
Examples of recent projects
NQT and NQT+1 Primary Partnership Programmes in Newham
In partnership with three teaching schools in Newham, we designed an NQT and NQT+1 bespoke programme to support NQTs and teachers in their second and third year of teaching.
Both programmes are based on core modules which are studied in depth over a four-week cycle. The programmes provide opportunities for teachers to improve and embed their classroom practice through a blend of interactive sessions, reading, reflection, action research, case studies and observing learning and teaching. They are informed by national and international research and innovative local practice to enable teachers to show impact in their classrooms. All sessions are facilitated by current lead practitioners based in Newham schools alongside established experts in their field from UCL Institute of Education.
The Field Federation, Enfield
Implementing a federation-wide approach to collaborative classroom-based enquiry. We co-designed and facilitated a programme to structure and support collaborative enquiry across two schools in the federation. The enquiry foci stemmed from seven school improvement priorities. UCL Institute of Education consultants developed the skills of SLT members to serve as enquiry facilitators within and across schools.
The project aims were to: improve the effectiveness of PD; develop teachers as critically reflective practitioners and increase their professional autonomy; create a learning environment that reflects research-informed best practice in professional development.
Seven Kings Teaching School Alliance
Making a difference through collaborative enquiry – a programme for teachers in their third year of teaching. The primary aim of this programme was to enable teachers to work collaboratively to review, develop and extend their practice in new and innovative ways. We designed and facilitated five workshops throughout the year to: establish small research learning communities with a shared focus area; build skills in enquiry research; support teachers to access ‘what’s known’ about ‘what works’; share findings with others within and across schools so changed practice is sustained.
Topics investigated included:
- Does ’Drop Everything and Read’ have an impact on students’ enjoyment of reading?
- How can we engage disaffected learners?
- Strategies for increasing A and A* grades in science
- Does ‘talk for maths’ impact on pupil learning and attitudes at KS2?
Connecting Knowledge project
The Rosendale Connecting Knowledge project introduced lesson study as a professional development approach to a group of schools in Lambeth, with a view to developing teacher-practitioners with the skills to lead lesson study.
The project involved lesson study projects within schools being facilitated by teacher-practitioners from neighbouring schools and a series of ‘open house’ research lessons, where lessons about effective teaching and learning were shared with a broader audience from beyond the school.
- Global Reach
As a global centre of expertise, we provide a diverse and varied international consultancy and professional development offer. We work extensively with international schools in many locations. We also support governments of other countries in the development of education systems, working with ministries to provide professional learning and development for school leaders including Executives and Principals.
Examples of LCLL’s international work
North-South school partnership impact assessment
This large-scale research project, involving 1600+ schools across all four countries of the UK, five countries in Africa (Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa and Tanzania) and three countries in Asia (India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka), was funded by the Department for International Development (DFID). It explored the impact of partnerships on schools and the intended and unintended outcomes for learners, teachers, schools and communities. The research included a focus on exploring partnerships that have made student-focused learning a central feature. The research identified factors contributing to high momentum partnerships, and offered recommendations for teachers and leaders, supporting organisations and policymakers to enhance partnership influence.
Qatar, Professional Development Programme
LCLL was commissioned by the Ministry of Education, Qatar, to develop a bespoke professional development programme for Qatari school principals and education managers. The programme certified them to offer professional development programmes in the fields of leadership and pedagogy. The four-module programme included coaching, change management, advanced facilitation and school leadership. Successful participants were awarded both an IOE certificate and Ministry of Education accreditation.
The Roots International Schools Project
We supported Roots International Schools (RIS) in Pakistan to develop leadership capabilities within its rapidly growing chain of schools. The chain is the third largest network of schools in the country and offers a wide range of international qualifications. RIS has a dedicated training department which has been delivering teacher training for 25 years and has trained over 10,000 teachers to date. The intensive, interactive five day leadership programme ‘Transforming Education – Authentic Leadership’ delivered in Islamabad, Pakistan included consultancy support, has helped to build the organisation’s leadership capacity as it expands into the Middle East.
- Leadership Networking Opportunities
UCL Institute of Education Research & Development (R&D) network
The IOE R&D network was launched as a vehicle to connect schools, colleges, alliances and trusts that want to build their capacity for evidence-informed improvement with the IOE’s huge range of researchers, knowledge and expertise.
You can join as a single organisation or existing alliance/network. Membership brings access to the IOE’s library, a facilitated annual workshop to assess your school/network’s progress and priorities for developing evidence-informed practice and access to a dedicated membership website.
For full details see the Research and Development Network website.
Published: Sep 27, 2017 11:54:33 AM
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