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Welcome to Leadership for Learning

A vibrant network dedicated to leadership, learning and their inter-connection.

Leadership. Learning. Two ideas at the heart of education. Both are complex, open to widely differing interpretations and the subject of continuing debate among academics, policy-makers and practitioners. The LfL network is concerned with both concepts and particularly with their connection, seeking to understand and share knowledge about leadership in education that supports learning.

LfL Report


The 2013 Annual Report offers an overview of our recent work and current focus and reach.

Read online or download as a PDF


Explore About to learn about our principles and framework, the team behind LfL,
our Current Collaborations, Publications and Resources (including our own series InForm) and also opportunities for Visiting and Studying with us. 

Events carries details of our seminars and conferences.

Projects introduces our current portfolio and also contains a rich archive of resources from past programmes.

Join us to become part of the network and keep in touch via our regular ebulletins.

An opportunity to share your use of LfL principles

Emeritus Professor Neil Dempster and Professor Greer Johnson's work, as presented during our last Seminar on 'Principals as Literacy Leaders in Primary and Secondary School Contexts' (Cambridge Seminar, PALLIC) is just one example of the ways in which the Leadership for Learning framework and principles that were generated by the original LfL (Carpe Vitam) project, have been used.

We know people have adapted, adopted and applied the LfL principles in many contexts, for example as the basis for school principal professional development, as a framework for guiding development work, and as part of Masters programmes. We are hoping to draw together and publish as many examples of using the LfL framework and principles as possible, to spread ideas and continue learning.

If you are using the LfL framework and principles (A focus on learning; conditions for learning; dialogue; shared leadership; shared sense of accountability) in any way at all, do please drop us an email at lfl@educ.cam.ac.uk with brief details and we will get back to you.

Many thanks.

The LfL team