- A vibrant network of people concerned with learning, leadership and their interrelationship.
- Drawn together by John MacBeath, Sue Swaffield, David Frost and Megan Crawford.
The network’s operations and influences are at local, national and international levels and are the lifeblood of the Faculty LfL staff’s research, publications, journal, teacher leadership blog and post-graduate teaching. Grounded work, drawing on the LfL framework and principles, with practitioners, schools and organisations is linked to scholarly engagement with international researchers, and to the interface with policy makers.
Our programme of conferences, courses, seminars, publications, critical friendship and research is characterised by:
- A distinctive identity and an independent voice.
- Members of the network learning and working together.
- Sensitivity to policy issues but independent of transient priorities.
LfL Supper Seminar, June 6th, 5 - 7pm
The Headteachers' Roundtable - Shaping policy and practice from within education
Rob Campbell (Headteacher, Impington Village College, Cambridgeshire) and Tom Sherrington (Headteacher, King Edward's Grammar School, Chelmsford) from The Headteachers' Roundtable are our guests at the next LfL Supper Seminar in June.
The Headteachers' Roundtable came into being in October 2012 after a tweet invited headteachers unhappy with the current trajectory of governmental reform to a meeting at the Guardian offices to discuss alternatives. A set of principles and a website showcasing them was created as a result of this first session. From that initial gathering, an article ensued which led to the rapid expansion of Twitter followers - 1,000 in the first day to over 8,000.
The group is now developing a full alternative curriculum model and has met with a range of political leaders and representatives. Join us to explore:
- what should be the nature of the curriculum and how it should be assessed,
- how policy might be shaped and influenced from within education,
- what tools social media offers for shaping and influencing policy and practice.
Headteachers taking matters into their own hands and pressing ahead with a grassroots reform movement,
determined to build support and consensus around an alternative vision of what education could and should be.
Guardian Education, February 2013
It is free to attend the event which is taking place at the Faculty of Education. All are welcome. Please email email@example.com to register.
The LfL Supper Seminars are supported by BELMAS.
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- Ebulletins - termly updates from the network with news and comments
- InForm – our series of specially commissioned papers
- Invitations to events – LfL hosts regular events and seminars throughout the year at the Faculty of Education but also participates in other events across the UK and internationally.
- Opportunities to engage – as a network we are actively engaged with collaborative knowledge exchange and creation.